With its eccentric collaboration of pale green and white textured walls, sections stripped back to the brick work, dark wooden beams, artwork of music legends coupled with quirky vintage furniture, this cafe-bar is definitely something with a bit a difference. The best feature, which is definitely something not be missed, is the roof terrace with a stunning view of the Minster. However, it should be noted that the hilarious caricature of the owner dressed as a nun is undeniably a close second and you should absolutely keep an eye out for it downstairs; it will bring a smile to your face.
By day or by night you can enjoy the selection of international beers and ciders as well as a few draught beers on tap, either whilst relaxing on the roof terrace or on one of the pews or stools inside. If you want something with a bit more atmosphere, then evening is the best time for you. Downstairs becomes transformed into a lively bar with spontaneous live bluegrass music- musicians from all walks of life bring their instruments and jam in the doorway. It’s quite the experience. The Habit also hosts open mic evenings and guest performers, so it’s worth having a look at the schedule or alternatively following the music if you find yourself on Goodramgate one evening in York.
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