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The Little Nel Cafe

€€ - €€€, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
3 Government Rd, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
+61 2 4916 4600
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (28 reviews)
“pea fritters” (22 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (35 reviews)
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CUISINES
Australian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Food
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LOCATION
3 Government Rd, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
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1 - 10 of 794 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great coffee, Service with a smile, no long waits for food, delicious and well priced. 5 STAR rating. This place is a rarity. Well done. Highly recommend :-)

Thank Monica M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The food is delicious and the service is excellent even when they have people lined up out the door the waiters were polite, friendly and detailed with their customer service and delivery details. Thank you!

Thank RachelAllsopp
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We discovered this restaurant with TripAdvisor. Cute place with friendly staff. Prices are not expensive and the food is really good. So good that we went back the next day, it was Sunday so there was music, Dj and the food was still delicious. Thank...More

Thank Flavie M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Best breakfast in the bay, recommended by the place we stayed and it didn't disappoint. Very busy and we had to wait for a table but not too long. Had the bacon and eggs and generous serving.

Thank Matthew R
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a combination! Found this place by a coincidence but the vibe of this place got me right away. Absolutely fantastic service, Food impressed me not only through a delicious taste but also perfect presentation.

Thank silvia k
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly service, not too pricey. The Falafel bowl is a little dry, but the wagyu burger is great! Salt and pepper squid was really tasty!

Thank Maya S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service was great, the brekkie, crispy bacon with poached eggs on toasted sour dough, was cooked to perfection. Although this cafe was very popular, the food was served in a timely manner. The coffee was very much to my taste. Prices were competitive and...More

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have had many breakfasts and brunches in this very friendly cafe. The coffee is superb and every meal is presented as a work of art. I love the zucchini fritters with crispy bacon or the old favourite "eggs Benedict". This cafe is always busy...More

Thank russell p
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food not overpriced. The staff were good. It is very busy with people waiting for a table from as soon as they open but that’s got to be a good thing.

Thank TeamMilo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Little Nel is my favourite local cafe. The acai plate and iced lattes always do the trick for a beautiful Saturday brunch with family or friends. The coffee could be a little stronger but I've never had a bad one here, and the food...More

Thank Kieran R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$26
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 14:00
Monday
07:00 - 12:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 14:00
Thursday
07:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:30
Friday
07:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:30
Saturday
07:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Government Rd, 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 4916 4600
Description
A leafy cafe popular with the locals, just off the main street and worth searching out for the best coffee in town.
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