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Hippo Espresso

468 The Esplanade, Warners Bay, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2282, Australia
+61 2 4948 0800
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good32%
  • Average19%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (15 reviews)
“great coffee” (14 reviews)
“great cafe” (6 reviews)
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6:00 AM - 5:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
468 The Esplanade, Warners Bay, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2282, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there for breakfast and we were surprised at how large the place is, it is tastefully decorated with comfortable chairs. The staff are friendly and take care with customer service...but the food....wow..amazing, the hippo feast was really good value and there were lots...More

Thank Andkell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came for breakfast New Year's Day , place is packed , line up for coffee & food , thinking we will be waiting an hour , No didn't take long at all , amazing corn & ricotta fritters ,bacon ,tomato ,& poached eggs , coffee...More

Thank Jenelle T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I met up with a couple of friends on my way up the coast from Sydney to Coff's Harbour. The patio affords a nice view of the lake but also is a bad place to be caught in a sudden downpour. I had a flat...More

Thank Terry F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really great service always friendly - coffee isn't the best but it's okay, food is good but don't get the omelette: it was a little bit dry.

Thank Moirdo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are new to this area and was recommended this spot to meet for lunch. Very busy place just before Christmas but we finally got a park. This restaurant is huge and would be great for large groups. In fact, it was so busy, that...More

Thank Liz D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've eaten Eggs Benedict at many cafes and the dish that Hippo serve leaves me feeling a little flat because I suspect that the Hippo chefs don't make their own but rather use the rubbish bulk manufactured Hollandaise sauce that is truely awful .... if...More

Thank Dave M
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Food was nice, coffee was ok but took a long time to arrive. It was breakfast time though and they were very busy. Was a little annoyed at being offered a table right at the entrance and pushed up against the counter. Assumed other tables...More

Thank ishelli
Reviewed 28 November 2017

Was there 26th November 2018. Sunday lunch time. Quite busy and very noisy. No table service and there was a queue of about 20 people in line waiting to order when we arrived. The wife and I ordered the Seafood Mornay Crepes. Very ordinary. Small,...More

Thank Joe-Mudgee
Reviewed 13 November 2017

We ate at Hippo's recently and found the food to be good, with nice views of Lake Macquarie. We dined here on a Saturday afternoon and the place was fairly busy, however, we didn't have to wait too long for our food it came to...More

Thank PurpleChutney
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Very busy place but too noisy for a quiet conversation. Lots of kids usually. Food Is good cafe food. Coffee is good. Outdoor seating by the Lake. The indoor noise too much for me when place is busy.

Thank julieparmar1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$32
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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