Crypt illustration by Connie Au @conniegg316

Located in the crypt of St Martin’s, this welcoming and hidden café has been a favourite of tourists and locals alike for 30 years.  Original brick-vaulted ceilings and historic tombstones lining the floor provide the backdrop to a varied selection of freshly prepared, value for money food throughout the day.

Re-Opening Hours

The Café in the Crypt is currently closed until mid-May 2021.


The Courtyard and Shop will re-open on 15 April 2021, Thursday-Sunday.

Thursday – Saturday 12pm-6pm

Sunday – 11am-5pm

The Courtyard will offer delicious treats including toasties, soup and a selection of cakes. We will also be serving tea, coffee and introducing a new range of soft drinks.

It is the perfect place if you’re looking for somewhere quiet to sit and work or have a small meeting. We are a COVID-secure site; for more information on our measures, see here.


See below for our previous offers. Menus for 2021 will be finalised in May 2021.


All ingredients are sourced from the best British producers. All meat has been supplied by Swaledale Butchers.They use in-house smokers and cure their own sustainable meats. All the cheese is supplied by Neal’s Yard Dairy; a traditional cheesemonger specialising in high quality British cheese.