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All 92 Ellensburg Restaurants

The Yellow Church Cafe

111 S. Pearl St, Ellensburg, WA 98926
509 933 2233
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Ranked #3 of 92 Restaurants in Ellensburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

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
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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76 reviews 76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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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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116 reviews 116 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 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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170 reviews 170 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Fun little small town joint. Happy staff and friendly service. They work hard but don't be in a rush when you come here as it is usually busy. They could work on making sure things are consistent when you get your food. They forgot my biscuit and I didn't get whipping cream in my hot coco but the table next... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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212 reviews 212 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We were passing through and saw this place recommended in our guidebook and now we see why. From our table on the balcony, we could look down and watch our lunch being prepared. Our server was friendly, attentive and professional. The bison burgers not only were delicious, but I swear they must put most of an entire bison in one... More 

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Additional Information about The Yellow Church Cafe

Address: 111 S. Pearl St, Ellensburg, WA 98926
Phone Number: 509 933 2233
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Ellensburg
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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