Coffee, it’s a biggie for me. I will go out of my way for a good coffee, engineer meetings to take place in favourite coffee houses (‘hello Toast House‘) and will travel substantial miles when away from home in order to ensure that my daily cup is going to tick the satisfaction box for me. It’s not rocket science but it’s surprising how many places serve up average.
Quarmby’s Deli and Coffee House serves a GOOD coffee. According to Will (Mr Quarmby), that was the starting point; if they could get the quality of their coffee right, everything else would follow… and it has.
Quarmby’s, Sherrif Hutton (on the outskirts of York), is in a perfect ‘corner shop’ location attracting a real mix of locals and passers-by. During our time there, cyclists, business folk and ladies-who-lunch all stopped to reside in the feel-good setting that husband and wife team, Emma and Will, have created.
Being able to cater for the increasingly varied diets and demands of consumers these days must be quite a challenge for eateries. Quarmby’s clearly has a bent towards healthier eating and I would bet that few people would be able to visit and not be thoroughly satisfied. Our meal was first class; quality ingredients and food combinations made every mouthful something to linger over. Though neither of us ‘do’ desserts, both did quite simply because up on the specials board they looked too good to miss… and they were! I savoured the marmalade and chocolate pannetone pudding all the way home.
Finest local Yorkshire produce is available for purchase for those wishing to extend their experience further. There’s a real sense that this is a deli for the people, by the people and should we be in this neck of the woods again, we will definitely return. Find out more about Quarmby’s here.