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The York Street Cafe

1 York Street, Russell 0202, New Zealand
+64 9-403 7360
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (17 reviews)
“scones” (10 reviews)
“panini” (3 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Hours
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1 York Street, Russell 0202, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a great no fuss cafe with excellent food/coffee. The atmosphere is relaxed, decor relaxed and neighbouring businesses relaxed. Grab a paper from the news agent next door and have a relaxing breakfast. then grab a pie from the bakery when you leave, take it home...More

Thank BombayBoys
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All we needed was a light lunch, and we got what we asked for. Food was beautiful and the coffee was good. Staff, friendly and on the ball. Cafe was busy with seating inside and out, great in the sunshine. Definitely recommend.

Thank spuds6
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

This little cafe turned out to be lovely. We had the seafood basket and our friends had a panini. The food was a generous serve for all of us, and was beautifully cooked and delicious. Recommend a visit there, the only problem was that it...More

Thank Sandi K
Reviewed 24 April 2018

Nice little cafe with outdoor seating as well as indoor. Stopped there for a cup of tea and then returned with the rest of our group for lunch. The lunch was excellent, freshly cooked. Food was served quickly. Would recomend, a great little coffee (and...More

Thank Gill O
Reviewed 2 April 2018

met a nice old man there. rather quirky. think he must be local as was there both days. made the time interesting. nice. id go back there.

Thank alanandmichelle2018
Reviewed 5 March 2018

The coffee was good (according to my fellow diners), I am a tea girl and I was very pleased to see a decent sized pot with extra boiling water without having to ask for it, so we were off to a very good start before...More

Thank Lyndam135
Reviewed 2 March 2018

It's after 2:30pm & we were looking for afternoon tea..... This café is in Historic Capital of NZ, in the centre of the Attractions, with 2 cruise ships in port & it was CLOSED. What The?

Thank sydneyboxhead
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Had fish and chips which were okay and chowder which was very mediocre. Service was fine but food disappointing

Thank travelbugottawa
Reviewed 12 February 2018

Morning coffee and chocolate. Service great gave that little extra special treat with a chocolate fish on the side. Nice and hot and real fluffy. Staff were great. quick service and while we didn't eat there the food looked sooo goood good selection and reasonably...More

Thank Janet F
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Totally unexpected- fresh - light - tasty and a joy to eat. We presented in a platter with butter, jam and whipped cream - none of this cream out of a can. I can honestly say I have never enjoyed a scone as much here....More

Thank Richard K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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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