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Essence Espresso

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47 Donald St, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
+61 2 4981 5646
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“cakes” (13 reviews)
“wraps” (5 reviews)
“blt” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
47 Donald St, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
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Reviewed 13 May 2017

This place is so daggy it's almost cool. Very strange aesthetic going on inside...kind of local craft stall, meets Grandma's sun room, meets garage sale. Coffee is not bad, sweet treats likewise. Very casual vibe, which is nice. Staff are friendly and attentive. Open til...More

1  Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed 12 May 2017

This is a cafe with Espresso in the name so I can't avoid mentioning the coffee - more a warm milky beverage - definitely needs work. Hopefully, this will improve. Regardless I will return and order food and tap water! The menu is very appealing...More

Thank Culinarykids
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Amazing homemade cake and coffee. Quality maintained over years, can't skip when visiting port Stephens.

Thank criticsure
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

The staff were super friendly and gave us lots of advice about where to visit around the local area and best of all the food we had was really delicious and the homemade cakes were fresh and full of flavour.

Thank Justin A
Reviewed 5 March 2017

What this place doesn't have in friendly service (guy a bit surly) they most definitely make up for in yummy pies. We had the barra and scallop pies and both were amazing!!

Thank Sally S
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We were there for Breakfast, the food was good and reasonably priced and they even stocked Lactose Free Milk, which my wife must have. The staff were friendly the service was good and quick, but I'm not sure whether the air conditioning was broken or...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Went here a couple of times and will go back again. Food was fresh and great flavours. Staff are friendly and make you feel very welcome.

Thank Bernie T
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited Nelsons Bay and decided to have some lunch and found this little Gem, beautiful food coffee service and staff . Highly recommended we will definitely be returning. 😘

Thank Mary E
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

I've had a lot of acai bowls in my time and this one was excellent! The coffee was great too. Lovely people - will definitely be back.

Thank vetthevet
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Had a delicious home made breakfast. So tasty and friendly and plenty of it. Will go back. Actually went back the next day for scones and coffee and yes delicious.

Thank Ballroom54
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2 June 2016|
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Response from Megan T | Reviewed this property |
essence has a full breakfast menu..with daily changing specials too. They are more than happy to change things up to suit. They can also cater for vegans for breakfast too.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 12:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Donald St, 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 4981 5646
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