York Art Gallery

Having forged a sterling reputation for culinary excellence over the past ten years, independent bistro no8 are now proud to offer an exceptional cafe experience in the centre of York at our new home, no8 at the Gallery.

Whether you’re popping in for breakfast, brunch, a leisurely lunch or coffee and cake, we know you will love our intimate feel, friendly team, and delicious food. Why not wander through the gallery’s works of art, take a stroll in the beautiful gardens, then top it off with a bite to eat in our relaxing café?


Opening Times

Open every day 10.00am –4.45pm.

There is no need to book ahead.



We believe that outstanding fresh produce should be the star of the show. We like to complement, not over-complicate; an ethos that our small, dedicated team of chefs remains true to with each new menu creation.

Our innovative dishes pack a punch on the flavour front too, something which would not be possible without our highly acclaimed local Yorkshire suppliers including HFF, The Fruity Kitchen, Sykes House Farm, Wolds Direct, Fowlers of York and of course Aintsy Ales – just to name a few.

Our menus are seasonal and exciting and a work or art in their own right. We also cater for special dietary requirements so just let us know in advance or when you order.



We are a family friendly café and are able to provide high chairs on request.

As well as a child-friendly menu from just £3.00, we also offer younger visitors colouring pads and crayons so they can delve into their creative side and take inspiration from their surroundings.

We run drawing and colouring competitions throughout the year with prizes on offer! Just ask our staff for more information or look out for posters during your visit.


Events and Hospitality

no8 catering offer outside catering up to 250 guests. For more information please contact Ashley on 07500 060497 or e-mail ashley@cafeno8.co.uk.

For events at York Art Gallery and at York Museums Trust’s other venues please visit the York Venues website.


Contact Us

Telephone: +44 (0)1904 624721

E-mail: gallery@no8york.co.uk

Website: www.cafeno8.co.uk

Twitter: @cafeno8 & @cafeno8gallery