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The Little Nel Cafe

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 2 days ago via mobile

Really lovely little restaurant here for lunch. Staff very friendly, helpful and polite. We got the seafood linguine special and the pork belly mango salad both which were really tasty. Really good coffee and biscuits here too! Lovely setting, it was raining when we went...More

3  Thank LauraB14269
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Poor service in this area has long been a frustration for me but not here at the Little Nel Cafe. Although busy, we were promptly seated and a short time later our order taken. In less time than it took to receive a takeaway coffee...More

1  Thank jodesm74
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here twice last week for breakfast and would’ve visited for lunch too if we’d found this place earlier! After a couple of disappointing breakfasts where we were staying at a resort in nearby Shoal Bay we decided to come here after seeing it...More

4  Thank Sarahceee
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was in our hotel, and we decided to visit based on reviews on TA. The food was yum and the coffee was at very high standards. It is a little gem indeed and we will definitely be visiting again. Many vegetarian options, and...More

4  Thank khachig1975
Reviewed 1 week ago

If its not on the menu, then just ask, they obliged me every morning we stayed there. Great staff and courteous service.

2  Thank gilly s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little spot for coffee. Actually, the atmosphere was so lovely we came back for a lovely lunch. I had the fish cakes and my friends had avo on toast. Both were lovely!

1  Thank Danielle B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great coffee, Service with a smile, no long waits for food, delicious and well priced. 5 STAR rating. This place is a rarity. Well done. Highly recommend :-)

1  Thank Monica M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is delicious and the service is excellent even when they have people lined up out the door the waiters were polite, friendly and detailed with their customer service and delivery details. Thank you!

Thank RachelAllsopp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We discovered this restaurant with TripAdvisor. Cute place with friendly staff. Prices are not expensive and the food is really good. So good that we went back the next day, it was Sunday so there was music, Dj and the food was still delicious. Thank...More

Thank Flavie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best breakfast in the bay, recommended by the place we stayed and it didn't disappoint. Very busy and we had to wait for a table but not too long. Had the bacon and eggs and generous serving.

Thank Matthew R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 7 - USD 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
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
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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