The Fossgate Social is at the heart of the up-and-coming Fossgate scene. Its stripped back interior with vintage industrial furniture on the ground floor combined with a lovely sunny back yard make this is a brilliant meeting place for its eclectic mix of customers. Upstairs is a lovely Georgian sitting room overlooking Fossgate itself. Mike, who has a design background, and sister Sarah, a former landscape architect, have created a place that has been described as “York Indie Central.” The food is seasonal and local with a good quality simple brunch and lunch menu served between 9am and 4pm, alongside a range of homemade cakes and brownies. Looking for drinks that aren’t on offer in any old place? On tap, they offer a choice of six craft beers and quality cider, cocktails, gin and prosecco.