La Place Verte

Price guide: Budget

Skeldergate Bridge, York, Yorkshire, YO1 9WJ

Price guide: Budget

La Place Verte with riverside setting

By David Cawley, your York expert

I write for Britain Magazine, Heritage .... Read more
#9 of 20
expert-rated restaurants in York
Expert overall rating:4.4 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.4
4.4
Ambience:
4.2
4.2
Service:
3.9
3.9
Location:
4.6
4.6
Value for money:
4.2
4.2
Recommended for:
Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Singles, Travellers with pets, Chilling out, Great views / scenery, Nature / wildlife, People watching, Relaxation

Best for Families - Expert review of La Place Verte

A great little Belgian coffee shop serving the best D.I.Y hot chocolate in town.

Some seriously good light bites and excellent hot chocolate and coffee created within a crammed former toll house on the river banks, I always make time to get one of the rickety outside table here and simply watch the water world go by.

Food and drink: 

Light snacks form the bulk of the menu and feature sandwiches, savoury pancakes, salads, croques and some great waffles. Speciality teas and coffees accompany as do a selection of bottled Belgian beers.

Recommended dishes: 

It has to be the hot chocolate which comes with the constituent parts separate so you can concoct your own delicious drink to taste. To eat, I go for the croques madam, a toasted sandwich of ham, cheese, red onion topped with a fried egg.

Ambience: 

Space inside is limited, but this really is the place to go when the sun shines and where you can sit on the small terrace watching the river traffic and swans and geese begging food from passers-by.

Service: 

The small team working here are fast and friendly.

Location: 

Set in a former toll house on Skeldergate Bridge close to Clifford’s Tower, The Castle Museum and at the start of the splendid tree lined riverside avenue created in the 1730’s.

Price advice: 

Expect to pay no more than £6.00 for a savoury or sweet dish and £3.00 for a hot drink. Take one of their loyalty cards get an instant discount and earn points towards future visits.

Tables to book: 

No booking so hope the weather is with you and take a table outside, otherwise there may be a wait for the limited tables within.

More information on La Place Verte:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Bar, Coffee shop, Ice-cream parlour
Food:
French, Ice cream, Snacks
Address:
Skeldergate Bridge, York, Yorkshire, YO1 9WJ
Telephone:
+44 1904 677 005
Website:
http://www.laplaceverte.co.uk
Serves:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Afternoon Tea
Opening times:
Daily 10am-5pm
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not necessary
Free tags / Keywords:
Belgian, riverside, croques, waffles

Have you been to La Place Verte? Would you recommended it?