ANOTHER business that has recently changed hands. Nestling within the shadow of the Minster’s East End, the café embraces the footpath as well as an upstairs area.

Food is displayed in a cabinet opposite the entrance. I spotted an appetising array of home-baked cup cakes, but decided that they should be for another day.

Yorkshire Baker locally made quiches and pasties are available. The quiches were brie with caramelised onion and tomato or bacon with mushroom. Both were priced £4.90. We have eaten them elsewhere and they are good.

I was desperately in need of a drink and so the pot of tea (£1.50) was more than welcome, although I wondered how different the £2 luxury tea in a silk tea bag would taste.

A croissant with jam might have been my choice, until I spotted the scones with cream, butter and jam (£1.80) and the vanilla sponge with strawberries and cream (£2.20). Both high in calories but delicious and a fork was provided to assist with the fruit and cream.

Always on the look-out for something a little bit different, the sandwich selection included humus with sun-blushed tomato and Yorkshire ham with mustard, which I was surprised to learn was locally made. There were no obvious gluten-free items.

The vanilla, lemon, chocolate or blueberry ice cream proved popular with many of the passers-by.

In addition to the food, a variety of china cups and saucers were on sale, and a material bag with ‘Sleepover Bag’ stitched on the side.

The staff managed to keep the customers outside happy, as well as looking after those who sought shelter from the sun.