Sandwitches Cafe & Bistro

Open seven days a week

Monday 9.00 until 4.00
Tuesday 9.00 until 4.00
Wednesday 9.00 until 4.00
Thursday 9.00 until 4.00
Friday 9.00 until 4.00
Saturday 8.30 until 5.30
Sunday 8.30 until 5.00

About us

Everyone needs somewhere they can go to catch up with friends & family, read a book or spend some time alone, and that’s exactly what we had in mind when we started out.  Everything  from fresh home - made food & treats to delicious coffee, we’ve got everything you need right here.  Steve & Christine welcome you to this hidden, quirky little gem.  Overlooking Shambles market we offer two themed floors, music & film inspired. 

Sandwitches café isn't just about the good food.

Our coffee is freshly ground, we use Arabica medium roast beans, suitable for anytime of the day.  We also do speciality teas and  hot chocolates, a varied range of smoothies and milkshakes and also a well stocked fridge with cold soft drinks.  We also have a well stocked bar, but our licence does require food to be consumed.

About us

Cafe menus & outside catering menus


Sandwitches Café Breakfast menu new.pdf

History of 12 Newgate

Built in 1337 12 Newgate is one of the oldest houses in York. Built on the cemetery of St. Sampson. 12 Newgate over looks Shambles market and has good views of York Minster & St. Sampson church. From 1337 until 1970 the building was occupied as a house.  From 1970 until 2015 it was an opticians.  From 2015 it was transformed into a film & music themed café.  The top floor is haunted, there have been several sightings of things that cannot be explained.  This is a one of a kind building with wooden floors & oak beams.  The quirky atmosphere adds to the charm it has to be seen to be appreciated.

Food & Drink

Sandwitches Café is it a Café or an informal restaurant.

We pride ourselves on using local suppliers, our sausages are supplied by the butcher, Swains of York are only 12ft away on the market.  All our food is home - made. We have a varied menu and we feel we cater for everyone. 

We are proud to be dog and family friendly. If you don't like the odd bark or the odd kid crying or the Chef using the odd bad word. We alas are not for you.

This is Roxy Sandwitches resident dog.  She is 13 and has Mondays & Tuesdays off.  Loves a cuddle and a stroke. Has a special interest in sausages, not vegi ones tho. If you see me shaking abit im not cold I have pooch anxiety. COVID 19 Woofed me up.

This is Jess the owners daughter, she eats anything and talks way too much.

I am Steve I am joint owner. I can be found in the back slaving away.