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Essence Espresso

47 Donald St, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
+61 2 4981 5646
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“cakes” (13 reviews)
“blt” (2 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 16:00 Hours
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
47 Donald St, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cruise brochure recommended a light lunch before departure and we found Essence in Donald Street. The café has a cheerful vibe and the specials board had a poached chicken buddha bowl for me and the menu had a burger for him. We both enjoyed...More

Thank emdeme
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

Still the best cafe in area - how good does this lovely fresh healthy chicken & pumpkin salad look - cakes & coffee just awesome too

Thank llocnil
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

First visit. Ate in with 4adults and 4 children. Prices were reasonable and servings huge. Food was tasty and delicious. Staff were friendly and fast. Would recommend this place any day!

Thank Allison R
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

We love this cafe. We’ve been coming here for a few years and have never been disappointed. The breakfast this morning was delicious - kids loved their bacon roll and avocado & feta on sourdough while hubby and I devoured the fritters - delicious! Coffees...More

1  Thank 337mw03
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Seeing this cute cafe filled with locals is more than a good sign. Welcoming service, fresh ingredients, games for the kids to play and a more than impressive display of homemade cakes. Our family really enjoyed our lunch but the best bit was the carrot...More

1  Thank jodesm74
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

This has become one of our favourite places to go for a casual lunch in Nelson Bay. The meals and cakes are all genuinely homemade and the family run cafe is friendly and welcoming. There’s always something new and tempting on the daily specials board.

Thank Debbiegardner
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Trendy cafe lots of old retro furniture, and unusual wall art not to my liking but goes well with this retro styled cafe we had breakfast good price great food and excellent coffee. Poached eggs & Bacon on sourdough yum

Thank sixfriends44
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Great little cafe Genuine home made tasty food Great coffee Coffee , bacon & Egg roll a definite Very nice and friendly staff, always welcoming

Thank Darren B
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

A cute cafe offering great coffee and a friendly atmosphere. For the hipsters the have almond milk and retro furnishings. Eftpos accepted.

Thank bajabus
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

I found my coffee a little weak but I’m fussy. The cafe was busy with lots of customers so always a good sign. Service was amazing. I was sitting out in the car with the kids and the lady serving cane out to car and...More

Thank MissKirstsTravels
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2 June 2016|
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Response from Megan T | Reviewed this property |
essence has a full breakfast menu..with daily changing specials too. They are more than happy to change things up to suit. They can also cater for vegans for breakfast too.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 12:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Donald St, 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 4981 5646
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