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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...


As many of you know by now, our shop lease is running out in August, and instead of renewing it, we’ve decided we're going close our shop in York Place...and go mobile. 

Over the last few weeks we’ve re-evaluated everything we’re doing and looked back at what we set out to achieve when we first opened. Our mission was simple: to serve great coffee in a relaxed and accessible environment, with a focus on community. 

We never set out to serve food, and as much as we love eating/ making it, we’re not super passionate about serving it commercially. We are, however, still just as excited (if not more excited than ever) about serving the best coffee & drinks we possibly can, and valuing the interaction and community that builds around coffee. 

We considered scaling up and having a larger premises, a proper kitchen and much higher volume - but realised that’s just not us! We want to be part of making Scarborough a better place, both as part of the coffee scene and in collaboration with other businesses - but that doesn’t mean we need a big shop. Just big hearts and a passion for our core values. 

Whilst we’re a sad about saying goodbye to the place we’ve started out from, going into mobile / pop up means that we can stay true to what we’re really about while meeting a whole lot more of you lovely people as we get out and about! Mobile coffee service, coffee tastings, festivals, popping up in collaboration with other businesses - it’s going to be so much fun, and an exciting adventure!

More details about where to find us come August will follow very soon. 

So, the 14th July will be our last day of serving our full food menu. We’ll go back to just doing cake alongside our current drinks offering.

The 28th July will be our last day of trading from 12a York Place.

With much love,
Team Yay xxx

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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