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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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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed the prawn and crab spaghetti which was on the specials board - pricey at $32 but was very good. Great location and menu although the staff let it down with ordinary service. Would definitely return.

Thank ThomasMiller2012
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had breakfast here during our stay at Nelson Bay as came highly recommended. Great little spot with indoor and outdoor seating facing Marina. Greeted by friendly staff and served relatively quickly. Lots to choose from on menu and also has kids menu. Food was delicious...More

Thank matijabozic
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food & service ! Good to see this place open now on friday night for dinner ! Music a bit load but otherwise a great experience !

Thank Mrs H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had breakfast here twice and a coffee visit once. Excellent service with wait staff who were pleasant and helpful. Great menu and food, with each meal beautifully presented. Nice atmosphere too.

Thank LouWot
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My girlfriend has been telling me about this place so we finally gave it a go. I loved it food was lovely service was good too. I enjoyed sitting outdoors weigh good company and good food. I would most definately go again.

Thank suevh82
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was great and looked amazing. Staff were very friendly and attentive. The cafe is a really cute place. Our coffees and food came out quickly too. Highly recommended.

Thank alexkb93
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is no wonder that Little Nel’s is so busy for breakfast!!!!! I go here regularly, but it is always of the same high quality standard. Over the summer period, it is even more busy but it is worth the wait!!! Lovely outdoor area and...More

Thank Bec D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for breakfast, was very busy so a bit of a wait for meals and coffee. Upon paying noticed there was a sign advising 25 minute wait on coffee. Would have been appreciated if the waitress had advised of this wait when we were seated....More

Thank ReneeandPeter777
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service from the waitresses seems a bit basic and vague but don’t let that put you off because the food is fresh, and delicious! It’s obvious the chefs have a lot of passion for this business and the food they’re making for their customers....More

Thank Sally N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service is overwhelmed by its popularity. At the entree there is a little black board saying 25 mins wait for coffee..? Our food arrived way before our drinks, actually we almost finished the food before the drinks arrived. Reserved tables is not helping the...More

Thank krysmittnacht
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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$29
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
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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