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Cocktails at Stanley & Ramona's

Looking for a chilled out way to kick off the weekend? Then I might just have the answer...IMG_6974

If you haven't come across Stanley & Ramona then you're in for a treat. Not only does this gorgeous bijou café bar on York's Bishy Road serve great coffee and cakes, it also turns into a lively little cocktail bar at the weekend - Friday and Saturday evenings from 6pm until 11pm.

Cocktails are coffee-themed - Espresso Martini madam? (You can opt for fruity cocktails, beer, cider, wine and prosecco if the coffee flavour isn't to your taste).

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Its stylish decor of eye-catching yellows and cool greys remind me of a 1960s coffee bar where you can pull up a stool and sip your cocktails. Take note, this place is teeny weeny so you'll soon get to know your neighbours - it's not somewhere for non-sociable types.

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Alternatively, grab the window seat to watch the world of Bishy Road (best high street in the UK 2015, don't forget) go by...

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If it's coffee you're after, you'll be spoilt for choice with everything from a latte to a piccolo on offer - and if you're in any doubt as to which is which the quirky diagrams will help...

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Whatever caffeine-fuelled beverage you choose it should most definitely be enjoyed with a slice of something nice...

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S & R also serve delicious breakfasts and lunches. The food is all locally sourced with an excellent gluten-free selection.

However, if you're hoping to find Stanley & Ramona, I am afraid you won't. Stanley and Ramona don't exist, at least not here. Instead you'll be greeted by the charming Lucy and Lee, the duo behind this fantastic coffee shop. The name Stanley & Ramona comes from a conversation where the couple misheard each other's ideas regarding what to call the café - Standing Room Only became Stanley & Ramona.

Enjoy your weekend...chink chink!

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