image for Cafe item typeThe Hepworth Cafe at The Hepworth Wakefield

Cafe-Bar, free entry

A new future for the Hepworth Wakefield Cafe

A new future for the Hepworth Wakefield Cafe


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Events at this Venue

date event
Wed 22 Mar - Thu 1 Mar A Contemporary Collection
Mon 13 Mar - Tue 13 Mar Afternoon Tea For Two
Mon 13 Mar - Sun 25 Feb Approaching Thunder
Mon 13 Mar - Sun 25 Feb György Gordon: From Hungary to Yorkshire
Fri 20 Oct Human Landscapes: Opening Party
Sat 21 Oct - Sun 28 Jan Alina Szapocznikow


The Hepworth Wakefield is delighted to announce a new collaboration to transform the gallery’s café and catering offer.

Leeds-based House of Koko are partnering with Wakefield-based chef Chris Hale and his wife Sophie, to take over the running of The Hepworth Wakefield Café from October. They will launch with a new menu and redesigned dining space to create a welcoming dining experience for visitors.

House of Koko is an independent coffee and tea house which was opened in Chapel Allerton in 2015 by Shanshan Zhu and Chris Ball, quickly becoming a local favourite.

Chris Hale, who was a quarter-finalist on BBC MasterChef 2016 and runs Pop-Up North, will be executive chef for The Hepworth Cafe.

He has created a diverse menu for the whole family featuring British classics made from local Yorkshire produce, alongside brunch, lunch and afternoon tea options from the existing House of Koko menu.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic siteRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)


Free entry



See location of The Hepworth Wakefield on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 336200  Lat: 53.67584 Long: -1.49140

By Public Transport:

The gallery is conveniently located 1 mile from Wakefield Westgate station and 0.3 miles from Kirkgate Station.

Wakefield Free City Bus stops close to the gallery. For more information please visit

By car
Please see the Hepworth Wakefield website for all the latest information on travelling to the gallery by car. The Pay and Display car park is located on Thornes Lane.

The gallery is fully accessible, please visit the website or contact us for a full access guide.

To arrange your group or coach party visit call us or email to find out more about special packages for your group.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)