• Images from Tom Foolery
  • Images from Tom Foolery
  • Images from Tom Foolery


Café bar


A1, Junction 45; 3 mins


Mon-Sun 9am–midnight

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    Dog friendly

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    Kid friendly

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    Free WiFi for visitors

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    Vegetarian or vegan options

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    Gluten-free options

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    Parking available onsite


A light-hearted café-bar on Boston Spa’s high street, Tom Foolery is decorated whimsically with umbrella light fittings, John Lennon artwork and metal Tube signs. It’s community-focused (weekly quiz on Tuesdays) and informal, so you’re as welcome to slump into a sofa with a coffee and raspberry blondie from their delicious cake and pastry selection, as sit at a table and order the works.

Varied breakfasts will suit all appetites – toasted teacakes, Nduja and avocado on sourdough, chicken and waffles with 24-hour chicken gravy (yes really - try it) and big fry-ups with local sausages, treacle-cured bacon, black pudding and flat mushrooms. Salads and sandwiches are on the menu at lunchtime – speck ham, spiced peach and peppers; cumin roasted falafel with spiced squash purée – along with bread baked in house; if you’re hungry, the burgers will more than fill a hole. In the evening enjoy their Neapolitan-inspired pizzas or small dishes such as Cajun salmon croquettes, calamari, halloumi fries. There’s a good choice of gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan dishes so no-one will miss out. And pity the designated driver with the extensive cocktail menu, every-changing selection of craft ales and carefully curated wine list on offer. Children welcome until 7pm.

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Tom Foolery,
179 High Street, Boston Spa,
LS23 6AA
Tel - 01937 541500
Email - Send email to Tom Foolery
Web - www.facebook.com/tomfoolerybostonspa/

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