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Cafe On The Bay

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Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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Shop 8 10 Teramby Rd, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
+61 2 4981 0921
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Food not bad but pricy, service dreadful.We waited 25 minutes for food while our hungry 6 year old had to wait another 5 minutes for his breakfast.After 3 reminders to server and 40 minutes later we finally got our coffee with a surly apology and the excuse of a paper jam having caused the delay.Oh come on!! Pretty lame excuse... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you pay premium prices, you expect premium service. Advertising fresh fish and catch of the day but no seafood on display. $15 for battered basa and $24 for a dozen oysters when next door sells them for $12.90! Underwhelming!

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Thank mathew d
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was dismal and food not much better. Our meals were slow to come out and when they did my fillet of salmon was tasteless and lacked any seasoning whatsoever. Sorry to say but we won't be back. From disappointed customer.

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Thank LTCO12
Fitzroy
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29 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gordon Ramsay would destroy this place, but their milkshakes are sensational. Our salmon was a gooey, sloppy mess. The pork belly wasn't crunchy at all & tasted like it had been sitting in a steam bath for hours until we ordered it. They have a great wall of interesting international candies & locally sourced nougats.

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Thank Henry R
Newcastle, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went the Bay for dolphin watching cruise on Thursday 29th Dec, stopped at the café for lunch and it costs $115.90 in total. After half an hour wait, nothing came out. I went to the counter to ask how long it going to take as we need to catch the cruise, I asked at least 4 staff, no one... More 

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Thank Peili Z
Goulburn, Australia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been here for breakfast 3 days in a row & this place has super fast service even when busy & great value food

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Thank SteveBoyce2014
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for breakfast, 3 families, 14 of us. Our food came out... Eggs Benedict had maggots crawling all over it. Not one... but 3! They instantly gave us all a refund... we each spent over $100 per family .. so not a cheap place to eat. Absolutely appalling to say the least that they are not serving fresh... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place was packed but the family and I managed to score a table. The menu had a wide range of options to choose from. Everything sounded delicious and it was quite hard to decide. I had Bruchetta as entree and Aranchini with a small salad as my main. Bruchetta was perfect! The Aranchini was just as good! The rest... More 

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Thank SaraAnneCook
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took my family for breakfast, great food, good friendly service Price was as expected mid range prices

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Thank Jennie P
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

No love in the food or service. Food was below average. Don't waste your money! Go to Nice Cafe behind it. Lots of loud Muslim groups.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 16
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 8 10 Teramby Rd, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Port Stephens  >  Nelson Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4981 0921

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?