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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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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good32%
  • Average19%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (12 reviews)
“burger” (3 reviews)
“great coffee” (14 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 17:00All 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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1 - 10 of 284 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seriously good food and yummy hot chocolate. This cafe is pumping out the food on this cold wet long weekend. Bonus for me they were in the entertainment book so I saved 25%

Thank Allison R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Atmosphere warm and friendly but had an air of professionalism. Found nice large table for our meeting and although we only had coffee - the brew was good and service excellent.

Thank Peta O
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

I met an old work colleague here who had his 2 young boys with him. We were given a table at the back near a small play area which kept the kids occupied. The milkshake was nice but well overpriced and didn't overly task like...More

Thank wellrravelled
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

quite a trendy set up but staff far from helpful. even could be described as seeing the customer as an inconvenience. food ok but nothing outstanding. this is Warners Bay not new York so I expected to be better spoken to. coffee average.

Thank baybarista
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Visited here Saturday lunchtime looking for something light to eat. It is at the end of the row of shops and cafes so wasn't quite as busy as some of the others but still bustling. We both ordered the crab cakes and salad, expected something...More

Thank coopsnz
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

What happened? Once a great place for Eggs Benny but my last 2 meals have been horrible. Sorry Hippo Espresso but something needs to change

Thank Sandi C
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

I ordered the steak sandwich, not expecting much. When the meal arrived, I was greeted with a whopper of a burger - a very generous serving, and 100% satisfying. My partner ordered the chicken caesar salad wrap - he commented it was mostly meat and...More

Thank Leanne P
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We went here for my birthday two years in a row. The previous year (2016), two of our number ordered sweet pancakes and both dishes were served with sour cream instead of normal cream. No apologies were made for the error. This year (2017), we...More

Thank Lex C
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Terrible service, girl at the register couldn't even look or smile at me whilst taking my order. Lack of table service is really disappointing. Tables outside were filthy and they were flies everywhere. 1 star is for the coffee, which was decent enough.

Thank Amber T
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We went here on a Friday for brunch. We sat for 20 minutes before being greeted, and they never cleared the dirty plates and coffee cups from the previous diners until we asked. Service was slow but the food wasnt bad. I found it a...More

Thank J_Fizzle89
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$30
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View
Open Hours
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
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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