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The Little Nel Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
3 Government Rd, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
+61 2 4916 4600
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (30 reviews)
“pea fritters” (22 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (35 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 2:00 PM Hours
Australian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
3 Government Rd, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was very comfortable place to eat, food was delicious coffee was pretty good. I had the smashed avocado on soy and linseed toast it was delicious. Service was good, we were hidden away and thought we’d get forgotten but they served us pretty fast.

Thank Geeeeeent
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After eating at the Sienna the day prior it was a surprise to see prices here double what Sienna charges. The bacon and egg roll here is $15 compared to $7. This is Sydney prices. Service was very slow as it is a large restaurant...More

Thank AfricaEddie
AndrewM9890, Owner at The Little Nel Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for the review Eddie. Yes we are a little more expensive than others, but you need to be comparing apples with apples - Siennas I am sure do passable egg roll, however when you are sitting in a venue like ours that has had...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for menu variety you wont be disappointed. Food was great & quick service. very casual setting in good location.

Thank 8deb8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful surprise to have the best breakfast I have ever had in this lovely seaside town. Everything on the menu looks great and their cakes are amazing. Healthy options are included. Do yourself a favour & visit this place! 12 out of 10...More

2  Thank Saskia P
AndrewM9890, Owner at The Little Nel Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hey thanks for your review - big call best breakfast ever.... however we'd agree, it's certainly up there!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Modern cafe with "different" food options. Was a very nice light lunch with well prepared tasty food with good service.

Thank Kate D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worthwhile and relaxing for having a breakfast or brunch. Fresh on time and good coffee Becoming popular!

1  Thank 463cilla
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The reviews aren't wrong. Service was pleasant and food delicious. Bacon & eggs was huge. My wife was unable to finish hers. View across the bay is also great. My tip is this placed was packed on a weekend, so we visited on a week...More

Thank warrenwaples
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here a few times while we were in Nelson Bay on holidays. I very much enjoyed my buttermilk pancake stack with passionfruit curd (and fresh fruit) - delicious! My partner didn't have as great of an experience - he ordered the "american" waffles -...More

Thank Sonya B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a late lunch here based on trip advisors recommendation and were not disappointed! The food was flavourful and fresh. My partner had the king prawn tacos and I had the haloumi salad, both were generous serves and really delicious. The venue itself is...More

2  Thank World-travel-MS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our last meal in Nelson Bay was a visit to Little Nel A thriving place full of guests of all ages. Coffee to die for and great menu! Very enjoyable with excellent staff and highly receommended

2  Thank Ron T
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walk in
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yes its very friendly 4 dogs
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 26
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Government 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 4916 4600
A leafy cafe popular with the locals, just off the main street and worth searching out for the best coffee in town.
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