About us


A Cafe by daytime, a Bistro by evening

Hetties is a delightful cafe-bistro offering a delicious selection of food and drinks in a warm and welcoming environment, whatever the time of day.  It's always heartity cosy!

Owned by David and Brettle Roberts, this delightful cafe bistro has beenopen now for over a year, yet its roots as a cafe go back far longer.  David and his team are alway keen to welcome customers and offer a delicious menu and try to give the best service and hospitality.  David says: "We often say to customers that we are only as good as our last cup of coffee or the last experience you had with us and so we need to listen to your feedback and constructive comments to make sure we meet your expectations and continue to exceed them".

We've been featured on local radio station Stray FM as an amazing place to eat and meet friends - read all about it. And hear the interview here.

Hettie's is based around Brettle's Great Aunt and you can read more about her in her journal.

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Hettie's History

Hettie’s Café-Bistro was launched on the 16th April 2014 continuing a 140 year legacy of the property being continually run ...as a café.  It is reputed to be one of the oldest café sites in Skipton – Castle Café - with the ground floor originally trading as a confectioners shop and the first floor being the café.

Skipton is famous for being a traditional market town and the setts outside the front of Hettie’s are where you will find the excellent Country Market Cheeses stall run by John and Louise Barwick and an extensive range of fresh cut flowers and garden plants on Garry Gardner’s stall. Make you journey to the Church and Castle end of the High Street even more worthwhile and come and visit. Please see the tab showing some of our suppliers and their contact details.

In an original Castle Café menu their stated aim was to ‘provide good quality and good service to all’ we want to ensure we continue to deliver the same in pleasant and comfortable surroundings.

"Please do join us for breakfast, mornning coffee, lunch or afternoon tea - you are very welcome."

David, Brettle and all the staff at Hettie’s.

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