Yalbury Cottage and Yvon’s Artisan Patisserie welcome you to Yalbury and Yvon’s Cafe Wine Bar, Dorchester, Dorset
A collaboration of fine English Tapa’s and Artisan French Pastries brought to you by two experienced and enthusiastic chefs, a match made in heaven….
Yalbury & Yvon’ Cafe Wine Bar offers you the very best Artisan Patisserie, local English Tapa’s as well as sophisticated wines, local beers and ciders, fine English Tea and freshly ground coffee eat in and take away in a truly unique atmosphere.
You can be sure of professional service with a smile which has been the cornerstone of the reputation of which Yalbury Cottage and Yvon’s has been built upon. Open 7 days a week, (9am – 3pm Sundays) offering Breakfast, Lunch and our famous Tapa Tea.
We hope you enjoy your culinary experience at Yalbury & Yvon’s Cafe Wine Bar as much as we have enjoyed creating it!
Our Artisan Patisserie Selection
Meet our Tarts! Eat in £3.35
~ Lemon Curd Tart ~ Fresh Fruit Tart ~ Profiterole Tart ~ Apple Bakewell
Something Mousse! Eat in £3.35
~ Rich Chocolate Truffle ~ Gluten Free Tiramisu ~ Caramel Pear Brownie ~ Passion Fruit Charlotte ~ Pistachio Charlotte ~ Blackcurrant Vanilla ~ Chocolate Hazelnut ~ Opera Cake
Cheesecakes Eat in £3.35
~ White Chocolate and Raspberry ~ Lemon Exotic ~ Mixed Berry
You want more! Eat in £3.35
~ Vanilla Mille Feuille ~ Chocolate Éclair filled with Chocolate Patissiere ~ Café Éclair filled with Coffee Patissiere ~ Yvon’s Éclair filled with Hazelnut Mousse and Caramelized Hazelnuts
Something hot! Eat in £3.95
~ Vanilla Baked Rice Pudding served with Chocolate Chip Torsado ~ Classic Tart Tatin with Clotted Cream ~ Rich chocolate fondant served with vanilla ice cream ~ Belgian waffle with caramel or chocolate sauce and vanilla or chocolate ice cream
Cream tea for 1 ~ £3.50 for 2 ~ £4.95
~ Freshly Baked Scones dairy free, plain or mixed fruit, accompanied by fresh clotted cream, Home-made Jam and a cup of tea
Breakfast 7.30am - 11.30am
French Pastry and a Coffee Eat in £3.35
Choose from our freshly baked pastries, and any hot drink
A deliciously sweet Belgian waffle, topped with bacon and maple syrup, perfect for the sweet toothed breakfast goer!
Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Bagel Eat in £4.95
Freshly caught salmon with local cream cheese served in a fresh bagel
Dorset Bacon Sandwich in warm buttered roll Eat in £3.95
The Full YC’s Breakfast Eat in £7.25
The full Monty! Dorset sausage, bacon, fried eggs, black pudding, mushroom, cherry vine tomatoes and home-made baked beans with toast and butter
Salmon & Scrambled Egg Eat in £5.95
Creamy and delicious using loal free range eggs and fresh caught smoked salmon, served with toast
Dorset Cereal Eat in £1.95
Classic muesli, nutty, fruity, berries & cherries or spelt & nut
Dorset Porridge Eat in £2.50
Raspberry, honey, gingerbread or oat & barley
Morning Pastries: Eat in £1.80
~ Croissant ~ Almond croissant ~ Chocolate almond croissant ~ Pain au chocolate ~ Suisse raisins ~ Chocolate chip Torsado ~ Muffin of the day ~ Fruit Boat
Cheese on Beans on Toast Eat in £3.50
Home-made baked beans topped with Coastal cheddar on white or brown toast.
