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"Yay COFFEE!"  

An exclamation of delight, Uttered when you realise that it's coffee time!

Tucked away in a basement just off Scarborough's high street, you'll find some people who are really excited about tasty coffee. Pop in and join us! 

Coffee is more than just a brown liquid that wakes you up. It can be something really special, and we're really rather excited about it! We're here to find you a coffee that you'll love, in a place where you can feel right at home, whatever your style, whatever your preferences.

Coffee is a seasonal product, and so, like fruit & veg, what's available will change from month to month. Because of this, we have a regularly rotating menu of Single Origin Filter Coffees & Espressos, from a variety of countries all over the world, brought to us by roasters across the country & beyond. 

We also offer Single Origin Hot Chocolates, Loose Leaf Teas, Herbal Infusions & a wide range of cordials, as well as seasonal specials, of both hot & cold varieties. Happiness doesn't always have to be caffeinated. :)

Alongside our drinks, we serve light breakfast, nibbles & sweet treats. Man cannot live by coffee alone... 



Mon-Sat 9am–5pm
Sun Closed

Lunch menu served 10am-3pm



12a York Place,
YO11 2NP




News & updates...

Change, change, change!

So, changes are afoot at Yay, and we wanted to let you know what that’s going to look like over the next few months, because we think you guys are amazing and we want to keep you in the loop.

As a lot of you know, our plan for a long time has been to relocate to a bigger premises, as thanks to your faithful custom, we’ve outgrown our current one. With the arrival of Rob & Lottie’s little boy in October of last year, that need was compounded, and that coupled with VAT bills means the need for change is more pressing than ever. 

A few of you know we’d been eyeing up a place which seemed to fit the brief perfectly, with the aim of moving seamlessly from the current space to the new one, with very little disruption in the middle. However, that property process fell through, which means a move will take a little longer than anticipated. As a result, we are staying where we are for a little longer than initially planned.

Because of this, we have to make some immediate changes to the way we operate so we can be well positioned to move forward once we’ve got a location sorted out, and help keep our costs under control.

With that in mind, we’ve reluctantly decided to change our opening hours to 9am-5pm Monday- Saturday, and we’ve had to reshuffle staffing too.

We really hope you can bear with us in this period of change. We couldn’t have got this far without you, and we wanted to be open with you, because we think you’re all great and know that so many of you really do care about what’s going on.  We have an absolutely amazing, very supportive team, and we’re so excited to see what’s in store. We hope you’ll stick with us on the journey! There’s going to be a MASSIVE party on our 3rd business birthday. Like, a REALLY BIG ONE.

To recap, new opening hours are:


Lunch menu service between 10am-3pm


With much love,
Rob, Lottie, Timmy & the team xxx


In 2018, we'll be hosting regular coffee tasting evenings in a relaxed, informal style. We'll have a variety of interesting and contrasting coffees on the table that we’ll taste side by side, and then we’ll brew some of them up using a couple of different methods. All you need to do is bring your tastebuds!

Don't worry if you've never done anything like this before...we'll guide you through the process. Tasting the difference between coffees really isn't as tricky as you might think! 

There'll also be nibbles and tasty things to see you through the evening. 

Tickets are £15 a head, and available from the shop staff. 10 tickets available.

Next date: TBA

How to find us...

12a York Place,
Scarborough, YO11 2NP


We are in a basement on York Place, just off Scarborough high street, in-between Lazenby's Bistro and Douglas Gray Fine Art Gallery. 


Contact Us

If you want to get in touch please use the form on the right, drop us an email directly, or call us on the number below. 

(If you use the contact form, make sure you check your spam folder if a reply doesn't appear from us within a day or two- sometimes our emails get lost in there for some reason!)

Phone: (01723) 364 133



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