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.


  • 9 October at 15:15 from facebook

    The Waterfront Cafe in Russell is now featured in the 2017 edition of Lonely Planet.

  • 7 September at 13:59 from facebook

    The winner of the August draw of the Waterfront Cafe Coffee Club was Trish van der Sande. Congratulations, she wins a voucher to spend in the cafe.

  • 1 September at 14:55 from facebook

    The Waterfront Cafe will be closed for a staff welfare day, tomorrow Friday 2 Sep. We apologise for any inconvenience. Rod and Maggie.

  • 19 January at 12:41 from facebook

    Congratulations to Brad and David from Arcadia Lodge who won the Waterfront Cafes December coffee club draw and win a $25 voucher.

  • 30 October at 18:55 from facebook

    In the event that the All Blacks win the World Cup on Sunday morning, we would like to help celebrate that achievement by giving away a glass of bubbles with every food order to our first 50 customers