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Hell Hole

Coffee Shop, Bagels
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19 York Street, Russell 0202, New Zealand
+(64)226041374
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great coffee

This was the best coffee we had in Russell. Bagels were a treat too. We returned the next day for more, but unfortunately it was closed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Jennifer M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This was the best coffee we had in Russell. Bagels were a treat too. We returned the next day for more, but unfortunately it was closed.

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Sydney, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We enjoyed the bagels so much we had to come back to have some more. Don't be fooled by the hole in the wall appearance. The bagels have just the right amount to filling and the flavours are delicious! We had the special bagel of the week- had some smoked fish that's sourced locally from a local company- tasted absolutely... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Great coffee in a relaxed atmosphere. Had some yummy croissants (a proper french-style one), served by a super friendly owner.... We'll be back! Cheers Andy

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Sydney
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120 restaurant reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We thought that this would be a cheap quick lunch away from the bustle of the waterfront, not cheap anyway. The coffee was quite weak and lukewarmish, not what we have come to expect in NZ. The bagel with cream cheese and lemon curd was a treat but the ham and salad baguette was very ordinary. Wouldn't go there again.

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Coromandel, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We were about to leave Russell and stopped here for a bagel and ended up having a fun chat with the staff. It was definitely quiet season but there were some locals here which is always a good sign. We had an interesting chat with staff and a read of the books lying about. We got up and left and... More 

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Russell, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Coffee was good,and reasonably priced, but bagels were not up to par. A bit of a disappointment, but it won't keep me from coming back.

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London, UK
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78 reviews 78 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This place is anything but a hell hole. Great snack food, reasonably priced for Russell and a friendly owner. Well worth a visit for a lunchtime snack in preparation for exploring the countryside surrounding Russell. The coffee was very good too my wife tells me. Recommended!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This joint has bagels to die for. It is all outdoor seating, basically a little hole on the main road, but the food there is amazing.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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210 reviews 210 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Stop for a break after walking around Russell small town, order a cup of Flat White coffee, awesome ........ , this is the best Flat White I ever have, with one condition, it should be prepared by the staff / Barista with the "blue eyes" (literally). Next time, definitely will visit again for the coffee (and the bagels).

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Coffee was great, owners were great I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a decent brew even though it is not on the main strand

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 19 York Street, Russell 0202, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Russell
  • Phone Number: +(64)226041374

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Bagels

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