This is a hidden little gem of a café in York. It’s tucked away close to the river nearby Lendel Bridge. Krumbs Café is a training facility funded by York City Council and run by United Response. They provide hospitality and catering training to local adults with learning disabilities.
The atmosphere in the café is relaxed and casual with wooden tables and chairs. There is at table service and ordering your food is conducted by one of the trainees. In all the times I have been to the café, there have not been any issues with ordering food however a supervisor is always near to hand should there be any difficulties or uncertainties. My most recent visit was a lunch out with a large group of work colleagues which was handled extremely well. They did ask us to pre-order which was easy enough for us to do. It also meant our food didn’t take long to arrive once we were seated and it was all correct according to what we had ordered.
The menu is simple yet varied and is complemented with a few specials on the blackboard each day. Sometimes they don’t always have everything available that’s advertised on the menu so some patience and understanding is needed should this occur. The quality of the food however is very good and is excellent value for money. Examples of the food on offer include salads, jacket potatoes with various fillings, quiche of the day served with salad and chips, soup of the day, sandwiches, paninis and wraps. There are also homemade puddings and cakes along with tea and coffee.
Their full menu can be viewed here.
I can highly recommend a visit to this little café. It’s a delightful eating experience and you are also contributing to a very good cause. By supporting Krumbs you are helping to give opportunities to people with learning disabilities. All profits are ploughed back into Krumbs, enabling more people with learning disabilities the chance to learn real vocational skills in catering and hospitality.
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 2pm
Contact Krumbs Café
Address: 3-5 Tanner Row, York YO1 6JB
Telephone: 01904 672572