On a corner in Helmsley there is a Corner plenty. A real place of character called Cornercopia café. They have indoor and outdoor seating areas and boast a very cheeky sign at the entrance. The sign reads “for dogs and very short people with low standards we don’t judge”. The sign is a welcome to all dog owners to enjoy their time at the café. The seats outside are metal and are accompanied by small metal tables. From this seating area me and my parents were able to point out the castle view not so far away.

The food is worth the wait and the place is obviously well known for their tasty cakes. Of course the selection you can see in the photos may change upon the day of your arrival. The décor inside is warm and inviting. With wood flooring and light, wood tables and chairs. The staff are happy to chat and there is a relaxed atmosphere throughout. You can order your food from either outside or inside the café. The counter is situated straight in front of the the entrance and through a large window with a sign above. The sign above your head reads, “in 1789 …nothing happened”. Though this is not McDonalds “I’m lovin it” comes to mind.

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Unfortunately, there isn’t an accessible toilet. There are two steps to get through the main door. However, the accessibility of a place, whilst hampered by the environment, is sometimes dependant upon the people who are kindly serving you. The staff here whilst not trained with those who are neurodiverse are more than happy to help wherever they can. For example, although there are no braille menus, they are happy to read the menu out to you if you need it done. As the flooring is one colour it may be good for those with dementia. However, the flooring is not level through out the building.



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