If you are looking for great coffee in Scarborough then Yay Coffee on York Place is the place to go. It’s in a basement, it’s small, but it’s a great place to to hang out.
They have a great espresso (try Dr Strangelove) and filter coffee menu and a lovely selection of homemade cakes. The lunch menu also looked great though I’ve not yet tried. I don’t think I need to say anymore. Just go. (And if the rhubarb and custard cake or the brownie is available, eat it.)