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Essence Espresso

Certificate of Excellence
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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47 Donald St, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
+61 2 4981 5646
08:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:00
Sat 08:00 - 12:30
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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing homemade cake and coffee. Quality maintained over years, can't skip when visiting port Stephens.

Thank criticsure
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

The staff were super friendly and gave us lots of advice about where to visit around the local area and best of all the food we had was really delicious and the homemade cakes were fresh and full of flavour.

Thank Justin A
Sydney, Australia
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207 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

What this place doesn't have in friendly service (guy a bit surly) they most definitely make up for in yummy pies. We had the barra and scallop pies and both were amazing!!

Thank Sally S
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We were there for Breakfast, the food was good and reasonably priced and they even stocked Lactose Free Milk, which my wife must have. The staff were friendly the service was good and quick, but I'm not sure whether the air conditioning was broken or insufficient, but it made it unbearable to sit and eat. They had a couple of... More 

Thank David W
Tamworth, Australia
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175 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Went here a couple of times and will go back again. Food was fresh and great flavours. Staff are friendly and make you feel very welcome.

Thank Bernie T
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited Nelsons Bay and decided to have some lunch and found this little Gem, beautiful food coffee service and staff . Highly recommended we will definitely be returning. 😘

Thank Mary E
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

I've had a lot of acai bowls in my time and this one was excellent! The coffee was great too. Lovely people - will definitely be back.

Thank vetthevet
Newcastle, Australia
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64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Had a delicious home made breakfast. So tasty and friendly and plenty of it. Will go back. Actually went back the next day for scones and coffee and yes delicious.

Thank Ballroom54
Corlette, Australia
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

This small café in a main street location is well worth a visit. The inside is quirky and has a nice feel about it. The staff are friendly. Our breakfasts were their big breakfast and the poached eggs with avocado which we shared. It was served quickly and we had no complaints.

Thank Jeff B
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Each here frequently always have great meal eat in or takeaway. Staff happy to make small changes to your order to make the order just the way I like.

Thank Ingrid M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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
Great coffee

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?