Our reviews and feedback from our customers help us with our mission to always provide good food, good service and a good experience, as we take on board feedback and any helpful suggestions. We work hard to ensure our customers enjoy their experience, and from the reviews we receive (see below) we’re so pleased to see our customers have enjoyed their visit.

We are very proud to have received the TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Award in both 2021 and 2022. 

You can check out our reviews for yourself at TripAdvisor and Google

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Food delicious, staff efficient and friendly, very clean and dog friendly too even supply water for them. Small menu but lots of alternatives including breakfast until 11.00am. Lunches include fish and chips (delicious) and salads plus many other choices.

Parking: Plenty of car parks around the harbour but can be expensive £5.00 for four hours £7.50 all day

Wheelchair accessibility: The doorway is a bit tight but manageable with help.

Carol Bloxsome

June 2023 , Google Review

We ate here twice! Very dog friendly. Nice cake. Cracking fish n chips.

Jeremy Edwards

June 2023, Google Review

Great find in Whitby, lovely dog friendly cafe. The fish and chips were amongst the best I’ve ever eaten, certainly better value and quality than the over rated takeaways on the Quayside.


June 2023, TripAdvisor Review

Another visit to this lovely establishment in June 2023 the service was excellent and the food beautiful , my iced coffee really hit the spot on a very warm day.

Alan Loyd

June 2023, Google Review

Lovely chilled atmosphere, dog friendly which is always handy in the rain, perfect chips and fresh, light fish. Perfection. Definitely will be going again when in whitby

Kid-friendliness: Calm atmosphere means that children were very well behaved

Gemma Megson

June 2023, Google Review

Called in Hetty and Betty’s today for a coffee. Got a table overlooking the harbour which was good. Very friendly service. Coffee and teacakes spot on. Next time we are in Whitby this is where we will head to.


May 2023, TripAdvisor Review

Popped in for Fish and Chips for lunch in a nice sunny and busy day in Whitby. We’re seated out the back with plenty of sunshine and views of the harbour. Food was quick and very tasty!

Nick Riley

April 2023, Google Review

Just finished breakfast here and it was perfect, lovely staff and location, excellent value for money. It is dog friendly and we have eaten here many times previously and always very good.

Becky A

April 2023, TripAdvisor Review

We enjoyed a lovely cream scone and hot drink here whilst escaping the weather. The scones were lovely and it was a great place to people watch.


April 2023 , TripAdvisor Review

During our visit to Whitby, we stopped by Hetty and Betty Café, which is conveniently located right in the centre of town. It’s one of the few dog-friendly cafes in the area, which is a big plus for pet owners like us.

We just popped in for coffees and cake. The carrot cake was quite nice, but let me tell you, the scones with jam and cream were even better!

My mocha was pretty tasty too, but just a small suggestion – a dusting of cocoa on top would make it even better. Just an idea for next time!

All in all, we had a lovely time at Hetty and Betty Café and would definitely come back again. If you’re in Whitby with your furry friend and fancy a great coffee and some delicious scones, this is the place to be!


April 2023, TripAdvisor Review

We booked a Hetty and Betty Fish and Chip Afternoon Tea as a special treat during our holiday in Whitby. The staff were super attentive and friendly and as we were a big party, we even got our own private room in which to dine.
The fish and chips were absolutely delicious and the fish batter was really light and crisp. We didn’t think we would have room for the scones that accompanied the afternoon tea, but we couldn’t resist. So glad we managed to fit them in as they were very tasty indeed!


April 2023, TripAdvisor Review

Great service and excellent food many thanks nothing was too much trouble and had the best b and t sandwich ever and Yorkshire tea spot on

David G

April 2023 , TripAdvisor Review

Beautiful dog friendly cafe staff are very friendly

Jane Gracey

March 2023 , Google Review

A fish and chip afternoon tea is a genius idea. The surroundings are lovely, the staff are helpful and friendly and the food was really delicious. A lovely experience all round.

Graham W

March 2023 , TripAdvisor Review

Our usual preferred Whitby restaurant was closed so we looked for an alternative and decided to give Hetty and Betty a try. So pleased that we did. The place is stylish but not overwhelming so anyone over 25 feels out of place. The tables are placed so you d feel safely spaced.

We ordered the Afternoon Tea for Two which included Fish and Chips! Definately different! The cod was gorgeous with a thin batter. The chips were lovely and mushy peas and tartare sauce came included. Sadly, we did not have room for the scones so they were put in a box to take home (plus a slice of red velvet cake ).


March 2023, TripAdvisor Review

Visited twice now and both times great food and service. Staff very pleasant and helpful.

