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Our Top 10 Coffee Shops in Whitby

Here's a quick rundown (in no particular order!) of our top 10 favourite places a coffee, tea, slice of cake or similar, in Whitby:

Sanders Yard

Situated in a quiet courtyard off Whitby's Church Street, Sanders Yard is behind The Shepherd's Purse. They have two rooms - one with proper tables and chairs and one with comfy sofas and a selection of toys to keep little ones occupied. They offer a good selection of hot and cold food, as well as some of the best cakes in town. If you're down that end of town and fancy a drink it's well worth a visit.


Located at the bottom end of Flowergate Java is routinely on any local's list of recommendations. The coffee is always great and they do a good selection of cakes (not all home made) as well as a substantial hot and cold food menu (especially for somewhere with such a small kitchen!). Sit in and watch the world go by, or get a takeaway and make your way down Golden Lion Bank onto the harbour side, or up Flowergate to Pannett Park - the choice is yours!


Dog friendly and located on Whitby's Skinner Street, Beckett's has been around for a good few years now and is known for it's relaxed and friendly atmosphere and it's second hand book - available to buy or just browse while you enjoy a good brew and a slice of the moisest cake you've ever seen (probably).


No list of Whitby's top coffee spots would be complete without a mention of Botham's - a permanent Whitby fixture since 1865. Choose either 'top' Botham's on Skinner Street and enjoy their upstairs tea room away from the hustle and bustle of the street outside, or 'bottom' Botham's on Baxtergate. Tea, coffee, cold drinks, sandwiches, pasties, sausage rolls, cakes... all you could ask for and so much more!

The Whitby Deli

A new venture in Whitby - opened only a few days ago, but selling the fantastic Baytown Coffee, roasted locally and packing quite a punch! Based at the top end of Flowergate, a double-fronted shop selling a wonderful selection of deli food and drinks as well as a cafe (not quite open, but will be soon apparently!). It's great to see this building being put to good use again after a few years of limited use.


On the cliff top near the Whale Bones? Give Clara's a try. There's no seating inside (it's based in the old Spa Ticket Office) but providing the weather's not absolutely awful you're guaranteed a great view out across the piers and towards Sandsend.


In the centre of Flowergate, if you enjoy places with a 'theme' perhaps Sherlock's is the one for you! Featuring all kinds of artifacts giving an 'old-fashioned' feel you'll find plenty of references to the man himself. Definitely one to try!

Teare Wood's

If you like ice cream with your coffee then Teare Wood's is the place for you. Situated on the harbour side they make all their own ice cream, with milk from their own cows and serve it in their wonderfully relaxed cafe alongside a good selection of hot and cold drinks and other food. Very accomodating to those with pushchairs (if not too busy).




What used to be known as 'The Big A' (The Angel Hotel) is now a Wetherspoons, and whatever you think of Whitby welcoming big chains, you can't argue with the location as a great spot for people-watching while you enjoy a drink - whether hot, cold, soft or strong! Located on the harbourside there's plenty of outside seating as well as ample inside too. It's a Wetherspoons, so the menu is fixed, but the coffee's pretty good.


Again, a newly opened chain on Whitby's Baxtergate. While avoiding the argument as to whether Costa and the like is a good or bad thing for Whitby, some people enjoy the reliability of a big chain - 'you know what you're getting'. So perhaps Costa is your thing - and certainly it's well positioned on one of Whitby's busy shopping streets, with some on-street seating as well as ample room inside.

Holiday Cottages within Easy Reach...

Fancy trying one or two from our list? Why not book your stay at Aislaby Lodge Cottages on 01947 811822 and enjoy all that Whitby has to offer (so much more than coffee shops!) as well as our wonderful countryside location in the Esk Valley.  We're only 3 miles from town - so you can make the most of the amenities whilst also getting some peace and quiet!

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