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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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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (12 reviews)
“blt” (3 reviews)
“bruschetta” (3 reviews)
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08:00 - 16:00 Hours
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
47 Donald St, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

We've had some pretty dreadful coffees at the bay but this would have to be the worst. Weak and tasteless. The toast was ok, but tiny portion. Their only saving grace was that it was cheap.

Thank Sally S
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

With Friends today l lunched again at this great little cafe.... they have a new recipe on the menu... A delightful healthy Buddha Bowl with lovely fresh salad ingredients & poached chicken, rice noodles, endamame beans, bean shoots to name a few & topped with...More

Thank llocnil
Reviewed 22 January 2018

I dinned here alone for lunch which was cooked well Iced coffie was good Seating and tables are different

Thank nettejm
Reviewed 20 January 2018

We knew about this cafe from a previous trip to the bay and made it our first stop. The staff are always friendly and efficient and the coffee is good with some excellent art! We went back for a simple brekky and enjoyed a delicious...More

1  Thank sueanddean
Reviewed 18 November 2017

We had been wanting to try this place for so long as it presents well but sadly it was a disappointment. Our coffee was weak and the bruschetta mediocre at best. It was missing the parmesan and the bread was soggy and moist (mostly because...More

Thank ChrisandKaryn
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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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