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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (27 reviews)
“pea fritters” (21 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (33 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 14:00 Hours
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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1 - 10 of 766 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and I were recommended this place by a local and it did not disappoint. We had the toasted muesli which was beautifully presented, delicious and plentiful.

Thank Kate D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Delightful staff, delicious food, divine drinks. Eggs Benedict, Pea fritters, Mushrooms were all superb. Definitely recommend Little Nel’s. Want to try dinner next!

Thank Judith K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Little Nel never stops amazing, with amazing coffee, excellent menu and best of all they are now open for dinner on select nights. The staff are attentive and friendly, the food is incredible, the most satisfying way to start the day. The Zucchini and Pea...More

Thank Russell M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lunching at Little Nell’s on a busy Sunday in school holidays was always going to be a food adventure and it didn’t disappoint though a little noisy with the cold wind necessitating everyone eating indoors. Perhaps the background music could have been turned down a...More

Thank Juliemca
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow what a great breakfast and choice of foods on the menu. And the coffee one of the best I’ve had, we didn’t even have lunch. Great service, great atmosphere, well done team - we will be back

Thank Geoff B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’ve eaten here before for breakfast and gave a very satisfied review This time for lunch I was disappointed The food has flavour and concept however with each dish I was wanting more. Presented well I was looking forward to taking a bite. Entree was...More

1  Thank Whiskawaytours
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice friendly staff, can get very busy Nice when eggs are cooked just right, menu caters to all tastes with adequate pricing, good coffee

Thank tanya d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the few cafe restaurants in the area that know what they are doing. Chefs are on a profit share so the food is ALWAYS good. Service is friendly but sometimes things get mucked up when they are very busy (which is...More

1  Thank DrLancken
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, a favorite place for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Options for indoor and outdoor dining, with outdoor coverrd for cold winter months.

Thank Lyndal C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to a late late breakfast with friends We all had something different to eat and had a little taste of each other’s meal all with good flavours. Unfortunately the chips from the kitchen were over salted but not over cooked. The only thing...More

Thank Warwick S
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1 June 2016|
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Response from keldobson | Reviewed this property |
walk in
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Response from Patsy B | Reviewed this property |
yes its very friendly 4 dogs
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$27
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
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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