Waterfront Cafe Russell  

Great value meals and superb coffee

We specialize in breakfasts and lunches, with an emphasis on great coffee. We pride ourselves on being family friendly, serving great food and giving our customers value for money. Plenty of gluten free options too. Right on the beach, just south of the wharf, this is the perfect location to relax, and look out over the water. We are fully licensed so if you want to enjoy a beer or glass of wine, we have that too. We also have a great sheltered courtyard if the wind is off the water. Free WiFi available to our customers.


  • 11 May at 09:31 from facebook

    Due to more foreseen circumstances, the Waterfront Cafe will be closed on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 May. We will be open again on Sunday 14 May (Mother's Day). Apologies for any inconvenience.

  • 4 May at 13:37 from facebook

    Due to foreseen circumstances, we will be closed from Friday 5 May until Sunday 7 May inclusive. We will reopen for business on Monday 8 May. We apologise for any inconvenience.

  • 24 April at 10:15 from facebook

    The Waterfront Cafe will be closed from April 25 to April 30 inclusive. We will reopen for business on 1 May.

  • 19 December at 07:52 from facebook

    Congratulations to John and Anna Boulter who won the November Coffee Club draw and win a voucher to spend in the cafe.

  • 5 December at 05:26 from facebook

    Still looking for a chef/cook to help us out at the cafe in Russell until end of April. Days only, no nights. Send details to waterfrontcafe@xtra.co.nz