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Local cuisine, Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Cafe, New Zealand
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
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All reviews lunch scones blueberries french toast with fruit friendly service local cafe fabulous coffee big breakfast food was great waterfront northland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a few minutes away from the super busy waterfront and nice to somewhere that’s not so hectic snd a bit more relaxed. Great menu options, swift service and above all very tasty food. Recommended

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 28 October 2020

friendly service, reasonable prices, relaxed courtyard seating, not crowded. had smoothies n fish pie, all good. (one street back from the sea, opposite museum.)

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 2 April 2020

Stayed in Russell for a few days. Our motel was across the road from this delightful café so we ate breakfast here every morning. Lots of choice on the menu and very friendly staff. Recommend everything we tried but especially the pancakes with blueberries.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 23 March 2020

We actually ate lunch twice here because the service was friendly, the food was great and reasonably priced and since they were one short block off the water it was less crowded.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 18 March 2020

During our stay in Russell we always went to this little cafe to have breakfast. Any eggs and toast any coffee. Nice people.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 12 March 2020

We came here for breakfast because we saw they opened a bit earlier than other places in Russel. The servers were extremely nice, the place is clean and cute - menu is fine. I found the coffee to be weak but I think I was...not up on NZ coffee lingo yet. We ordered a lot of food (we thought) because we like a big breakfast. It took a very long time and the portions were tiny. My husband thought his pancakes were underdone - they looked like the frozen Eggo microwaveable variety to me. I would give them another try if I lived there - everyone was so nice.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 3 March 2020

Looking for breakfast on a Saturday morning, we were fortunate to discover York St Cafe in the delightful town of Russell. The good weather meant we were able to sit outdoors and enjoy a superb breakfast of French Toast with fresh fruit. The coffee was...excellent and it was obvious that many locals were there - always a good sign.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 28 February 2020

Found a fabulous little cafe in Russell, hidden away in a back street - more signage need folks. Very friendly staff, great selection of food & fabulous coffee. Would certainly recommend.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 18 February 2020

Good location and service but found the coffee a bit flavourless and weak. In hindsight should have requested an extra shot but didn't know at the time.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 14 February 2020 via mobile

This is a lovely cafe. The service was excellent and the food delicious. My friend had the small salad consisting of tomatoes, onions, English spinach and feta with a delicious dressing. Very simple, satisfying and delicious. I ordered the Italian muffin which was also very...nice.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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  • Yes, The York Street Cafe offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, The York Street Cafe offers delivery services.

  • The York Street Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4