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

(795) Google Reviews

Wonderful little cafe set in one of York's historic river towers. Nice gentle music played in the background while we drank nice hot drinks and ate nice pastries. Comfortable and atmospheric inside, it also offered seating at little private tables outside.
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a month ago
A great little hidden treasure in an amazing tower location. Great coffee, friendly service, fresh flowers and cheerful tunes. The perfect pit stop in a long day of wandering the city! Worth knowing that there's wifi but no bathroom because of the nature of the building.
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a month ago
Nestled in an awesome location, the Perky Peacock in York exudes a fantastic vibe that sets the stage for a memorable dining experience. The understanding and amiable staff added to the allure of this delightful cafe. As a vegetarian, I was impressed by the staff's willingness to customize dishes to suit my preferences. The cream cheese bagels with sundried tomatoes were a standout recommendation that I thoroughly enjoyed. The mozzarella sandwich and pita bread with hummus and veggies also catered perfectly to my tastes. Exploring hummus for the first time, I found it to be a delightful addition to my meal, especially when paired with the fresh veggies like tomatoes and pickles. Although my taste buds reveled in the culinary experience, the hot chocolate leaned a tad towards being overly sweet, slightly diminishing its appeal. Perky Peacock left my tummy very content and satisfied. Despite the slightly sweet hot chocolate, the cafe's ambiance, accommodating staff, and flavorful offerings made for a fulfilling and enjoyable dining adventure.
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6 months ago
Nice and cozy vibes with nice people. Just wish there was a larger selection of pastries and stronger coffee. Wasn't my favourite tasting coffee. The carrot cake was good though🥕
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5 months ago
Great place for a coffee. Lovely staff and very reasonable prices. Great atmosphere in a really interesting and important piece of historical York.
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4 months ago


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