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468 The Esplanade, Warners Bay, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2282, Australia
+61 2 4948 0800
06:00 - 17:00
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I met an old work colleague here who had his 2 young boys with him. We were given a table at the back near a small play area which kept the kids occupied. The milkshake was nice but well overpriced and didn't overly task like ferrero rocher.

Thank wellrravelled
Greater Newcastle, Australia
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

quite a trendy set up but staff far from helpful. even could be described as seeing the customer as an inconvenience. food ok but nothing outstanding. this is Warners Bay not new York so I expected to be better spoken to. coffee average.

Thank baybarista
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198 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited here Saturday lunchtime looking for something light to eat. It is at the end of the row of shops and cafes so wasn't quite as busy as some of the others but still bustling. We both ordered the crab cakes and salad, expected something like thai fishcakes, but these were serious crab cakes and a lovely salad. Beautifully cooked... More 

Thank coopsnz
Newcastle, Australia
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What happened? Once a great place for Eggs Benny but my last 2 meals have been horrible. Sorry Hippo Espresso but something needs to change

Thank Sandi C
Appin, Australia
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70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered the steak sandwich, not expecting much. When the meal arrived, I was greeted with a whopper of a burger - a very generous serving, and 100% satisfying. My partner ordered the chicken caesar salad wrap - he commented it was mostly meat and not much else, but he did manage to finish the meal. Service time was reasonable,... More 

Thank Leanne P
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here for my birthday two years in a row. The previous year (2016), two of our number ordered sweet pancakes and both dishes were served with sour cream instead of normal cream. No apologies were made for the error. This year (2017), we thought we'd give them another try to redeem themselves. Bad idea. Firstly we made a... More 

Thank Lex C
Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Terrible service, girl at the register couldn't even look or smile at me whilst taking my order. Lack of table service is really disappointing. Tables outside were filthy and they were flies everywhere. 1 star is for the coffee, which was decent enough.

Thank Amber T
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149 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We went here on a Friday for brunch. We sat for 20 minutes before being greeted, and they never cleared the dirty plates and coffee cups from the previous diners until we asked. Service was slow but the food wasnt bad. I found it a bit overpriced.

Thank J_Fizzle89
Georgetown nsw
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

A great morning out with the girls for Brunch. Vegetarian Omelette was huge & delish. Everyone raved about the dish the ordered :)

Thank Donna W
Newcastle, Australia
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Had a meeting with some colleagues at Hippo's. Looks like a pretty cool place so thought we would give it a go. Had coffee and a cake which were both Ok but not great. Service was Ok. The biggest issue was the noise. There are only hard surfaces in this café and the noise bounces of everything and makes conversation... More 

Thank Matt M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 30
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 468 The Esplanade, Warners Bay, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2282, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Lake Macquarie  >  Warners Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4948 0800

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Greater Newcastle, Australia
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?