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Essence Espresso

1/47 Donald St, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
+61 2 4981 5646
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“cakes” (13 reviews)
“blt” (4 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1/47 Donald St, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So happy with our breakfast experience today can’t fault the plac, the food and service! Great coffee, cute! Spot on thank you!!!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Angela M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly and helpful staff. They have the best pumpkin and fetta salad, I have had it several times, great gluten free option and very reasonably priced, highly recommend

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Shirley W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff are so friendly and happy,coffe and hot chocolate were amazing and the BLT...well the best we have ever ever had....fresh,crunchy,amazing bacon....the place is bright colourful and so quirky with all its happy nic-nacs...well done to Meg and her team....

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JodieB1343
Reviewed 25 August 2018

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

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: July 2018
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!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank allisonr941
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

Date of visit: July 2018
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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

Date of visit: July 2018
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.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Debbiehodgkinson
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

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank sixfriends44
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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, Lunch, Brunch
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: 1/47 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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