Betty’s Afternoon Tea (York)

My best friend from University and I decided to catch up in York over the holidays which meant I could finally try the very famous afternoon tea at Betty’s.

I believe the original opened in 1919 in Harrogate. It is family owned and only available in Yorkshire (Harrogate, York, Harlow Carr, Stonegate, Ilkley and Northallerton). We went to the cafe in York at around 12 perhaps a 10 minute walk from the station- Now they don’t take reservations so there was a small queue, but by the time we were seated the queue was so long, that I was so glad that I wasn’t the one waiting outside…

We were seatg1ed by the window (joy!)- it was quite busy inside too but the service was on point. The café was quite spacious with glass windows surrounding so we had a lot of sunlight. We had the standard breakfast tea since we are not so adventurous but we did go for their traditional afternoon tea
It consisted of;
• Sandwiches
• Scones
• Pastries
• Cakes…(chocolate for me of course)
• Roughly spent £20.00 each-
I can see why there isn’t a single bad review out there- the cakes are delightful; the service is kind and the location is beautiful. Betty’s knows exactly what they are doing when it comes to traditional afternoon tea.




6-8 Helen’s Square


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