Our favourite cafes around the East Riding

Morning coffee to afternoon tea and everything in between. Discover our favourite places in Pocklington, Market Weighton, Brough and beyond.

Tea and cake is a quintessentially British tradition, and here in the East Riding, we’re spoilt for choice; there are so many cafés and tea rooms to choose from! So, if you want to take your parents, grandparents, or an elderly friend out for a special treat, then take a look at some of our favourite spots in the local area.

Drewton’s Farm Shop

Located just outside of South Cave, Drewton’s Farm Shop is a great place to take older friends or relatives for an afternoon tea.  There’s a wide selection of locally sourced food available and plenty of sweet treats to go with your cuppa.  We like the afternoon tea for two but make sure you bring a big appetite and order ahead!

Alongside the restaurant is a farm shop and deli that has a wide range of local produce and an ideal place to stock up on supplies for home.

Drewton’s Farm Shop

The Black Cat Tearoom

The Black Cat Tearoom is another excellent find to take your older friends and relatives, this time in the centre of Hessle. Here, you can sample the delights of locally sourced ingredients, with a range of fresh food available all day from breakfast to lunch. If you particularly want to indulge your sweet tooth, there’s an array of cakes, cheesecakes, scones and traditional puddings to choose from, and the ice cream sundaes are both stunning and indulgent.

If you’re fit and limber, The Black Cat is only a walk away from Hessle Foreshore and the start of the Yorkshire Wolds Way, so you can work up an appetite before making a pit stop. However, if you need to consider accessibility, Hessle itself is well worth a wander, including The Square, the quaint centre of the town and the variety of winding streets.

Lilypad Café

The Lilypad Café at Burnby Hall in Pocklington is an ideal place to combine some fresh air and a tasty treat.  With easily accessible gardens to stroll around you’ll be sure to build up an appetite for the great food on offer.

The Lilypad Café offers a range of light meals, including sandwiches, toasties, platters, weekly specials and more, along with homemade traybakes and cakes.  There is a “wait to be seated” service however there are plenty of seats available inside and out.

The Ramblers’ Rest Tea Room

Located in the pretty village of Millington, just a few miles outside of Pocklington, the Rambler’s Rest has been a cosy tea room since 1985.  With a roaring fire it’s a great place to spend a chilly afternoon indulging yourself out of the elements.  In the summer there’s a covered area to enjoy the homemade cakes and pastries.

There is a full range of hot and cold drinks with an extensive food menu so you’re bound to find something you like.  The tea room is closed on Tuesday and Wednesday.

We hope you get a chance to enjoy some of the cafes above, you may well bump into one of us there!

For some useful advice on nutrition for older people please follow this link