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The Little Nel Cafe

) #3 of 61 Restaurants in Nelson Bay ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , 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 good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (24 reviews)
“pea fritters” (12 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (28 reviews)
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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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1 - 10 of 611 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I come to Little Nel Cafe when I visit the Bay and have always enjoyed breakfast here. However my most recent experience left me feeling like the place has gone downhill. Three of us had breakfast and we were all let down. Bacon was cold...More

1  Thank honest_foodie79
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second time for breakfast here and the cafe did not disappoint. The staff are young and enthusiastic and the food is great. Groups of locals seem to meet here over a coffee so the location is always busy and has a subdued...More

2  Thank M0numentAL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely cafe to soak up the winter sun. Food was delicious. Coffee was very weak and not great but everything else was yum

Thank Bree1991
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous food excellent freindly staff incredible views and just amazing coffee. Open breakfast and lunch with an amazing menu a must to visit, booking necessary as it get very busy the locals love it as well.

Thank sisterwortho55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are locals that have been here a few times and it is consistently good. Went there this morning and they were flat out. Got a table for two pretty quickly, staff were under the pump but still super polite and working well as a...More

Thank Dmack11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful coffee. Excellent food. Friendly, fast service. Great atmosphere. Lovely location. Overall experience was great but I ordered soft eggs and they were hard. I would recommend this place for breakfast.

Thank Alexrochelle08
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great! Great venue. Friendly staff. And the breakfasts are next level! Just check out my pics. And they taste as good as they look! Zucchini & Pea Fritters, with streaky bacon, poached eggs, creme fraiche, pesto & relish. Absolutely brilliant! The other...More

Thank Evan B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Strolled in for brekkie this morning. Very busy little cafe, would recommend booking prior, but the staff were fabulous & found us a table with a minimum of fuss. Great coffee, pea fritters were amazing. Will be back soon🌺🌙🍓🥐🥓

Thank debbie0214
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We agree with another reviewer. The breakfast menu has such a wide choice. Both our meals were lovely and a big serve. My husband had the Sambal pave which we can thoroughly recommend. Lovely friendly staff. Very busy. I would recommend to book especially at...More

Thank Carmel B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really great food. Zucchini and Pea fritters were amazing. Unique and tasty! Eggs Benedict was lovely also! Yummy crunchy bacon, Really enjoyed the relishes and sauces. Restaurant has a lovely atmosphere and kid friendly. 3yo loved the pancakes.

Thank jody834
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yes its very friendly 4 dogs
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 20
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 14:00
07:00 - 12:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
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
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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