Café No.8 Merchants’ Coffee House Menu

Breakfast and Brunch

Merchants’ breakfast
bacon, egg, sausage, black pudding, slow-roast tomatoes, mushroom and toast 7.95

Vegetarian breakfast
grilled flat field mushrooms, slow-roast tomatoes, scrambled or poached eggs, vintage cheddar pesto on toast 6.95

Breakfast Sandwiches
choose from dry-cured bacon, sausage, mushroom, black pudding, egg or a combination of 2 5.95

Freshly-baked croissant
with home-made compôte and butter 2.00

Cinnamon Toast

with home-made compôte and butter 2.00

Bacon and eggs on toast
poached, scrambled, fried 6.50

Salads (seasonal)

Small 5.00
Large 9.50

Cakes and Light Bites

Carrot, ginger and walnut cake
with stem ginger mascarpone cream 3.50

Classic lemon drizzle cake
with blackcurrant jam and crème fraîche 3.50

Orange-glazed polenta cake
with toasted almonds and crème fraîche 3.95
(gluten free)

Dark chocolate brownie
with whipped cream 2.95

Fruit and nut flapjack 2.25

with home-made fruit compôte and double cream 3.50

Special cake or tart of the day 3.75

all cakes and scones made by our dedicated bakers in our Escrick kitchen


See boards for details

All menu items available in children’s size at half price

Light Lunches

Soup of the day
with warm bread and butter 5.95

Merchants Pie
a pie baked in a hot-water crust containing beef, gammon, pork, chicken, fruit and spices, inspired by the original Merchant Adventurers, with salad 7.95

Vegetarian Torte of the day
with salad 7.95


(with dressed salad)

Merchants’ Hot Sandwiches
choose from hot-smoked chicken with bread sauce and cranberry gravy or roast pork with apple sauce and anise gravy in griddled Yorkshire breadcake with roast vegetables 7.95

Merchants’ Coronation chicken 5.50

Vintage cheddar cheese savoury
with real ale chutney 5.50

York ham
with apple chutney 5.50

Roast beef
with horseradish coleslaw 5.50

Hot Drinks

Espresso 1.95

Americano 2.30

Cappuccino 2.75

Latte 2.75

Flat White 2.75

Mocha 2.95
large add – 0.75
syrup add – 0.50

Hot Chocolate 2.95
with cream and mini marshmallows add – 0.75

Yorkshire Tea 2.50
(by the pot)

Speciality Tea 2.75
Earl Grey, Green, Peppermint, Lemon & Ginger, Camomile, Raspberry & Cranberry, Apple & Cinnamon, Decaffeinated

Soft Drinks

Fentimans 3.25
Ginger Beer, Victorian Lemonade, Dandelion & Burdock

Sparkling Cordials 2.95
Elderflower, Ginger & Lime, Raspberry & Rose, Fizzy

Pop 2.50
Coke, Diet Coke, Lemonade

Juices 2.35
Apple,Orange, Cranberry, Orange & Cranberry
Children’s size 1.00

Still/Sparkling Water
Small 2.25
Large 3.95
Tonic Water 2.25


Café No.8 House White
Pé Branco, Esporão
Portugal. Dry on the palate, well-balanced, with good texture and a pleasant finish.
125ml 3.50
175ml 4.55
250ml 6.25
75cl 18.00

Café No.8 House Red
Pé Tinto, Esporão
Portugal. Aromas of ripe cherries and chocolate and crushed berries. A soft mouth-filling wine with red fruits and warming tannins.
125ml 3.50
175ml 4.55
250ml 6.25
75cl 18.00

Sam Smith’s Organic Lager
5% 355ml 4.25