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The York Street Cafe

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1 York Street, Russell 0202, New Zealand
+64 9-403 7360
08:00 - 15:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 15:00
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Genoa, Nevada
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 2 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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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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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74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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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395 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

We stopped at this little cafe as it was away from the bigger cafes and eateries by the water. The guy behind the counter appeared a little disinterested at first, but after a short chat he livened up and became friendlier and happier. Anyway, it was the best coffee and chai latte we had in the Russell and Paihia region... More 

Thank Nunngo
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick drink before exploring the town. Thought nothing great was going to be expected. But was amazed by one of the greatest iced coffees i have had in a while.. Beautiful small cafe. Very friendly staff and fast service.. Totally recommend this destination on your journey through.

Thank Liam D
Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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135 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

We called in here for a late morning tea. There were a few places to choose from but a quick look on TripAdvisor helped us make our choice. We ordered two extra hot trim lattes in mugs and they were extra hot so bonus points for that! I had a piece of lemon cake which was a decent size and... More 

Thank Lara F
Moerewa, New Zealand
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

great breakfast menu, loved eating here beautiful venue and sight seeing great place, awesome service

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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

We had breakfast here each day (for 3 days) and enjoyed it each time. Had a pleasant time chatting with the owners too.

Thank RogerParkinson
Toronto, Canada
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1,425 reviews
684 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 427 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

Not sure what to say about this place. Great coffee and very good service so I enjoyed it but the place is small with modest seating in or out so take you pick. Very good option for coffee and snack or light lunch. Enjoy!

Thank James A

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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, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?