The Perky Peacock


The Perky Peacock

Café and Bar

About us

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We're a small family owned coffee shop, cafe and bar, located in one of the oldest buildings in York. Barker Tower was built in the 14th Century, originally for the purpose of collecting a toll from visitors entering the city.

The Café

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We serve a wonderful selection of coffees, teas, cakes and other snacks.

Lovely Cakes

Our cake selection at the Perky Peacock will help sweeten your day and is the perfect accompaniment to your favourite tea or coffee!

Breakfast Rolls

Is there a better way to start the day than with breakfast at the Perky Peacock? We don’t think so... Coffee & bacon butties in the dungeon!

Warm Bakery

A cosy atmosphere or sit outside, our warm baked offerings and great coffees will leave you feeling satisfied.

Delicious Snacks

Dine in or takeaway, here at The Perky Peacock, we have a range of fresh food, delicious cakes, and hot or cold drinks!

The Bar

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An afternoon with friends, or winding down after a stressful day at work, The Perky Peacock serves a great selection of your favourite wines, spirits, and cocktails, to enjoy as you watch the world go by.

Great Wines

Red, white or something in-between, quench your thirst with a nice glass of wine while sitting comfortably, outside or in the dungeon. Whether you’re popping in for a quiet glass on your own, or out with friends and family, we hope you have a fabulous time.

Fabulous Cocktails

It's always Martini time at the Perky Peacock.

Choose from our selection of aperitifs, spirits and liqueurs, or try one of our great cocktails, such as the signature Espresso Martini.

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Private Functions

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There’s no better place to hold your private function than in the Perky Peacock Dungeon. Let us cater to you and your guests so you can concentrate on your agenda without worry. Contact Us at any time for more Information or to book the Perky Peacock Dungeon for your next private function.

Private function room in York

Our Customers

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At The Perky Peacock, we get customers dropping in from all over the world for a coffee, a bite to eat, and even a cocktail or glass of wine. This is what a few of our customers had to say after their visit ...

Rating: 4.6

(747) Google Reviews

Super little place right on the river. Food was excellent. I had a scone, my friend had a bacon sandwich, both lovely. Value for money was about right for the centre of a tourist city. We were cycling today & would definitely stop here again.
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5 months ago
Drizzly day , so the first floor tables were full. Headed to the ground floor , which unfortunately seemed to be also used as a bit of a storeroom with boxes cans, brollies and cushions piled up next to the door. Shame as the rest of the room looked nice , Took away from the ambience a bit. Store cupboard would have been a solution ? Nice coffee and cake though.
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2 months ago
Coffees and butty were great. The atmosphere and surroundings were very quaint and inviting. Due to the VERY old building there was no toilet available, but the friendly staff directed us to the nearby facilities.
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a month ago
Perfect place to stop for a coffee before continuing through the walled city. Peacock themed, immersed in history Check out the dungeon below
A very important pleasant lunch today! We sat by the heater and it was toasty warm. The service was prompt and the coffees/food arrived quickly! The staff were friendly and looking forward to coming again! There’s no toilet by the way, so we walked to the train station for a comfort break!
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10 months ago


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