Brew & Brownie

Ian Jones, Food and Drink Editor
Brew & Brownie
Courtesy of Brew & Brownie

Brew & Brownie, 5 Museum Street, York, YO1 7DT – Visit Now

On Station Road, across from the Yorkshire Museum, you’ll find Brew & Brownie, a hip coffee and tea shop equally famous for its take on classic café food. It’s wildly popular with tourists and, promisingly, locals – who have been known to queue up in the rain to get in for a steaming hot brew and a plate of carefully put together hearty grub.

A hip coffee and tea shop equally famous for its take on classic café food

In a cool atmosphere of chrome, bare bulbs and tiles, guests can find a wide range of coffees and teas, from the classic line-up of Americanos and Cappuccinos to local specials. Food includes classic fried breakfasts and eggs benedict, plus sourdough sandwiches and ciabatta, put together from local brands such as Haxby’s and M&K butchers.

Then there’s the smashed avocado with harissa oil. And of course, brownies: salted caramel, biscoff, cookie dough and even Oreo (excitingly,  the classic American confectionary is given a Yorkshire twist). On that note, Bew & Brownie is also famous for the stacked syrupy pancakes, with salted caramel, or yoghurt and honey, or blueberries. Most of the dishes are also available in vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free.

A great place to drop in for a light lunch on a trip around York, whether that’s a cultural trip or a luxury shopping venture

Brew & Brownie draws many positive reviews from locals and visitors online, perhaps because it’s a great place to drop in for a light lunch on a trip around York, whether that’s a cultural trip or a luxury shopping venture. Nearby you’ll find the beautiful Museum Gardens, where you can wander among Roman Ruins and of course pay a visit to the Yorkshire Museum and Art Gallery. Just over the river, there’s a way on to the City Walls trail, a great way to get around the entire city.

Opening Hours

  • Mon: 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Tue: 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Wed: 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Thu: 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Fri: 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sat: 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun: 9:30am – 4:00pm
  • Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit