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At Inner Light Tea Rooms, you will "Come for the View, Stay for the Food!" Our Cafe has spectacular panoramic views of Port Stephens. Breakfast and lunch You can enjoy breakfast, lunch, morning or afternoon tea while enjoying the magnificent view. We are open 7 days a week for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. We are open from 8.30am to 3.00pm everyday. Order and pay inside. Cash or EFTPOS.
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Beautiful location with magnificent views and truly beautiful food. Tables all with views and because of the location and top food booking is essential. Their scones are excellent and freshly cooked,if you dont get in early the scones will be gone. It is extremely popular...which says a lot for the food. The staff are extremely obliging. Highly recommended.More
We visit the Inner Light Tearooms frequently. Great views and menu. Probably a good idea to park at the base of the hill and walk up as parking can sometimes be problematic and besides you can walk off the calories hahaha
Great view, basic menu but lovely and good service. Very Covid Safe but executed in a very rigid way, they could be more friendly about it and assume most customers understand all about it & what they are expected to do. Even the volunteers from...the museum are instructing you in what to do for the cafe !!
They attract a lot of birds to tables which is cute but very overwhelming when you are trying to eat as they were grabbing for our food. In the end we got over it and left, opted to have dessert elsewhere!!More
Service great superb view and good attendance to covid regulations
But.....My wife ordered poached eggs and avocado. The eggs were stone cold but there was no hesitation in redoing them . My scrambled eggs resembled a cake and i sliced into it. I did not...send back but mentioned to waitress.Coffee was fine.More
My mother and I drove up from the Sydney and spent a couple of days in Nelson Bay ...we decided to visit the Inner Light Tea Rooms for lunch when we arrived. Upon arrival the cafe was super busy - understandably- as it is in...the most amazing location overlooking the beautiful ocean of Port Stephens !! ...the staff were so lovely and accommodating... we had a booking and were ushered to our table which had fantastic views!!!... the food was simply beautiful ( the menu item I chose was not available and the waitress went out of her way to find out if she could make me something different to what was on the menu which they did) our whole experience there was amazing ...
after lunch we visited the gift shop attached where I purchased a couple of lovely pottery vases such a beautiful relaxing spot I would thoroughly recommend a visit to the Inner Light Tea Rooms whilst in Nelson Bay -started our little getaway with a delightful experience!More
We visited the Tea Rooms for breakfast. We didn’t make a reservation, and after visiting it appears that making a reservation is a smart thing to do. Once we had checked in to be Covid safe, we were taken inside and seated. A few minutes...later we were moved outside to take in the view which was a lovely gesture.
I looked at the breakfast menu and summarised it as ‘scrambled eggs’ or ‘waffles’. There weren’t a lot of options.
I instead ordered a beef burger. For $18 I would have expected it be served with chips but it arrived just on a plate by itself.
I decided to cut the burger in half, and when I went to take a bite it all fell apart on my plate. So I ate my $18 burger using a knife and fork.
When we were sat outside we were told we needed to leave by 11am as another booking needed our table.
This left us with no time to order the scones that everyone raves about. And to be fair this is probably the only thing I’d come back for.
I’d like to thank the staff who were very hard working, ensuring everyone had their food and coffees.
For anyone visiting in the future I’d suggest checking the menu online first. That way you won’t be disappointed like I was when I left.More
Lovely birdseye view of the bay and islands. Great location. Had a perfect brunch. Lovely, pleasant waitresses. Yummy food. A wonderful experience.
Also visited the Gift Shop; appreciate the friendly ladies working there - thank you!
As a resident and regular i would like to inform Inner light Tearooms manager to take more notice of the staff. I had the unfortunate experience re a blonde older staff member who treated us and some other people who came after us with attitude...for coming about an hour before closing. She made it quite obvious with her huffing and puffing and informing us of her busy day while folding the table umbrellas down and making it quite obvious she wanted to go home and we were a nuisance. if you go towards the end of the day you dont want to be made to feel you are not welcome. Apart from that its a wonderfrul place with a wonderful view.More