Cockleshells Cafe is open every  Wednesday and Thursday from 10am to 2.45pm, and serves an extensive range of teas, chocolate and espresso coffee-based drinks with nutritious and refined homemade foods. The café is open and inclusive to everyone, and in addition hosts students on work placements who will also be undertaking accredited catering courses.

St James Arts Centre can host your special events or parties and Cockleshells can offer a range of catering options.

A customer has said that he believed that the coffee “is the best in Scarborough – it has the flavour, without the bitterness”.  Please come along and check it out for yourselves.

Ashley and Donna look forward to giving you a warm welcome, and serving you with their high quality and excellent value dishes and drinks.  Please look out for the weekly “Specials” with a half price drinks – gluten-free and other healthy options are available on request.

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We have a five star food hygiene rating, and are also on Tripadvisor and value reviews from customers!

NB:  the café will be closed for staff holidays for 2 weeks after Thursday 17th August