Our Café

Chocks away café @ Rufforth East

Chocks away is closed for winter – however if you’re planning a group fly-in or ride-in to Rufforth East then please let us know in advance as we may be able to open for bacon butties and drinks. 

Thanks to all our great customers this year, see you in the spring! Kat x

The airfield hosts an onsite modern café, with a terrace offering panoramic views over the airfield, indoor and outdoor seating areas it’s an ideal place to come for breakfast or lunch or while visiting nearby attractions in York and the surrounding area.

We use locally sourced produce from the North Yorkshire region offering a blend of quality, value and friendly service.

For more information, including checking our current opening hours, please look at our Facebook Page.

We also have an event space, either in the café or using the facilities around the airfield where we can host and cater for private functions, outdoor events and activities. Please contact us for more information.

All-day Breakfast

Serving a range of breakfast items including bacon or sausage butties, eggs, full breakfasts or for the healthy, granola and fruit we cater for all tastes.

Serving speciality coffees and teas please fly in or drive in for a hearty breakfast and a warm welcome.


A range of lunch items is offered including freshly made sandwiches, salads, omelettes and soup is available along with daily specials.

Drinks and Treats

A range of hot and cold drinks are offered including speciality coffees, teas, gourmet hot chocolate, infusions and soft drinks.

Deserts, Home Made Cakes, local artisan Ice Cream and a selection of chocolate bars and confectionary is available.



We’re currently closed for winter but we might open for groups flying in or driving/riding in.

Please contact us via our Facebook Page if you’d like us to open for your event.

If the weather is particularly poor and not suitable for flying then we may not open, please check our Facebook Page for more information.

We serve our whole menu throughout our opening hours including all-day breakfasts and daily specials.

Yes we offer menu items suitable for Vegans and Vegetarians, for any specific dietary requirements please ask our staff.

We serve artisan coffee supplied by local company Dancing Goat expertly roasted and blended for the discerning connoisseur. 

Each coffee is ground and made fresh offering a true bean-to-cup experience, enhancing the flavour of our speciality coffees.

Decaf coffees and infusions are also available.

We’re following Government guidelines, for further information please visit the Government’s Coronavirus Site for up-to-date guidance

We will do our best to accommodate everyone and provide a friendly, efficient service. We do appreciate that sometimes we won’t be able to accept a booking and we apologise in advance for this.

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