The Dark Horse Espresso Bar
We are an independent family run cafe that serves exceptional coffee along with a delicious brunch, lunch and homemade treat menu from our eyecatching horsebox.
At the Dark Horse Espresso bar, we combine our love of coffee with a passion for quality, bringing to York our homemade wholesome menu, all tied together with an Australian twist.
Whether you are looking for a quick bite on the go, or would prefer to take in the bustling Shambles Market, our unique horsebox provides an eye-catching alternative place to stop by.
From living in Sydney for over a decade, we have brought back to York an admiration of the Australian way of life and food culture. Our vision is to encompass all that we love about Australia and bring it to our very own corner in York to share with you.
York born and bred, we are Yorkies through and through, and we aim to bring our fellow locals and tourists to the city a new taste experience through both our quality coffee and Australian inspired menu.
We have spent much time researching to find the best quality local suppliers for our produce and will be serving a range of homemade breakfast items, snacks and lunches, alongside our Allpress coffee.
Our experience includes barista training with Allpress, and we can guarantee their coffee will not disappoint. The Allpress hot air roast method sets their coffee apart, elevating natural sweetness to achieve a smooth taste providing a lasting flavour.
We are excited to bring our coffee and homemade wholesome food to the streets of York and look forward to sharing it with you all!
“We are a small family run business that prides itself on serving quality, locally sourced products and homemade cakes. We spent many years working in the cafe industry in Australia and have tried to tie all of this together at the Dark Horse in our beautiful hometown of York.”