La Place Verte
Skeldergate Bridge, York, Yorkshire, YO1 9WJ
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The small team working here are fast and friendly.
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.
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.
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:
- Bar, Coffee shop, Ice-cream parlour
- French, Ice cream, Snacks
- Skeldergate Bridge, York, Yorkshire, YO1 9WJ
- +44 1904 677 005
- Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Afternoon Tea
- Opening times:
- Daily 10am-5pm
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Not necessary
- Free tags / Keywords:
- Belgian, riverside, croques, waffles