Alma Cafe & Gifts
Independent cafe run by Lisa wrapped in gifts designed by Andres
ALMA stands for Anna, Lisa, Max and Andres, a couple and the two kids. The logo is our cat. A real family business!
The café has a variety of offers: breakfast, lunch, and afternoon tea menu. Fresh salads every day, open sandwiches, and toasties. All are made with local suppliers within York. Delicious brownies, fresh scones, and a variety of vegan cakes. We do milkshakes with Yorvale ice cream and coffee from York emporium plus much more!
The floor of the shop was laid by a York company, the counter and interior were built by a York joiner and the front was painted by a York decorating firm. The coffee you will drink is roasted in York and Andres’ cards, posters and designs are printed by a company in York. All our fresh produces comes from York-based companies. Nothing comes from more than 20 miles away!
The idea behind the shop is that the cafe is decorated with Andres’ designs and people can have a coffee and a cake inside that ‘catalog’, from Andres’ posters to cards, calendars, bags, etc. But also want to expand the designs: the mugs and espresso cups will be designed by Andres and, if you like them, you will be able to buy them in the shop!
“"We wanted to build a café that we would love to enjoy. So we were very clear from the beginning in our intention to build something “hand made”. We want it to feel like a cool second home for the people that visit it. The place where you have your breakfast and read the papers, in your favourite corner… or maybe a treat with your partner on a sofa in a quiet basement." ”