Russell Wright

March 2023 , Google Review

Our new cafe of choice when visiting Whitby – which we do often! Our usual dog friendly cafes were either closed or full this morning on the cobbled side, so we decided to have a look over the bridge and were delighted to find Hetty & Betty’s cafe, such a fabulous, very dog friendly cafe! Breakfast was gorgeous, lovely quality produce, very reasonably priced and staff lovely! We will see you again on our next visit! Thank you! x

Jayne H

March 2023, TripAdvisor Review

Quaint, classy, good coffee, good hot chocolate… Would recommend to anyone.

Sandor Greysteel

March 2023 , Google Review

Lovely little cafe off the main stretch of street. Atmosphere was warm and inviting and the staff were attentive and helpful. Service was good and food came out in good time. Fish and scampi were both delicious.


March 2023, TripAdvisor Review

Called in for a sandwich and cup of tea, fabulous. Dog friendly too.

Dana Kelly

February 2023, Google Review

Lovely food and service…and dog friendly

Avril Elliot

February 2023 , Google Review

We called in this afternoon for lunch , as usual it was lovely and the staff were great and very friendly , definitely recommend it thankyou 😀

Jayne Senior

February 2023, Google Review

My daughter and I went for afternoon tea today. As usual it was absolutely delicious, the lemon cake was just the best ever.
Although we live in Whitby it’s one of our go to places for lunch. My granddaughters christening party was held in the ballroom and everyone commented how fabulous it was.
Other diners were having the fish and chip afternoon tea… oh boy it looked fabulous


February 2023, TripAdvisor Review

Lovely fish and chips

Shelagh Morris

February 2023 , Google Review

Nice brunch

David Wood

February 2023 , Google Review

This is a lovely cafe/restaurant which we hadn’t visited before. Two lovely ladies were running it, and the service was very friendly and quick.
We all had breakfast, and it was very nice too, if perhaps a little on the small side, portion wise.
Will return.


February 2023, TripAdvisor Review

We had a lovely fish and chip lunch here. Good quality fish which was well cooked in a light crisp batter. Chips were sooooo good. Very nice service and pleasant atmosphere. Very good value for money.


January 2023 , TripAdvisor Review

Excellent cafe which we went in by chance and what a delightful find. A busy day in Whitby this Sunday 15th and this was a much better choice than queueing up in the cold for overpriced chips. We had a very warm welcome by the manager who seated us promptly. We were welcome in with our two dogs who also had a treat and bowl of water brought to them. The food was first rate and lovely and hot. This is a busy cafe in a great location so getting a seat at busy times could be a problem. Very friendly and helpful staff and highly recommended. We will definitely go here for lunch next time we are in Whitby.


January 2023, TripAdvisor Review

I went for the large English breakfast which was all cooked perfectly, tasted really nice, at a really decent price. The portions were just right. I’ll definitely be going back for breakfast again.


January 2023, TripAdvisor Review

Very good food. Fully recommend. Xxx

Michael Paling

8th November 2022, Google Review

Lovely coffee house on the quayside. Local Yorkshire cakes and dog friendly

Michelle Slater

6th November 2022 , Google Review

Today was our first visit to this lovely place…definitely will not be our last. Delicious full English…brilliant staff…stylish interior…made to feel extremely welcome…and it’s dog friendly! 😀

Jane Raw

6th November 2022, Google Review

Great food and lovely staff

Kellie Castle

5th November 2022, Google Review

Very friendly and accommodating staff.

Angelique Armitage

5th November 2022, Google Review

This is a lovely tea room with very friendly staff its dog friendly to.

Gail Downes

4th November 2022, Google Review

We needed a cuppa and a sit down. Though very busy, we were seated fairly promptly. Dog friendly establishment. There is a children’s menu (under 10 yrs), and they do both vegan and vegetarian afternoon teas. Good to see these options being proffered. Reasonably priced menu. I would revisit.

Cath Simpkin

November 2022, Google Review

Pleasant and nice food

Graham Savage

Novmber 2022, Google Review

First time we have ever been in, food was fantastic, excellent service, and even treats for the dog. We’ll definitely be back again.

Steve (Steve and Mel)

November 2022, Google Review

Excellent service, friendly and fast. Lovely breakfast and the scones looked delicious.
Really nicely decorated and inviting

Fappa Pickle

November 2022, Google Review

Cracking place for a full breakfast after a busy night out in whitby.

Ezmeralda Edwards

November 2022, Google Review

Very good coffee and toasted tea cake. Nice friendly staff.

Paul Hellmers

Octobe 2022, Google Review

Myself and my wife had breakfast at Hetty and Betty last week and I’m glad we decided to eat here ,we had the Breakfast brunch …really good idea and we’ll presented .food was first class and we will be back .

