Burr Cafe & Food Bar

During our recent visit to York, I stumbled upon Burr, an independent cafe and food bar near the Museum gardens.  Having peeked in the window and seen the coffee they used was from North Star Roast I knew this place would be good.

Inside, the cafe is small with a modern vibe.   The food bar is packed with yummy looking salads, pastries and deli favourites, (handmade scotch eggs and sausage rolls eye spied).  There is a mouthwatering menu with a Spanish and Yorkshire blend, and a lovely selection of cakes.  I sampled the raspberry and coconut loaf which is a recipe I will definitely be trying to recreate.

The coffee was always going to be a hit.  This was a rich and intense traditional blend from North Star Roast called Dark Arches, with chocolate notes and a nutty sweetness.

Not only was I smitten by the coffee in this place and the bright pops of coloured crockery and fresh tulips, but the tea was also top notch.

Supplied by the Bluebird Tea Company I ordered a pot of the loose leaf Earl Grey Creme tea.  It was so good I bought a box to take home and blog all about (rave review to follow).  Love love love this tea.

There are so many coffee and tea houses in York that the choice is overwhelming but Burr, (in reference to the grinding of coffee beans), definitely stood out, and on a cold and wintery day Burr got rid of the Brrr with a bloomin’ good brew.



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