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The Yellow Church Cafe

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American, Bakery, Vegetarian, International
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111 S. Pearl St, Ellensburg, WA 98926
+1 509-933-2233
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Mon 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Description: We are privileged to have some of the best farmers on the eastside of...
We are privileged to have some of the best farmers on the eastside of Washington State, including some of the best wines and microbrews. To insure quality and freshness we work with local seasonal ingredients, we focus on baking all our bread daily, cutting our own meats and using only the freshest ingredients.
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Good for:
Romance

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Visitor rating
  • 67
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice

The restaurant is very quaint and fun. It lives up to its name. However the food is great, have not been disappointed the 6 times i have dined.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
Keepclamm
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Dessert
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150 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The restaurant is very quaint and fun. It lives up to its name. However the food is great, have not been disappointed the 6 times i have dined.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Today was our 2nd time at The Yellow Church Cafe, and we love it even more. The quality of the ingredients, and the fact that they are treated with respect and love shows in the quality of the dishes. The steel-head trout was cooked to perfection on a cedar plank, the homemade chili was the best I've ever had, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Ok best 13$ ever spent on a sandwich. Convenient location. Awesome staff. Delicious bread with garlic, olive oil and vinegar. Best clam chowder. Amazing Caesar salad, just right amount of dressing and homemade cheese garlic croutons. And a great atmosphere. We will be back every time we go through Ellensburg! No more subway or taco del mar for us this... More 

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Roslyn, Washington
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This staple of the Ellensburg landscape is located in an old church and yes its yellow. Their food is original and gourmet. Absolutely must try the heavenly loaf.

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Ellensburg, Washington
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I MISS THE KOBE BEEF BURGER - one of the things that disappeared off the menu under new ownership. But... their burger is still very good, especially if you get it on the "heavenly loaf" bread (I'm not kidding... try it.) The new owner is not friendly at all but the other staff is always friendly and great. Cozy, artistic... More 

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I wasn't expecting a perfectly seared tuna on my Salade Niçoise. Just because Ellensburg is inland doesn't mean they can't get fresh fish I guess; but we were very pleasantly surprised! Greens were fresh and local and the egg perfectly executed, a la Julia Childs. Our family had stopped in for lunch on our way to Walla Walla and wine... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Yellow Church Cafe has changed hands, and the new hands are amazing. Still the same ambiance, cozy little cafe, but the food is AMAZING. I had a steak, on a slight bit of the most perfectly seasoned mashed potatoes ever, with nice garnishes. That steak is memorable. 4 in our group were quickly seated, water served, and drinks served... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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142 reviews 142 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

After flyfishing the Yakima all day, I was looking for some good food to warm me up and fill me up...this was an excellent choice...the Chili was very good...dense and flavorful...and having spent 7 years in Dallas, it embarrassed all the chili I ate there (you put beans in chili)...the service was friendly and quick, the chocolate chip cookie was... More 

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Hilo, Hawaii
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184 reviews 184 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Very pleasant restaurant setting. Not a very big place so limited tables available, which brought us to wonder why it took so long for our order to be prepared. Our waitress was very helpful in helping us decide on our beverage and meal selections. She helped us with deciding on a cider selection as my wife wanted to try one... More 

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Coquille, Oregon
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50 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

On a recent road trip though Washington, we stopped for lunch in Ellensburg, a small college town in the middle of nowhere. We look for small, local places to eat and happened on the attention-grabbing Yellow Church Café. The inside is still recognizable as a church with stained glass windows and other details and it feels like a friendly quirky... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 111 S. Pearl St, Ellensburg, WA 98926
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Ellensburg
  • Phone Number: +1 509-933-2233

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Bakery, Vegetarian, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance

Description

We are privileged to have some of the best farmers on the eastside of Washington State, including some of the best wines and microbrews. To insure quality and freshness we work with local seasonal ingredients, we focus on baking all our bread daily, cutting our own meats and using only the freshest ingredients.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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