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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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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • 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 4 days ago

Great food for breakfast or morning tea. Very good coffee and Healthy choice meals, friendly staff. Recommended.

Thank tla18
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have tried on a few occasions over the past couple of years to have a meal at Little Nel but always we either had to wait ages for a table so we go elsewhere or we get a table but the service is stretched...More

Thank 907rayg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Actually its the best eating anywhere in Port Stephens. The quality of this hidden cafe is consistently great as is the service. The owner/chef is passionate about quality and what his patrons think. There are daily specials so you can eat here a lot and...More

Thank Papoon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best chips in town! We had lunch and breakfast at Little Nel’s and enjoyed both. Their coffee is very tasty and we really enjoyed the toasted muesli with fresh fruit. Great location and friendly staff and good service.

Thank CristineWalker
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was very comfortable place to eat, food was delicious coffee was pretty good. I had the smashed avocado on soy and linseed toast it was delicious. Service was good, we were hidden away and thought we’d get forgotten but they served us pretty fast.

Thank Geeeeeent
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After eating at the Sienna the day prior it was a surprise to see prices here double what Sienna charges. The bacon and egg roll here is $15 compared to $7. This is Sydney prices. Service was very slow as it is a large restaurant...More

1  Thank AfricaEddie
AndrewM9890, Owner at The Little Nel Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the review Eddie. Yes we are a little more expensive than others, but you need to be comparing apples with apples - Siennas I am sure do passable egg roll, however when you are sitting in a venue like ours that has had...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for menu variety you wont be disappointed. Food was great & quick service. very casual setting in good location.

Thank 8deb8
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful surprise to have the best breakfast I have ever had in this lovely seaside town. Everything on the menu looks great and their cakes are amazing. Healthy options are included. Do yourself a favour & visit this place! 12 out of 10...More

2  Thank Saskia P
AndrewM9890, Owner at The Little Nel Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hey thanks for your review - big call best breakfast ever.... however we'd agree, it's certainly up there!

Reviewed 3 November 2018

Modern cafe with "different" food options. Was a very nice light lunch with well prepared tasty food with good service.

Thank Kate D
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Worthwhile and relaxing for having a breakfast or brunch. Fresh on time and good coffee Becoming popular!

1  Thank Cillalovestravel
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walk in
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yes its very friendly 4 dogs
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$26
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 14:00
07:00 - 12:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:30
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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