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Yello Shack Cafe

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Cafe, New Zealand, International, Healthy
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W Coast Rd, Springfield, New Zealand
+64 3-318 4880
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Greymouth, New Zealand
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67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We often stop here for coffee and food on our way from the West Coast to Christchurch. They do great takeaway coffee. There is always a good selection of cabinet food to choose from. I had the most amazing mushroom soup here ages ago and it's still the best one I've ever had!!

Thank serpentine2014
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99 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cafe is a convenient stop on the drive from Arthurs Pass over to the East Coast of South Island. We grabbed a brunch here. The cafe itself is pretty. But the food and service were just ok i`d say. Going by the previous reviews, I guess we were just unlucky with out experience here.

Thank AshishNichani
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Plenty of variety and the food was very good. Would definitely go back. Nice place and easy to get to.

Thank Eric W
Greymouth, New Zealand
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282 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Right distance from WC to Christchurch to stop for a break and we do regularly. Lovely atmosphere and friendly service with good range of cabinet and menu food. Easy to park outside. Great to hear family have bought into it so no longer for sale I believe.

Thank Christine R
Melbourne, Florida
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I'm really amazed at what good food we've had traveling around New Zealand. I have Celiac and must maintain a gluten-free diet. They only had three options for a meal. They were a cold brown rice salad, a regular slaw type salad and a sort of vegetarian tart thing that looked like a pie shaped vegetarian lasagna. I wasn't too... More 

Thank Russell L
Methven, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped here on way home and had the wood fired pizza which was all hand made in front of us by a lovely lady that was enjoying her job as pizza chef, smiles all round.nice little cafe with lovely staff and a handy playground beside it 🙋🍀

Thank karenirish
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86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed in a camp spot just up the road from Springfield. Wanted to stop at the donut so we also decided to get a coffee. The coffee here is very good. Also had a pie, nice! Quant place and very inviting.

1 Thank Afinidus
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Went there for dinner with my husband and our baby daughter when we stayed overnight in Springfield. We had friendly local service (didn't expect nor would I want over-the-top 5-star attention in a casual dining place) and had honestly some of the best pizza my husband and I have ever had. The lady making the pizza was fairly new apparently... More 

Thank NessKay101
Lucy H, Manager at Yello Shack Cafe, responded to this review

Thankyou so much for your lovely review, Leita our pizza chef takes so much pride in her work and she will be thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your pizza :) We hope to see you again in the future! More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Yello Shack is situated at a good spot by the park in rural Springfield and is very nicely maintained. It is a very pleasant town on a nice day and the cafe fits in well with that environment. Several times I have purchased a pie on the way to or from Porters or Cheeseman and while they are $6 each... More 

Thank NewZealanders300
New Zealand
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

The outside looks more hippyish than the inside (more modern). Though wait til you visit the toilets! Worth a visit! Great art! They do care about customer service, we could see they are hard workers and doing their very best. They presented our food really well. Even our food wasn't the best snack we've had, we love to support hard... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 14
Cafe, New Zealand, International, Healthy
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?