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The York Street Cafe

1 York Street, Russell 0202, New Zealand
+64 9-403 7360
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (12 reviews)
“scones” (7 reviews)
“panini” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
1 York Street, Russell 0202, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice friendly little cafe by locals, food is basic as a small cafe but very nice. Staff very friendly.

Thank yachtaiwa
Reviewed 20 April 2017

a nice little cafe away from the waterfront but next to shops and post office.. lovely for lunch when we were there =) owner operator, lovely couple running it with so much passion and enthusiasm =) felt great to be looked after in this caring...More

Thank schur
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Had a lovely Devonshire tea here in March. The lightest, tastiest scones ever! As if they had just come out of oven, and clearly made with love, the magic ingredient. Cannot recommend highly enough. Oh yes, the service was friendly and efficient too. Nice and...More

Thank kiwi0lds
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Nice cafe in a quiet corner . Freshly cooked snacks. Locals appear to chill here Just across from Russel museum. Nice hot fresh vegetables soup and panini Oysters or scallops Decaf mocha available in all NZ café s so far and excellent quality

Thank GizaN7
Reviewed 25 March 2017 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 &...More

Thank Brian B
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...More

Thank pcwardill
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...More

2  Thank skeltsAuckland
Reviewed 13 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
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
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...More

Thank Romanydog
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Restaurant Details

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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
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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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