We are a family run, small independent café in the heart of York, with a relaxed friendly atmosphere. Our food is simple and fresh, and we source our produce locally. 

We use Yorkshire suppliers for our coffee, artisan bread, eggs, meat and preserves. We believe that homemade is best, so we bake our traybakes and cakes in-house in our little kitchen.

Sample menu

Organic Side Oven Bakery granola, yoghurt and homemade berry compote

'Build your own' breakfast, with free-range scrambled eggs, smoked back bacon, roast vine tomatoes and more

Avocado, feta and chilli on Haxby Bakehouse sourdough toast

Garlic mushrooms on sourdough toast

Vale of York English smoked back bacon or sausage sandwich

Our signature Daughter fishfinger sandwich with fresh minted peas and homemade tartar sauce

Mexican black bean wrap with cheese, avocado, tomato and coriander

A variety of toasties with house salad

Weekly specials including fresh homemade soup

Bluebird Bakery toasted teacake

Freshly baked sweet treats, such as salted caramel shortbread

Loose leaf tea - Brew Tea Co

Roost Coffee

{Smaller portions are available for children}

We recycle, reduce unnecessary waste, use 100% compostable coffee cups and minimise single use plastics.

Open every day


Quality Ingredients

We search for the best quality, fresh and seasonal produce for our ever-changing menu. From a plum frangipane in August to pumpkin pie in Autumn!

Local Suppliers

We use local, independent producers and suppliers as much as possible to bring you delicious food and drink, and to support our local economy.

Dog and Family-Friendly

You'll find a friendly, inclusive space at Daughter. Dogs and children very welcome (baby-changing facilities, highchairs, books and toys available)

Keeping it in the family

Our grade 2 listed building has been in the family since the 1970’s. The second generation has now taken over and restored the building to its original glory. The name ‘DAUGHTER’ represents the relationship between father, daughter and granddaughter.

We hope you enjoy the food and space we have created.


10 Clifford Street,
York, YO1 9RD

Opening hours

9-4 Monday – Friday
9-5  Saturday    10-4  Sunday

Contact us

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Sorry we don’t take bookings, but you won’t wait too long for a table


Daughter Café   ∙   10 Clifford Street, York, YO1 9RD   ∙   daughtercafeyork@gmail.com