The Balloon Tree Farmshop and Cafe
Stamford Bridge Road
The Balloon Tree | Gate Helmsley
The Balloon Tree Farmshop and Café is a high quality market led farmshop, which is situated close to the Way of the Roses cycle route in Gate Helmsley and is the perfect place to re-energise before reaching the picturesque village of Stamford Bridge. Our cafe looks out onto the landscaped garden - bringing the outside in. It is open all day, 7 days a week and serves breakfasts, speciality teas and coffees, lunch and afternoon teas. We have home cooked food with a summer and winter menu and a seasonal specials board.
Our award-winning cafe is now double the original size, due to the extension that completed in May 2014. The cafe is now spacious and light with bi-fold doors looking out onto the landscaped garden - bringing the outside in. It is open all day, 7 days a week and serves breakfasts, speciality teas and coffees, lunch and afternoon teas. We have home cooked food with a summer and winter menu and a seasonal specials board.
Farmshop: 9 - 6 Mon - Sun
Cafe: 9 - 5 Mon – Sun
We are a true and market led farmshop because we grow the majority of our products ourselves in light sandy soil, which gives a unique flavour to our homegrown produce. We grow around 30 types and varieties of fruit and vegetables. We harvest the produce from the farm fresh every morning, so we can choose varieties for their flavour and not their shelf life. This means that the produce is 'superfresh' and the most flavoursome and nutritious available.
Pick Your Own
In the summer we offer PYO on fruit and vegetables as an alternative to ready picked produce on the farm. Pick your own is just as popular today, if not, more than ever. We have a punnet point by the shop and a map of the PYO trail, showing you what is available to pick that day and which field to go to.
You can do PYO from the first strawberries of the summer in May to the last pumpkin in October. All the varieties we grow have been chosen for their taste – we can do this because everything is picked and sold within minutes or hours, not days.
“Cracking breakfast and super friendly service”
We dropped in for a bite to eat and were pleasantly surprised. The cafe is clean and bright and we were greeted with a warm and friendly smile. We both opted for a full English breakfast and it was excellent, really good quality ingredients and served with a nice juicy field mushroom. Just wished we lived closer so we could pop back for lunch and afternoon tea!
“Easter weekend visit”
Egg-cellent (!) Easter egg hunt! Just the right length, my husband walks with a stick but managed this. Lovely lunch afterwards and cake was delicious. Good wait time and colouring pencils for the kids. Definitely visit again.
“Short and sweet!”
Fancying a bite for lunch as we were traveling home we came across the balloon tree. We were in a rush as we had a deadline. Happily service was quick and food excellent. Somewhere I'd be happy to return to.
Balloon tree is a cafe with a lot to offer strawberry picking fresh veg shop with good quality meat home made cakes pies the cafe is well run with excellent staff iv been a few times over the last three weeks as my mam is at Grimston care home with my daughters we have tried breakfast I had bacon and sausage bap very good lunch we had sandwiches and cake then went with my husband we had Sunday lunch beef roast potatoes veg Yorkshire pud rhubarb and apple crumble all good this is a place with something for everyone worth even a drive out to enjoy.
“Always a pleasure”
We stopped here on Saturday, as we usually do on the way to the coast for the day. I can honestly say that we have never been disappointed. It does get very busy in the summer which can be a down side. This weekend we just had a coffee and croissant. No complaints. Service with a smile. Toilets are on the same level as the cafe and are spotlessly clean. Farm shop sells quality produce.