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The York Street Cafe

1 York Street, Russell 0202, New Zealand
+64 9-403 7360
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (15 reviews)
“scones” (9 reviews)
“blueberries” (2 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 15:00All hours
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
1 York Street, Russell 0202, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited here in mid January, its away from the pricey eateries on the waterfront and offers good standard food and coffee at sensible prices. Plenty of shady outdoor seating and the service was excellent.

Thank fleetwoodmac1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting New Zealand we took a boat trip to Russell in the Bay of Islands and in search of lunch we stumbled across York Street Cafe. From the menu one choose 6 sea scallops with salad and chips; the other six oysters with salad and...More

Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 13 December 2017

The pancakes are like my great grandmother use to make, light and fluffy!! We went back the second day because we were so happy with the food. Great service, wonderful staff and all around great café!

Thank beccagreenleaf
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

We had a late breakfast at the York Street Cafe which we had visited two previously for a coffee and noted that it offered breakfast and a lunch menu as well. I had a cooked breakfast of eggs, sausages, hash browns, toast and mushrooms. My...More

Thank Neil M
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

In the street back from the waterfront us this wonderful cafe with a little sunny courtyard. Great selection of tummy fillers, plus amazing cakes. Can even enjoy a wine with your lunch. Good service, menu plus cabinet.

Thank getdihere
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

York St cafe is a good spot for a quick bite to eat as you cruise tge streets of Russell. There are stacks of restaurants and the pub if you want to go for a full meal package, but for a toastie or a bowl...More

Thank b0ris2
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Had seen this highly rated on Trip Advisor but must have visited on an "off day". Our table was never cleared from the last guests , limited food options , staff unenthusiastic, took ages to receive my coffee and even then it lacked any flavour...More

Thank Annaliese62
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Coffee was very good as was the muffin and scones the breakfasts looked very good but we were too full

Thank Sand_51714
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Called in for breakfast with friends from Australia. Generous servings and great coffee. Asked for yoghurt to have with pancakes and blueberries, they only came with maple syrup. They had run out so went to the grocery store to buy some! That was after apologising...More

Thank janeybeth8
Reviewed 8 June 2017

We had lunch here one day and enjoyed our meals and the surroundings. Their prices are very reasonable and they had a good menu. Friendly staff.

Thank TropicSplendor
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 York Street, Russell 0202, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Russell
  • Phone Number: +64 9-403 7360
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