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The Little Nel Cafe

3 Government Rd, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
+61 2 4916 4600
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (24 reviews)
“pea fritters” (9 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (27 reviews)
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CUISINES
Australian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
3 Government Rd, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
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1 - 10 of 604 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious breakfast two mornings in a row. Having to wait for a seat generally indicates the popularity which equates to good food but sometimes also long waits. We were not disappointed, even though it was very busy, the smiling friendly waitresses wasted no time in...More

Thank Swabos
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

this is our favourite breakfast spot in port stephans. quality, fresh food, friendly staff and great environment.

Thank livscaglione
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When in port Stephens I've visited Little Nels quite a few times for brekky. They offer great coffee and a very good menu. I love their healthy fruit ,coconut, chia parfait. A few times it has lacked its honey flavour/ingredient but they have remedied when...More

1  Thank SydneyAussieCouple
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had breakfast on our first morning in Nelson Bay. The care was busy and crowded and the staff a bit all over the place but the meal was lovely and the team serving friendly and helpful.

Thank Bruce N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has the best breakfast menu you'll ever see. There was at least 6 things I desperately wanted to order. Friendly staff, great coffee. 5/5!

Thank Belinda N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for lunch and very popular and busy. The food was lovely but wait times long. Nice atmosphere. Tried to revisit for lunch and lots of tables vacant. But due to a large booking out the back, wait times were 45mins plus. Pick your time...More

Thank Julie W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met friends for breakfast recently after reading rave reviews. While it is a great spot for coffee with a nice vibe, the food was just okay- nothing to rave about.

Thank Janelovesgoodfood
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious breakfast... zucchini fritters and eggs Benedict both fantastic...freshly squeezed orange juice was delicious while sitting out on the lovely front deck in the sun...

Thank lvw62
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here a number of times and the food and coffee is always great! The staff are friendly and attentive and it seems the place is always busy with locals and visitors! Definitely recommend the acai plate!

Thank Claire M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff took a long time to take our order &it wasn't that busy.The coffee was average.I asked for mine extra hot & came out lukewarm. Them queried they weren't interested

Thank Karenne W
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IsabelleeK
Do you have to book? or can you just walk in
1 June 2016|
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Response from keldobson | Reviewed this property |
walk in
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cholled
Is this cafe dog friendly?
5 December 2015|
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Response from Patsy B | Reviewed this property |
yes its very friendly 4 dogs
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$19
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
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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