Café bar in a tower
If there’s anything that can pull a former semi-pro tennis player away from the climes of Barcelona, it’s running a café bar in one of the coolest locations in York. Jan Dyl took over from his parents to breathe new life into the café in Skeldergate Bridge’s Motor Tower, introducing a brunch menu complete with the ever-popular sourdough French toast accompanied by your choice of smoked streaky bacon, banana, mixed berries or Belgian chocolate.
Step inside and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by just how spacious and light it is, and how many little snug rooms there are tucked into the tower which spreads across three storeys. There are some of the best river views in the city to be taken from most of the rooms but we especially love the top room, which can also be booked out.
“We love our position and location – it’s beautiful out there on our terrace and, come summer, we get the sun all day.”