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Coffee Shop & Deli

Masks, and all that Covid stuff

We maintain a spacious layout in the café, provide hand sanitiser everywhere and will be reintroducing table menus when time allows.

Now that the legal requirement has been removed, we anticipate that mask wearing will decline in smaller settings such as ours over the coming weeks. Therefore, for customers who are not exempt, wearing a mask is entirely optional. In the shop and café, staff members who are able, will continue wearing masks until the habit fades.

Our view is that mask wearing, while inconvenient and sometimes unpleasant, is a simple but important acknowledgement that not everyone is the same, in that some are more vulnerable than others, regardless of age. Wearing a mask, while providing little protection to the wearer, is unselfish in that it helps to reduce transmission to others, and in particular to those who are more vulnerable.

We believe the government has acted too quickly to remove the mask requirement as we move into a new and unknown phase of transitioning to live alongside a disease about which there is still much to be learned. We have no wish to continue wearing masks and would rather leave them behind straightway, but the issue is not about our personal preference. It has been reported that Covid and lockdowns has brought communities together. We view mask wearing as a community project. Rather than committing to dates of irreversible change, clearly communicated assessment dates which introduce staged reductions in restrictions, would have been more appropriate and manageable. In our view, removing the requirement for social distancing is all that is require at this stage.

Clearly, the ‘pingdemic’ demonstrates that no thought and planning has been invested by government in managing the inevitable rise in infections as society and the economy emerges from restrictions. Any assessment or awareness of its impact on a business environment which has been widely reported to be struggling with recruitment and retention is breathtakingly non-existent, and perhaps also demonstrates that the Prime Minister stands by his mindless and simplistic statement to, “F**k business”. We find it deeply troubling that a government which claims to have a vision and capability for business through its brexit free trade credentials, has failed so fundamentally to anticipate and plan for the obvious and inevitable.

Nevertheless, we sincerely hope our decisive government does not find itself having to reverse these irreversible changes. That would appear more preposterous than the original proposition of wearing a mask.

A big thank you to all our lovely customers who have supported us during these challenging times. We are not out of the woods yet, but we remain optimistic for brighter times ahead.

Handmade cakes, proper quiche, beautiful salads, take-out sandwiches and, of course, the best coffee around.


Just off junction 48 of the A1.

Follow the A6055 for Boroughbridge and you’ll see us on the High Street.

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Opening Hours

9am to 3pm

Last orders in the café at 2:30pm

Phone orders and Enquiries

01423 323037

Deli Takeaway

As events continue to move, like shifting sand beneath our feet, we’re taking each day as it comes and adapting as we go. Please expect that what we tell you today may not apply tomorrow!

A phone call is probably a good idea!

Pre-prepared Sandwiches
to grab and go

Tuna mayo
Ham salad, fresh sliced, with mayo
Mature cheddar and apple chutney
Lemon chicken

Sweet chilli chicken
Chicken Tikka with yogurt & mint
Egg mayo

Generously filled, on gorgeous, medium-sliced brown bread, fresh-made every morning.


The café is open from 9am.

Coffee and cakes from 2pm.
Last orders at 2:30pm

(We are only able to run one shift)

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Bowe & Co.

Made by hand

on the premises

every day



using locally sourced ingredients

We make our own chicken liver paté. We make our own, unique, delicious salads. We make our own scones. We make our own, exceptional quiches—like you’ve never tasted before. And we make them all to our own recipes developed through years of experience.

Everything is made on the premises, fresh every day.

Yes, it’s hard work, but it’s worth it to provide what is becoming rare: Wholesome, tasty food which is both healthy and a consummate treat.


We offer a handmade selection of vegetarian salads, delicious quiche, simply the best bacon butties or unbeatable local sausage sandwiches. Choose small meals or combine them into veritable feasts. We accommodate snacks for the kids, a wide range of teas, and what we believe to be the greatest coffee in the world – all delivered to your table by our happy staff in our cosy little café.

Prefer takeaway?

Call us | Email us | Browse our deli counter.

Tea, anyone?

We have all the tea you can drink and, of course, THE PROPER BREW. You’re in God’s own country so expect nothing less.

Then there’s the fussy stuff; delicious, but sometimes difficult to pronounce, and too numerous to list here. So there’s some pictures…


In association with

We bring you the best coffee…
in the world !

Because life’s too short for bad coffee

It took us years to find a good coffee roast. You see, there is one upside to travelling away from Yorkshire and to the continent: The coffee! Continental people enjoy a big advantage over Yorkshire folk. You can easily find great coffee wherever you go… So we thought, “We can’t have that,” and set out to find the best in Britain; the good stuff and no messing about. Like I said, it took a while, and as often happens with these things, while we weren’t looking, they found us. You might say it was an accident. Anyway, believe me, while we were looking we tasted a lot of mediocre, bad and extremely terrible coffee, while being told how good it was; roasted in this way or that; Arabica, Robusta wot-not and such… We nearly gave up. Then, one afternoon, Caffe Vinci persuaded us to give them a try. Now, what we believe to be the best coffee in the world, is available in our little part of Yorkshire. Majestic!

Partnered with our British suppliers in Middlesbrough, we can pretty much nearly guarantee that you’ll be hard-pushed to find a better cup-o-coffee anywhere else.


Having a bit of a do?

Depending on your requirements, we can prepare lovely sandwiches, salads, quiche platters and whole cakes for small gatherings.

Salads | Cakes | Quiche | Sandwiches

Call us to discuss your requirements, or better still, pop-in for a chat.