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The York Street Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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1 York Street, Russell 0202, New Zealand
+64 9-403 7360
08:00 - 15:00
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in at the cafe for lunch after a 1/2 day hole in the rock cruise and enjoyed a chicken camenbert & cranberry Panini - delicious. Whilst we snacked ww had complimentary cold water & used the free wifi. Would recommend the specials & the prompt service. Would visit again

Thank Brian B
Paihia, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

We had fish & chips here, with a delicious salad included. All the food was great & sauces came without asking. They have a water dispenser too. Service was friendly & helpful, and there's even free wifi. The cafe's in a very pretty setting, one road back from the front.

Thank pcwardill
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

This was our favourite breakfast eating place. We stayed in Russell for Waitangi Weekend and came across this cafe on our morning walk. We ordered the buttermilk pancakes, delicious and freshly cooked, servings were generous with four pancakes, nicely cooked bacon and banana and served with maple syrup. Our friends were so impressed they ordered pancakes the next day when... More 

2 Thank skeltsAuckland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

One Street from the beach front and in a great location with a covered courtyard. Awesome fresh scones and great service. Highly recommend

Thank Paul H
Stockport, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Went here for breakfast. Lots of choice and everything we had was tasty and fresh. A basic relaxed spot with indoor and outdoor tables. Good coffee too.

Thank marie p
Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We visited Russell by ferry on a beautiful day in early January and the place was packed as were most of the restaurants. This cafe looked empty so we ordered lunch in the cafe but sat outside near the water under the trees . Service was surprisingly swift and the lunch pretty good . My son had 2 of their... More 

Thank Romanydog
Genoa, Nevada
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

I needed to check email, get a bite to eat, have some coffee, and get some local information. The staff was very helpful and I enjoyed my stay enough to come back again the next morning. Clean, fast, friendly, helpful service, reasonable prices.

Thank Elucasandm
Snells Beach
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in a couple of times this holiday. Staff v friendly - clearly a locals hangout. Recommended if you like a banter or somewhere a bit more 'smalltown nz' than the waterfront alternatives.

Thank Jo W
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We had morning tea for my Dad's birthday. My parents are always treated with care and compassion, Dad's birthday was no exception. Our food was yummy and the drinks where excellent.

Thank Joanne G
Russell, New Zealand
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77 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Met up with some friends for a business meeting while enjoying a quick lunch and coffee.Friendly service at good prices.Tables outside and inside.Lovely setting if you wish to be surrounded by the hubbub of visitors and children.People watching most interesting.Easy to find with parking nearby.

Thank Mediguru1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?