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The Little Nel Cafe

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3 Government Rd, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
+61 2 4916 4600
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07:30 - 14:00
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Hours:
Mon 07:00 - 12:00
Tue - Fri 07:00 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 07:30 - 14:00
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Quite happy with this cute little cafe in Nelson bay! I have been twice and would go back again. Highly recommend the juices! The customer service could do with improvement, however.

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Dubbo, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My partner and I went for breakfast after reading some great reviews and we weren't disappointed food and service were outstanding great views towards the bay will definitely be going back

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Thank Keith S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had breakfast here after our first night in Nelson bay. Great offerings on the menu, and we even found something our fussy 1 year old found delicious. Friendly service and very busy for a Monday morning. Great job guys.

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Thank Ginaavs
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Really yummy breakfast but it took so long to arrive and got my coffee after I'd finished eating. It was busy but there were so many staff on it could have run more smoothly.

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Thank vetthevet
Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I went for a ride up to Nelson Bay the other day and stopped here for a coffee. Well it didn't end up being coffee, the menu sounded so good we ended up having a brunch. The food was amazing and there wasn't too much like most places these days. We both finished our meals and felt... More 

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Thank Chris B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great view on the balcony, beautiful food, nice atmosphere. Everything on the menu looked delicious, couldn't pick! Serving sizes were huge.

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Thank Trinity W
Morisset, Australia
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I recently visited on a weekend getaway and I came across The Little Nel Cafe here on TripAdvisor and let me tell you, it didn't disappoint! Even though it was packed, we still received our meals reasonably quick and the food was incredible! I had the 'zucchini fritters', which came out more like an arancini consistency, but... More 

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Thank ENicholls
Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant new cafe overlooking the marina serving excellent food from an extensive menu. Buzzy resort type atmosphere complimented by efficient young femme staff in trendy aprons. My wife stated it was the best brunch she has had in ages. Can't wait to visit for dinner.

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Thank Peter M
Newcastle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Last Saturday I had the absolute pleasure of enjoying an amazing breakfast at the little nel cafe with friends on a 38c summers day! We'd just dived Fly Point in near perfect conditions, and found this new little cafe at Nelson Bay. A delight - greeted warmly by well trained staff, seated at a sheltered table with views of beautiful... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A really nice comfortable cafe with delicious food. no big breakfast option therefore had to pick bacon and eggs and add sides which bumped the price up! Very popular cafe and would recommend to anyone visiting Nelson Bay. Definately would go back again for the efficient service, location and quality of food.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 19
Cuisine
Australian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
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, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 14:00
Monday
07:00 - 12:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 14:00
Thursday
07:00 - 14:00
Friday
07:00 - 14:00
Saturday
07:30 - 14:00
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?