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Yello Shack Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Cafe, New Zealand, International, Healthy
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W Coast Rd, Springfield, New Zealand
+64 3-318 4880
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Holywell, United Kingdom
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345 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for a coffee and breakfast snack whilst waiting for the TranzAlpine train to Arthur's Pass.The café is along the main route from Christchurch to Arthur's Pass so you can call in even if you're just driving through Springfield. The hostess was very friendly, the coffee was good and the snacks were fresh. Whilst here, take the time... More 

Thank Ron P
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the friendly service and food. Pizza is amazing! The staff is very helpful and made me feel very welcome. Best food in Springfield.

1 Thank boulderlove89
Christchurch, New Zealand
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yello shack cafe is on the highway in Springfield. There are not many few choices for food in Springfield, and this is quite likely the best, most family friendly place to eat. They have a decent deli section, and their coffee is decent. But if you are around Springfield and on weekends, I'd strongly recommend their wood-fired pizzas. These are... More 

Thank Arin B
Christchurch, New Zealand
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234 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service was slow and not overly friendly. My husband had long finished his coffee before they realised we had ordered a muffin. The muffin was dry and not great. The garden was scruffy and overgrown. I probably wouldn't go there again!

Thank 911deb
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Saw other reviews of this cafe on our way from west coast to lake tekepo so decided to stop.  First impressions were good - the cabinet were filled with a good selection of sandwiches and  salad plus the shack was spacious. However, we were soon taken aback by the sulky teenagers manning the cafe and the overwhelming swarms of flies... More 

Thank 8moac
Lucy H, Manager at Yello Shack Cafe, responded to this review

Hi there I am very sorry you had this experience at the Yello shack , the flys have been an issue this summer throughout Springfield and we have all been fed up of them however may I state all food is covered and we have just installed new sprays so this is no longer a problem. Regarding the sulky teenagers,... More 

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46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

This place is a nice spot to stop at, but good for getting things to take away as well. The brownies are among the best I've ever had... and I've had a LOT of brownies.

Thank LindsayandSteve
Wellington, New Zealand
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100 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We are always looking for nice spots to have a coffee and at first glance, this looks like a nice cafe, with stunning views on the mountains. It was busy, and as expected it took a bit of time before the coffee came. Unfortunately quite a lot of coffee was spilled on the saucer and no apologies for this, or... More 

Thank Bea T
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60 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped for a quick break and took away a coffee and muffin. Both great. Really liked the atmosphere indoor and out. If I'd had longer it would have been a nice place to sit at for a while.

Thank Loosenz
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped by for coffee, service was very friendly. Great touch by giving a small lollie cake with coffees, which were amazing! Would recommend

Thank kellyhB7137SJ
Christchurch, New Zealand
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Would highly recommend for everyone as they offer a wide range of yummy sweet & savoury along with lovely staff & delicious coffee/hot chocolates - we stopped on the way to quad biking and made sure to stop on the way back it was that good :)

Thank Lynsey M

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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, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
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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