York || Your Bike Shed

Your Bike Shed is my latest York coffee shop to visit, on my ever-increasing list of places that you MUST eat at in York. It’s incredible how many coffee shops and hip cafes that such a small city as York has. And let’s face it, this might be one of the most hipster of them all. 

Your Bike Shed is located in (and slightly adjacent to) a bike fixing shop. If you haven’t been to York before, you might not know but York is a massive cycling town. Not at an Amsterdam-Copenhagen level, but certainly more than anywhere else I’ve ever seen in England. 

Or course, I’ve recently joined the York cyclist community with my rusty Β£5 bike, but one day maybe I’ll have a lovely city bike with front basket attached. 

But back to Your Bike Shed. The coffee is delicious (and strong, so an automatic winner in Sam’s books). I had the chocolate and mint cake. The cake was lovely and airy whilst the mint buttercream got the minty balance just right. It’s so easy to be a bit heavy-handed with the mint and then ending up with a finished product that closer resembles toothpaste than a dessert. Thankfully, this was not the case here and my cake was perfectly decadent. 

Sam had the gluten-free chocolate fudge cake and it was so spongy and divine that I couldn’t help but steal a few forkfuls. It would have been rude not to! 

I’ve not been there for lunch but I eyed up the food of my fellow customers that day and it all looked lovely. A return visit is already on the books.

Your Bike Shed is located at 148/150 Micklegate York YO1 6JX

For other York cafe recommendations check out my posts on: 

Pig & Pastry 
Mannion & Co 
10 Coffee Shops to Visit in York 
Brew & Brownie 
Crumbs Cupcakery
Bison Coffee House 

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  • Delicious!

  • Laura Emilia

    I love quirky places like this – the decor is so cute! And that cake looks divine… xx

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

    • The cake was surprisingly tasty – it’s a great little gem if you’re ever in the area! x

  • shinjiin

    Bike and Coffee =) I never knew that this combo could be this amazing. If I ever get a chance to visit York, I will definitely drop by.

  • This place looks so cool! What a great spot!
    That cake too πŸ˜‰ xxx
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    • That cake was extra fab! We are really spoiled for choice here in York but I’d LOVE to try your place one day! x

  • The North Left Blog

    Excellent! I’m getting so many tips for trips back to York from your blog!

    P.S I absolutely love Pig & Pastry and I tell people about it all the time!

    • Glad to be of help πŸ˜‰

      Pig & Pastry is the absolutely best. There are some incredible eats in York, but it’s probably my favourite. xx

  • The cake looks delicious! I didn’t know that York was a cycling city (I must admit that I don’t know much at all). But I love how they have incorporated the essence of the city in the cafe with all the decor

    nat // dignifiable

    • Thanks Natalie – if you get the chance to visit, I definitely recommend it!

      (I believe that York has the highest proportion of people who cycle to work of anywhere in the UK) xx

  • Oh man I could devour both those slices of cake right now! There’s nothing better than an independent cafe with great coffee and cake! xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua | Life, Travel, Italy

  • This was the wrong post to read at a 3am wake up when I’m having breastfeeding-induced hunger pangs… that cake sounds divine! My sister has just left uni in York and I’m kind of gutted my best excuse to visit has gone, because I bloody loved it there! (Although she’s in Edinburgh now, so swings and roundabouts I guess! Maybe a road trip with a stop in York is in order…) xxx

    • Hehe sorry πŸ˜‰ Though I do LOVE Edinburgh – it’s one of my favourite cities on the planet! x

  • haha this does look very hipstery! We have a cyclist coffee shop in Stirling and it’s very Scottish and called the fat cyclist lol