The Perky Peacock

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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.

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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

(613) Google Reviews

Went to Perky Peacock a couple of years ago and enjoyed it. This week on holiday we returned to find new owners who were very welcoming. With a larger menu and now serving wines it was better than ever. Had a lovely lunch by the river and will certainly make it a favourite in future
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a month ago
Nice place overall... fairly priced - had nice cakes when we went. Coffee is pretty average. Atmosphere's nice and staff are very friendly we liked the service.
I love this cafe. Great food, great service and reasonable prices. Delicious cakes, especially the carrot cake. Great coffee. I had green tea today and it was lovely. Great location too overlooking the river next to Lendal Bridge.
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3 weeks ago
It was a very hot afternoon in York and we noticed the advert board for doggie ice cream. Our dog really needed refreshment and we did too, so just popped in here for a couple of glasses of wine, some water and a dog ice cream. Lovely little cafe with some inside seating and tables outside too. We will go back. Our dog Ruby really enjoyed the ice cream. Thanks
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a month ago
We had a work lunch at The Perky Peacock and it was great! The food was lovely, the venue was fantastic and the hosts and waitresses were very welcoming and could not do enough for us - I would recommend this cafe to all! Thanks guys you did us proud
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a week ago

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