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The Little Nel Cafe

) #3 of 62 Restaurants in Nelson Bay €€ - €€€ , Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
3 Government Rd, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
+61 2 4916 4600
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Australian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
3 Government Rd, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Came here for a tasty Sunday lunch and was very happy with the service, along with the gorgeous location. Love the aesthetic and would recommend the Falafel Bowl!! Good for families or a nice cup of coffee on your own.

Thank Lara R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had sunday afternoon lunch here. Found the price of meal a little higher than my expecation. Ordered bah mi which was averaage. The chicken burger was not so good. The chicken breast was not levelled and was quite fat. The pumpkin salad was good though.

Thank insidebackpack
Reviewed 1 week ago

Being a vegetarian its hard to find non Egg savoury breakfasts in Australia. This place was an exception. Not just the food was delightful, there was so much variety with Vegetarian options as well. We loved how our meals looked as if they had come...More

Thank Sakshi_86
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was divine. The best coffee and omg, the hot chocolates...out of this world. Best breakfast we've had in ages. Didn't mind spending the extra $ for quality

Thank froggie79
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had breakfast here, great selection on the menu, lovely coffee, great view. Friendly efficient staff, beautifully presented food.

Thank Thedaywillcome
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried little Nels as we heard so much about it, but after waiting a fair long time we finally got our meals and both plates were stone cold meals, we think they must have forgotten about us and that is why we had to...More

1  Thank Irene D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and coffee with lovely staff. Have to say it was one of the nicest bacon and egg rolls I've ever had.....quite a claim from an English woman. Keep up the great work!,

Thank Mbase1984
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a lovely lunch here with friends. Great service and food was really good too. I had a lovely time as did my friends.We didn't have to wait very long for our food to arrive and we were not disappointed.

Thank Joansey2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I come to Little Nel Cafe when I visit the Bay and have always enjoyed breakfast here. However my most recent experience left me feeling like the place has gone downhill. Three of us had breakfast and we were all let down. Bacon was cold...More

2  Thank honest_foodie79
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second time for breakfast here and the cafe did not disappoint. The staff are young and enthusiastic and the food is great. Groups of locals seem to meet here over a coffee so the location is always busy and has a subdued...More

2  Thank M0numentAL
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yes its very friendly 4 dogs
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
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, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:30 - 14:00
07:00 - 12:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
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
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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