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The Vine House Café

The Vine House Café

The Vine House Cafe is situated within our Victorian Vinery here at Helmsley Walled Garden. Sit among the grapes or in the tranquillity of our garden while enjoying freshly prepared lunches or homemade cakes and delicious coffee.

This year we are delighted to welcome mother and son team Sue and Sam Chapman who have now taken over the café. Their plan is to make the cafe a destination place for visitors to Helmsley: a place where they can escape the crowds and taste fresh seasonal produce, beautifully presented and served with a smile.

Very much at the heart of their business is coffee. The Vine House Café now has an espresso machine so customers can now choose their favourite way to have their coffee, from cappuccino to espresso, double shot or soya milk. They have their own blend of coffee roasted in York with tastings twice a year so it is constantly being tweaked to perfection!

Sue and Sam have lots of plans for the cafe and customers will see changes as the season progresses. They are looking forward to working closely with garden staff and benefitting from the seasonal fruit and vegetables grown at here in the garden which will allow them to come up with even more creative menus for their customers.

The Vine House Café is open every day from 10am to 5pm with lunch served from midday until 2.30pm. Situated on the edge of the Cleveland Way it is an excellent stopping off point for walkers and cyclists. Dogs are welcome in the courtyard dining area and in the first bay of the café. Free Wi-Fi is available so you can surf the net to your heart’s content whilst enjoying excellent coffee and cake.

  • Open April – October, 10am – 5pm, lunch is served from midday till 2.30pm 
  • Free Wi-Fi