Umit Altun and Deniz Altin have launched Altat cafe on the corner of Belle Vue Street and Heslington Road, at the former Cafe Frida spot.
Additionally, Umit plans to open another cafe in the car park at Nunnery Lane, reviving a closed retail space in the Micklegate end of the car park.
Umit, a former cafe owner in Turkey who moved to York two years ago, says his cafes will offer a unique coffee house experience.
He told The Press: “I have always loved coffee shops and wanted to try something different.”
Altat may seem like a modern, trendy cafe, but it offers more than just coffee. The menu includes a variety of hot drinks, breakfast, brunch, lunch options, as well as pastries and other treats.
Hidden among the usual offerings are unique items not typically found in a York cafe, such as Turkish coffee and a ‘Mediterranean breakfast’.
Turkish coffee and tea are served differently from standard cafe practices. Turkish coffee is served short and black with sugar, while black tea is served without milk.
The cafe, open for just a week, is already aiming to attract regular customers by offering discounts for students and introducing a loyalty card. The second cafe at Nunnery Lane is expected to open next month.
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