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Hippo Espresso

468 The Esplanade, Warners Bay, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2282, Australia
+61 2 4948 0800
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good32%
  • Average19%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible13%
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“brunch” (15 reviews)
“great coffee” (14 reviews)
“great cafe” (5 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
468 The Esplanade, Warners Bay, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2282, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at Hippo's recently and found the food to be good, with nice views of Lake Macquarie. We dined here on a Saturday afternoon and the place was fairly busy, however, we didn't have to wait too long for our food it came to...More

Thank PurpleChutney
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very busy place but too noisy for a quiet conversation. Lots of kids usually. Food Is good cafe food. Coffee is good. Outdoor seating by the Lake. The indoor noise too much for me when place is busy.

Thank julieparmar1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I dined here for a late lunch and was not happy with my meal. The serving size was okay but the food was just average.

Thank Belindajc1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great coffee and great food. Nice location and set up. Always busy but staff are very efficient and friendly

Thank Granules2013
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We came for breakfast on a busy Sunday morning and we had made an online booking so we had a table reserved. Hippo's is a really big space with lots of big beautiful tables - perfect for larger groups. The menu selection for breakfast was...More

Thank Natasha C
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Been to Hippo Expresso a number of times before however not for some time. Today whilst looking for a place to grab some take-away to enjoy by the lake we found that they have opened a little take-away window at the front. They were some...More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Called into Hippos just by chance. Glad we did. Had a delicious breakfast. The big breakfast which my brother had was fabulous. Definitely a big breakfast. We all enjoyed our meals. Service quick even though it was quite busy. Noticed a little play area for...More

Thank AdrianMuswellbrook
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Just had a late breakfast with friends and was pretty unhappy for a few reasons. My friend's bacon was raw and when a complaint was made, the waitress' response was 'sorry, we can make it crispier for you next time'. Pathetic handling. My corn fritters...More

Thank jessica9199
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Great place for breakfast. We went as a family and menu catered for us all. Friendly service and wonderful ambience. Recommend highly.

Thank GeoSaleAustralia
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Amazing service, staff were very friendly and willing to help, it was very busy as it was father's Day and the service was still very fast and at a great standard. This is an awesome place to have breakfast or lunch ! Definitely a 5...More

Thank Aaron K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 30
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available
Good for
View, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 468 The Esplanade, Warners Bay, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2282, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Lake Macquarie  >  Warners Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4948 0800
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