The building and location is fantastic. Very York. The Perky Peacock is hidden beneath Lendal Bridge, tucked up in the small, charming, 800-year-old Postern Tower. The Perky Peacock is hard to find if you’re not looking for it but has made an impression with the locals: plenty of customers seem to be from the nearby offices.
It’s very small but – as most of the trade seems to be take-away – there’s usually a free seat. A great place for relaxing and chatting, with sarnies and cakes to keep tums from rumbling.
Housed in a medieval stone tower on the banks on the river Ouse, the Perky Peacock on Lendal is like no other cafe in York. The round walls and ancient stone give an unparalleled atmosphere.
The slate topped tower forms part of the old city wall. It was built as a toll tower, restricting the access ships had to the town centre by the use of a long chain strung across to the tower opposite.
To find out more about the history of the tower and the wall it is part of, you can read the information panel at the top of the stairs opposite the cafe. These are part of a trail that runs the entire length of the city walls giving and excellent explanation of a great historic city.
There are tables and seats outside so that you can sit and enjoy the river and all the excitement of tourists going up and down the river on their cruise boats.
QWerkyness.com is not about the food and drinks but more about offering people unique locations to enjoy their food and drink. Perky Peacock offers you just that. Have fun…and enjoy the coffee (and yummy cakes too! Nom Nom) .