Selby is the birthplace of King Henry I, and if he was around today he would have a very bright jewel in his cafe crown, called The Little Coffee House. It’s a superb café where the staff made us feel really welcome, were always very friendly and had plenty of banter. It has a modern feel downstairs, whereas upstairs is classier with grand sofas and armchairs to sit and enjoy your cake and tea.
The Little Coffee House lives up to the billing, with plenty of coffee options, as well as tea, soft drinks and hot chocolate.
It also has a good selection of hot food, including bagels and muffins that can be enjoyed with smoked salmon, poached/fried/scrambled eggs and bacon. There are plenty of specials available on the chalkboards dotted around the cafe walls there’s a super selection of homemade cakes – we tried the blueberry and pear cake, and the vanilla fudge cake, both of which were incredible!
The Little Coffee House is situated on the A19 heading into Selby town centre, so the road in to the venue is quite busy, but it is definitely worth the effort to get there. Alternatively, you can arrive via the Trans Pennine Trail which passes nearby.
Speaking to the staff we discovered that there is room to put bikes round the back of the café, though on our visit we left ours out front as you can keep an eye on them from your downstairs seat.
Overall, this cafe is most likely to be a mid-ride stop, though you might want to spend a little longer than normal here to enjoying the amazing cakes.
Large coffee: £2.00
Huge slice of cake: £2.50
Eggs Benedict – the hollandaise sauce is superb!
Local Climb / Segment
Bishop’s Wood East to East – it’s a straight forward smash!
Tom Dumoulin – gets the job done downstairs, with a bit of class upstairs
- 8 Brook St, Selby, YO8 4AR
- 01757 213161