Toast with home-made Jam or Marmite Eat in £1.80
Lunch served from 11.30am - 4.30pm
Soup of the Day Eat in £4.95
Seasonal home-made soup served with our famous garlic and rosemary flowerpot bread
YC Croque Monsieur Eat in £5.25
Handmade with our locally sourced gammon, black pepper Coastal cheddar and mustard sauce, served with Woodsford leaves and seasonal chutney
Croque Madam Eat in £5.95
..add a fried free range egg and make it a Croque Madam
Dorset Plowmans Eat in £7.95
A selection of local cheeses and meats with our homemade coleslaw and chutney, sourdough bread, handcut crisps, cherry vine tomatoes and Woodsford leaves
YC Baguette of the day Eat in £4.95 Eat out £2.95 cold £3.55 Hot
An ever changing selection of freshly prepared hand crafted baguettes, all made using the very best local ingredients, served with hand cooked crisps and homemade coleslaw
Chicken Parfait Eat in £5.95
Homemade smooth chicken liver parfait in truffle butter served with warm flowerpot bread, Woodsford leaves and homemade red onion jam
Cheese Soufflé Eat in £6.25
Double baked and served with our special Flowerpot bread, Woodsford leaves and homemade chutney
Vegetable Frittata Eat in £5.50
Homemade seasonal vegetable frittata, served with Woodsford leaves, pesto drizzle and our home-made Flowerpot bread
Baked Mushrooms in Blue Eat in £5.25
Locally sourced button mushrooms baked in a creamy Dorset blue cheese served with sourdough bread
Baked Camembert Eat in £6.95
Classic french cheese, oven baked with wild garlic and thyme served with mini baked baguettes
Fougasse of the Day Eat in £4.95
French flat bread, originating from Province it is sometimes confused as a pizza. Traditionally created in our kitchen served with Woodsford leaves
Beetroot Salad Eat in £5.95
Healthy and fresh made using 3 different types of organic beetroot with caramelised local goats cheese on a bed of crisp Woodsford leaves
YC Special Lunches
YC Burger Eat in £9.95
Our famous YC burger, 8oz of local Dorset beef with smoked cheese, homemade rd onion marmalade, crisp lettuce and tomato topped with slow cooked pulled pork in a toasted brioche bun, served with Woodsford leaves and our homemade coleslaw
Thai Fishcake Sandwich £9.95
Our sumptuous handcrafted Thai fishcake with sweet chilli mayonnaise, crisp lettuce an cucumber salad in a toasted brioche bun served with Woodsford leaves and homemade coleslaw
Dressed Portland Crab Eat in £9.50
Fresh local crab dressed and prepared by our chefs and served with Flowerpot bread, citrus mayonnaise and home-made chutney
Chicken Ceasar Salad Eat in £8.95
Locally sourced chicken breast, toasted croutons, Parmesan cheese, cherry tomatoes and baby gem lettuce with our own handmade dressing
Minute Steak Eat in £9.95
Straight from the griddle, this locally sourced sirloin cut is tender and packed with flavour, served with saute potatoes and grilled vegetables with your choice of garlic butter or blue cheese sauce
Our Wine Selection
Sparkling and Champagne
~ NV Prosecco Black Label, Mionetto, Treviso quarter bottle £5.80 bottle £20.00
This well-structured, stylish Prosecco is an absolute delight, showing crisp Golden Delicious Apple fruit on the palate alongside tantalising hints of honey and acacia blossom.
~ Pommery Champagne half bottle £23.00 full bottle £45.00
A wonderfully fresh and elegant style of Champagne with Delicate hints of citrus and white flowers, great balance and finesse all the way through to the lively finish.
~ 2013 Fiano, Baglio Gibellina, Terre Siciliana, Italy 175ml glass £3.80 bottle £18.00
An intense yellow wine with green reflections, the nose is fresh and fragrant with strong citrus tones. On the palate it is crisp, lively and full of flavour with ripe citrus fruits and zesty acidity.
~ 2014 Grolleau Gris, Domaine du Haut Bourg, Val du Loire, France 175ml glass £4.00 bottle £19.00
Domaine du Haut Bourg are producers of some of the very finest hand crafted Muscadet wines. Luckily they also dabble with a few local varieties too, one being the Grolleau Gris. This zesty, vibrant wine is beautifully balanced with the faintest hint of fruity sweetness (even though it’s dry) – downright delicious.
~ 2014 Betola Blanco, Bodegas Pio del Ramo, DO Jumilla, Spain 175ml glass £4.30 bottle £21.00
This delicious blend of Moscatel and Chardonnay (harvested at night to retain freshness) displays the beautiful floral aromas of the Muscat grape with fresh, citrus led Chardonnay and finely poised acidity that carries the wine from start to finish. Rich yet light, textured yet fresh, this wine is a must for those with a tendency towards the exotic.
~ 2014 Villa Wolf Gewurztraminer, Pfalz, Germany 175ml glass £4.50 Bottle £23.00
Clean, fruity and wonderfully light on its feet, showing off the aromatic charm of the variety without being heavy or ponderous. It has a deliciously juicy texture and a delightfully delicate aroma of spice and fresh roses.
~ 2014 Le Rosé Osé, Domaine de Muret, Pays d’Oc, France 175ml glass £4.30 bottle £21.00
Cheerful yet serious blend of Syrah and Cinsault from Christophe Muret, formerly a champion melon farmer. Dry, very pale, with a perfume of fuchsia and mountain honey. A wine from the Languedoc with a Provencal heart.