Wayne Hartley

October 2022, Google Review

Stopped for a cream tea and a sandwich, both were excellent. Friendly staff and good atmosphere.

Chris Boot

October 2022, Google Review

Brilliant Breakfast 

Stopped here for breakfast. What a great place with lovely inexpensive food and friendly staff. We had a bacon buttie and a sausage and egg buttie. Washed down with orange juice and tea it was delicious. Loved the wallpaper and decor too!

October 2022, TripAdvisor Review

Wonderful Visit

Well I have to say this place is amazing, the food was fantastic and the staff were wonderful. You all should be very proud and we can’t wait to return

October 2022, TripAdvisor Review

Great Afternoon Tea for 8

Booked this in online so not really sure what we were getting but it was perfect for our annual reunion.
Booked afternoon tea for 8 .
We had classic afternoon tea, fish and chips afternoon tea and vegetarian afternoon tea. All delicious and the service was great. Seated in the new extension with skylight, overlooking the harbour. Tea and coffee was replenished and boxes supplied to carry away what we couldn’t manage to eat.
Great price too
Would recommend and we will be back

September 2022, TripAdvisor Review

Brillant find on our recent visit to Whitby .. the Regatta was on and it was a blistering hot day but this cafe is an oasis of calm … From excellent reasonably priced sandwiches and snacks to the way they accommodated various groups of folks throughout our visit with little fuss and extreme friendliness .. hope the members of staff won their the regatta races too! Thank you to all your lovely staff and to the cleaning staff too for excellent facilities Well done one and all.

17th August 2022, Trip `Advisor Review

Found this place on the off chance after finding out our hotel didn’t do breakfast. Straight away we were reassured that they could provide us with Gluten Free for myself (coeliac). We were seated and served by Jane who gave us a lovely welcome, was chatty, friendly and happily provided my parents with enough tea to satisfy their tea-drinking compulsions! If your in whitby and require a breakfast.. GO HERE and ask for Jane (if it’s a Monday or tuesday) x

9th August 2022, Trip Advisor Review

Really enjoyed our lunch today, 2 x scampi and sandwiches. Efficient service and very friendly. Would highly recommend.

5th August 2022, Trip Advisor Review

Visited Hetty and Betty’s for the first time yesterday as part of View Yorkshire’s photography workshop. Sampled one of their signature Yorkshire afternoon teas. As vegetarians we enjoyed the battered Brie in place of fish, and the scones were a meal in themselves. Another member of the group was gluten free and was well catered for too. Our first visit, but it won’t be our last!

Review Photo: Vegetarian Afternoon Tea

T Clarke

16th January 2022, Facebook Review

Breakfast was absolutely beautiful this morning especially washed down with a fine cup of Yorkshire Tea – excellent service too 👍👍👍👍👍

E Williams

18th January 2022, Facebook Review

What a Great little find a gorgeous Tearoom with delicious food. Friendly staff and a warm cosy feel. We will definitely be calling again and a Bonus its Dog friendly

Review photo: Customer photo of Latte

Review photo: Customer photo of Latte

C Wilford

29th December 2021, Facebook Review

Visited Whitby and had lunch here. Three of us had fish and chips and the fourth had a ham and tomato sandwich. A piece of lemon drizzle cake was our dessert. Service was very good.

J Terri

January 2022, Google Review

We came here because the usual well known places in Whitby were queuing. A bit surprised it seemed quite, a sign usually of poor food. How wrong I was. We had the Fish and Chip Afternoon tea. Really good value. Tasted really good. I dont where other reviews said it was more expensive than the Star and Magpie. It isn’t. The member of staff we had was great. Well done young man.

Keith R

5th August, Trip Advisor Review

Absolutely fabulous fish & chips afternoon tea. Lovely fresh food, well cooked. Dog friendly, polite helpful staff. Wouldn’t hesitate to eat here again.
J Miller

December 2021, Google Review

Thank you so much for delivering our 3 afternoon teas. All very fresh with yummy cakes & great value for money. Excellent service and will definitely be using you again. All the best for 2022.
K Smedley

31st December 2021, Facebook Review

Loved friendly people. We were served by a young man who was very helpful. Food was amazing. We had a wheel chair and a buggy and they made us very welcome.
J Storey

October 2021, Google Review

Great venue , tea and coffee at very reasonable prices , a great selection of cakes and scones.
S Fergus

18th December 2021, Facebook Review

As always this place is amazing, the food was divine. We has a Yorkshire afternoon tea which was definitely different.
F Parkin

December 2021, Google Review

Never had so much fun with an afternoon tea. Marshmallow everywhere. Would definitely recommend the Gothic afternoon tea here.
C Dainty

October 2021, Google Review