The Bothy Coffee Shop is now OPEN!
We do not have a booking system in place, please just turn up and a member of staff will endeavour to seat you as quickly as possible. Once seated, please be considerate to those waiting for a table, and also customers waiting at the Garden Centre Entrance Door, as once we reach capacity, we operate a one-out, one-in system.
- We are open 9.00am – 4.00pm Monday to Saturday and 10.00am – 4.00pm on a Sunday
- Last orders for food will be 3.30pm and 4.00pm for drinks
- Breakfast will be served until 11.15am and lunches will be served 11.30am – 3.30pm
- Sunday lunches are served every Sunday 11.30am – 3.00pm, please refer to the Specials Board or ask a member of staff for the options available
Initially we will not be staying open late on a Tuesday and so will not be having Teatime Tuesday, but this will be reviewed in due course, so keep checking back!
We are currently not serving Afternoon Teas. Any Afternoon Tea Vouchers will be honoured at a later date or the amount can be used as payment for other food items.
The original Bothy was built in July 1991 as part of a major re-development at our York site and in 1995 due to its ever increasing popularity the kitchen was extended and an outdoor seating area and garden was built.
Due to the growing popularity of The Bothy, a new, larger Coffee Shop was built and opened in March 2017.
Included in our menu are a selection of vegetarian and vegan options (please specify when ordering if you require the vegan option). To see our list of FAQs regarding our vegan choices, please click here.
We also have a separate menu made from non-gluten containing ingredients.
In addition, we offer an option of a smaller portion for many of our meals, which is a popular choice for anyone who prefers a lighter meal. A Children’s menu is also available.
Please note, many of our dishes are homemade and cooked to order, and although we always endeavour to serve our customers as quickly as possible, there may be some delays during the very busy periods.
We serve a selection of speciality teas and coffees as well as a selection of cold beverages. Our coffee is made with Puro, a blend of coffees which are ethically traded with Fair Trade Certification and a percentage of the profit from every cup we sell is donated to the World Land Trust.
Our daily selection of homemade cakes, desserts and pastries can be viewed at the service counter.
Children’s Activity Area
**Unfortunately, the Children’s Activity Area is currently CLOSED**
We now have a small children’s activity area, to help keep our younger guests entertained! This includes books, colouring crayons, activity cubes, a large abacus and more! (Please note, adult supervision is required at all times).
Coach parties are welcome, but prior notification is preferred. To make enquiries or to let us know you wish to visit us, please telephone 01904 400141 and ask to speak to one of our Coffee Shop staff. Please note however, we are unable to reserve tables.
Our coffee shop has been awarded a Food Hygiene rating of 5 stars by City of York Council.
Our loyalty card allows you to collect and spend points on food and drink purchased in both our York and Scarborough Coffee Shops, as well as purchases in our York and Scarborough Garden Centres. For more information about our loyalty scheme, and for an application form, please click the link here. Application forms can also be collected from the Information Desk at the Garden Centre.
Loyalty cards need to be scanned at the point of payment, points cannot be added on retrospectively
from the Coffee Shop.
**PLEASE NOTE, WE ARE NOT CURRENTLY OPENING LATER ON A TUESDAY, WE WILL UPDATE OUR WEBSITE WHEN WE COMMENCE TUESDAY LATE NIGHT OPENING AGAIN.**