~ 2014 Gran Cerdo Tempranillo, Gonzalo Gonzalo, Spain 175ml glass £3.80 Bottle £18.00
A completely natural wine from a wacky producer in Rioja, this 100% Tempranillo sees no oak, is whole bunch fermented and has minimal sulphur addition. The result is fresh and pure unadulterated Tempranillo which is a joy to drink.
~ 2014 Pinot Noir, Domaine la Colombette, Pays l’Herault, France 175ml glass £4.30 bottle £21.00 Very pretty on the nose with a velvety soft palate that manages to balance true depth of flavour yet remain light and fresh at the same time.
~ 2013 Domus Rouge Tannat/Merlot, Domaine d’Uby, Côtes de Gascogne, France 175ml glass £4.40 Bottle £22.00
A delicious, approachable blend of Merlot and Tannat from a cracking property in the Cotes de Gascogne. Medium weight and only 12% alcohol, this is the perfect lunch time red.
~ 2014 Rosso Piceno ‘Bacchus’, Azienda Ciu Ciu, Italy 175ml glass £4.50 bottle £23.00
This juicy, unoaked blend of Sangiovese and Montepulciano rarely fails to hit the spot. Plump, rounded and guaranteed to put a smile on your face!
~ 2014 verduzzo passito “pass the cookies”, di Leonardo, Friuli, Italy 75ml glass £4.80 Bottle £28.00
A delicious dessert wine with a delightful Deep golden colour. The palate is sweet but not overly so with acacia, vanilla and honey perfumes. The acidity is beautifully balanced with the rich, concentrated dried fruit, citrus and caramel flavours. Very more’ish and the perfect match to so many of our sweet cakes and pastries.
~ Nv Rutherglen muscat, campbells 75ml glass £5.00 bottle £30.00 Bright amber gold colour with copper tints. Fresh raisin fruit backed by a hint of warmth from the fortifying spirit and aged oak characters. Luscious mouth-filling raisin fruit and a velvety smooth palate complete a very satisfying experience.
Americano £1.85 Cappuccino £2.25 Latte £2.15 Espresso £1.65 Macchiato £1.95 Mocha £2.25 Extra coffee shot 50p Vanilla, Caramel or Hazelnut syrup 35p
Pot of Tea £1.65
English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Peppermint, Green, Green & Peach, Lemongrass & Ginger, Redbush, Red Berry and Flower
YC’s Hot Chocolate Royale £2.65
A special treat, handmade ganache chocolate in a dark chocolate cup with white chocolate buttons, all ready for you to mix together in a milky cup
YC Milkshake £2.65
Indulge with our famous thick and creamy hand-blended milkshake. An ever changing variety of creative delights.
Smoothie of the Day £3.50
Try one of our cool and refreshing hand blended smoothies.
Chesil Pilsner Ale DBC 500ml Bottle 4.1% £3.90 Jurassic Traditional Bitter DBC 500ml Bottle 4.2% £3.95 Jurassic Dark Wheat Beer DBC 500ml Bottle 5.9% £4.20 Guinness Extra Stout 500ml Bottle 4.2% £4.20
Palmers Apple Bee 500ml Bottle 4.5% £3.50 Annings Fruit Cider 4% 500ml Bottles £3.70 ~ Elderflower & Cucumber ~ Strawberry & Lyme
Coca Cola 330ml bottle £1.95 Diet Coca Cola 330ml bottle £1.95 Orangina 330ml bottle £2.45 Palmers Ginger Beer 330ml bottle £2.45 Palmers Lemonade 330ml bottle £2.45 Jurassic Water Still/Sparkling £1.50
Folkington’s Juices all varieties £2.75
Pure squeezed Orange Juice, Old Fashioned Elderflower, Mixed Summer Berries, Pure Pressed Cloudy Apple Juice, Pressed Tomato Juice, Pure Press Cranberry Juice
Max Ballinger our manager has worked at Yalbury Cottage for the past two years as an assistant manager and has proved to be a more than valuable member of the team. Max joined Yalbury Cottage after working as a manager of a bar in Brighton for two years. Max will be a great asset to YC’s and cannot wait to get started.
Daniel Meech our chef has a long connection with Yalbury Cottage. Daniel started with Yalbury Cottage when he was just 14 years old washing up, and asked if he could do his apprenticeship with us. Joining us straight from school Daniel was amazing and passed his NVQ with flying colours and won apprentice of the year for the local area. Once he completed his apprenticeship Daniel landed himself a job at the Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire where he stayed for 2 years. Daniel then moved to join Yvon’s at his production kitchen in Woking.
We are so proud to have Max and Daniel head our wonderful team at YC’s. It is yet another step in their career paths of which it has been an honour to be a part of.