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The Yellow Church Cafe

111 S Pearl St, Ellensburg, WA 98926-3328
+1 509-933-2233
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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111 S Pearl St, Ellensburg, WA 98926-3328
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Get off the freeway in Ellensburg. Skip the fast food and drive a few miles into town - you won't be disappointed. Fresh food, well prepared. Salad was simply outstanding and the Holy Moley (sp?) chicken sandwich was large and satisfying.

Thank Craig H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not in the mood for fast food? This is the place to go! Our party of four (2 adults & 2 teens) had the following: Skillet Baked Mac-N-Cheese w/Shrimp, BLTA, Holy Moly Chicken Sandwich and Grilled Cheese. OMG - YUM!!! The food does not disappoint,...More

1  Thank Lisa N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was lunch time as we neared Ellensburg, so we looked up the Yellow Church Cafe that we had visited years ago. We were seated quickly and had a good lunch before we were on our way again. Service was prompt and friendly.

Thank JOregon_11
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Several family members met here for dinner. We ordered an appetizer called Blue Cheesecake. It was pears with herbs and toasted focaccia. It was really delightful! Our wait person was businesslike, but personable. She answered questions and offered suggestions for special food allergies. I ordered...More

Thank Betty B
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Definitely one of Ellensburg's finest. Very good gourmet type meals with a fine wine to accompany them.

Thank Max B
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Found this place via TripAdvisor and loved it. Service was great, food was excellent, we now have a place to stop as we pass by Ellensburg.

Thank mike3621
Reviewed 21 October 2017

This small former church offers limited seating but has a cool loft area with a few tables in it. We parked behind the building and went in the back door. We got there around 1:00 and had no trouble getting a table. Our server was...More

Thank Sandra B
Reviewed 19 October 2017

What the heck happened? This place used to be the best! I mean make you feel warm and wonderful best. The waiter was cocky, and had no knowledge of the menu, the hostess seated us at a table we did not want. (We asked for...More

Thank Milepostzero
ShondaShawver, Owner at The Yellow Church Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

We are terribly sorry for your dissatisfaction, we are currently working with the staff who were on shift the night of your visit to insure that this never happens again. We look forward to giving you a much better dining experience in the future.

Reviewed 18 October 2017

We were a bit disappointed after driving two hours to eat at this restaurant. The building is quaint and attractive but has only street parking. Its popularity was evidenced by the number of people waiting to be seated for lunch. The greeters and wait staff...More

Thank Terri R
Reviewed 10 October 2017

The Yellow Church Cafe catered the most delicious satisfying lunch for our state association retreat at the Wild Horse Conference Center. The vegan chili alone was filling but top it with fresh and comforting toppings to make it the BEST catered meal of any I've...More

Thank Ann H
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Questions & Answers
Elna D
22 August 2016|
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Response from ShondaShawver | Property representative |
Yes we do have vegan options, just ask your server.
David B
20 March 2015|
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Response from ShondaShawver | Property representative |
Yes we do have gluten free options.
David B
19 March 2015|
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Response from ShondaShawver | Property representative |
Yes we do have several gluten free options.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 S Pearl St, Ellensburg, WA 98926-3328
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Ellensburg
  • Phone Number: +1 509-933-2233
  • E-mail
We are privileged to have some of the best farmers on the eastside of Washington State, including some of the best wines and microbrews. To insure quality and freshness we work with local seasonal ingredients, we focus on baking all our bread daily, cutting our own meats and using only the freshest ingredients.
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