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Yello Shack Cafe

W Coast Rd, Springfield, New Zealand
+64 3-318 4880
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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“pies” (8 reviews)
“pizza” (9 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly
W Coast Rd, Springfield, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our way to Christchurch from Hokitika via Arthur's Pass we stopped at the Yello Shack Cafe in Springfield for a light lunch. We found the cafe roomy and comfortable, staff very obliging and the food and drinks right on the money. We were relaxed...More

Thank Geoff M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to stop after travelling through from Arthur's Pass. Friendly service and yummy muffins to go with decent coffee.

Thank judeles500
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We needed a quick bite before touring a sheep farm, and we happened on this friendly, charming little spot. The selection of foods was excellent, the prices reasonable, and the service excellent. We even got to sit outdoors, where local tweety birds shared our crumbs...More

Thank amershon
Reviewed 7 April 2017

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...More

Thank Mary V
Reviewed 4 April 2017

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

Reviewed 2 April 2017 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...More

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...More

Reviewed 24 March 2017

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

Reviewed 7 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
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...More

Thank Ron P
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
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Average prices
US$4 - US$14
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
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Kids, Child-friendly
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