Welcome to our site

Please see our opening times page for 2014 days and times


What we have created

a relaxing place...

where you can enjoy a cup of coffee, without getting too steamed up...

or tea if you prefer - the sympathy is optional

or even a glass of wine or beer, cheers!

child and adult friendly

weary walkers, cheery cyclists and wild swimmers are welcome

railway enthusiasts can be frequently spotted
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Welcome to The Old School Coffee Shop.

We opened in April 2012 after a year long renovation of this picturesque sandstone Victorian building - the classroom of Grosmont’s former primary school - that overlooks the North York Moors Steam Railway line.


We offer high quality, freshly ground, expertly made cups of coffee, from espressos to lattes; along with tasty home-baked cakes and snacks. As well as the fairly-traded coffee and Lifeboat tea, we have a range of fruit and herbal teas, refreshing smoothies and luxury milk shakes which are made with locally sourced ice cream and sorbets.

The comfort of a contemporary cafe is enhanced by echoes of the building’s past. Customers can relax and browse our collection of old (some Victorian..) and new books, or dip into today's paper while enjoying the refreshments.

There's free WiFi and, if you're walking up on to the moor we have a flask filling service.

Our outdoor area is the former school playground and it overlooks the steam railway line. There's even a 'canine corner' where dog owners can rest and enjoy their drink while fido munches on a complimentary dog biscuit.

All of this accompanied by carefully chosen tracks of music, appropriate to different times of day and seasons, that won’t get in the way of conversation.

New for 2014

We serve wine by the glass and have a small selection of bottled beers.
(for over 18s naturally)

We look forward to welcoming you.






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