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Yello Shack Cafe

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W Coast Rd, Springfield, New Zealand
+64 3-318 4880
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336 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'll admit that I have always been drawn to a restaurant when it advertises "homemade." But in this case I have to say we were disappointed. Choices were limited so I wound up with a vegetarian quiche which was just "ok." The signs advertised pizza and that got our hopes up but it turned out pizza was only available after... More 

Thank Mary V
Christchurch, New Zealand
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice place to visit after a hiking trip in the Porters pass area. Good range of food and nice coffee. good prices too.

Thank Hamminator
ZoeM31, Manager at Yello Shack Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, We look forward to seeing you again on your next hike out here! Kind regards, Zoe More 

Albany, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for coffee & lunch. We were very disappointed! They need to really look at their presentation, the staff were unprofessional & didn't even have shoes on! The toilets were disgusting. The cafe was dirty, rubbish flying around everywhere, dirty dishes on every table. The coffee was revolting & left us feeling sick after. Not good.

Thank Sallyt31
ZoeM31, Manager at Yello Shack Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Sally, I'm very sorry that you had this experience with us, we pride ourselves on maintaining a welcoming, casual and comfortable atmosphere so I'm not happy to here that you felt the staff were unprofessional and would like to correct this, if you could please confirm with me which day you came in so I can talk the staff... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the friendly service and food. Pizza is amazing! And there is such a variety to choose from, all full of flavour. The staff is very helpful and made me feel very welcome. Personally the best food and service in Springfield.

Thank Food_Lover_14019
ZoeM31, Manager at Yello Shack Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your lovely review, we love our pizza too!! Hopefully we'll see you back here for some more! Kind regards Zoe More 

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273 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch - really friendly British girl serving, great god selection, nice drinks, clean and inviting surroundings and good music. All round great stop!

2 Thank Holzfrog
Holywell, United Kingdom
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348 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We stopped here for a coffee and breakfast snack whilst waiting for the TranzAlpine train to Arthur's Pass.The café is along the main route from Christchurch to Arthur's Pass so you can call in even if you're just driving through Springfield. The hostess was very friendly, the coffee was good and the snacks were fresh. Whilst here, take the time... More 

Thank Ron P
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Loved the friendly service and food. Pizza is amazing! The staff is very helpful and made me feel very welcome. Best food in Springfield.

1 Thank boulderlove89
Christchurch, New Zealand
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Yello shack cafe is on the highway in Springfield. There are not many few choices for food in Springfield, and this is quite likely the best, most family friendly place to eat. They have a decent deli section, and their coffee is decent. But if you are around Springfield and on weekends, I'd strongly recommend their wood-fired pizzas. These are... More 

Thank Arin B
Christchurch, New Zealand
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244 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Service was slow and not overly friendly. My husband had long finished his coffee before they realised we had ordered a muffin. The muffin was dry and not great. The garden was scruffy and overgrown. I probably wouldn't go there again!

Thank 911deb
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Saw other reviews of this cafe on our way from west coast to lake tekepo so decided to stop.  First impressions were good - the cabinet were filled with a good selection of sandwiches and  salad plus the shack was spacious. However, we were soon taken aback by the sulky teenagers manning the cafe and the overwhelming swarms of flies... More 

Thank 8moac
Lucy H, Manager at Yello Shack Cafe, responded to this review

Hi there I am very sorry you had this experience at the Yello shack , the flys have been an issue this summer throughout Springfield and we have all been fed up of them however may I state all food is covered and we have just installed new sprays so this is no longer a problem. Regarding the sulky teenagers,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$14
Cafe, New Zealand, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: W Coast Rd, Springfield, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +64 3-318 4880
Springfield is in the foothills of the southern Alps. Just east of Aurthur's Pass, on the way to Christchurch. You can't miss the bright yellow happy cafe :) We serve homecooked cabinet food, freshly baked scones, muffins and slices, woodfire pizza friday nights and weekends and also a variety of salads depending on the season . Chips & Wedges and homemade soup also available in the busy seasons

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?