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Inner Light Tearooms

5A Lighthouse Road, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
+61 2 4984 2505
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“scones” (87 reviews)
“jam cream” (5 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5A Lighthouse Road, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great coffee shop, good for coffee and huge scones with jam and cream. Also good range of food for lunch including sandwiches and hot food. Breathtaking views of Shoal Bay and Tomaree Headland. Saw beautiful sea eagles and pelicans soaring overhead whilst having our coffee....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Sandra O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got iced coffee iced tea and raisin toast..was one of the best we have had. The view was breathtaking..will be back

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 705stavt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really lovely trip up to the lighthouse wouldn't be complete without a scone or two at the tea rooms. Not only are the scones awesome, they are also huge!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Fiwylie7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a treasure! You will find one of the best views of Shoal Bay and Port Stephens at this hidden gem. A cosy little set up with glorious food. We had sandwiches, chicken tenders, crepes and a burger and all of it was delicious. So...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank alanamackay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a view to go with the awesome scones and old time milkshake. Must visit good place when in the bay.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank H4532HLmatthewr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love coming here for lovely views and the cafe, which has great food. Good Coffee and Chai latte. It is also worth looking around the house and you can go up Control Tower. The gift has some lovely Australian made products and as well...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Carol W
Reviewed 13 December 2018

Often missed great spot for a coffee . Wonderful view of the heads at Nelson Bay. Popular spot for wedding vows.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Jean B
Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

This cafe is situated on a headland with stunning 180 degree views of the waters off Nelson Bay. Unfortunately it was blowing a gale when we went. You pick up a menu and order at the counter and the meals are brought to the table....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RestlessLegs45
Reviewed 7 December 2018

From a kids perspective, the food was tasty. There's no debate about that. The big problems that we had are the portion sizes. The chicken my brother ordered was to small for an ant. My other problem is the food was average. The burger I...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank KidsPerspective
Reviewed 26 November 2018

My wife and I have had several light meals and afternoon tea/coffee at the Inner Light Tearooms over the years and have always been impressed with the panoramic views from this elevated site. It is a great place to take people unfamiliar with the Port...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ianandsandraw
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Response from LFG955 | Reviewed this property |
Not that I can recall seeing bacon and eggs but there is a good selection. The view is worth the visit.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 12
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5A Lighthouse Road, 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 4984 2505
  • E-mail
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 10.00am to 4.00pm weekdays and 9.00am to 4.00pm on Saturday and Sunday. During school holiday periods we are open 7 days from 9.00am to 4.00pm. Order and pay inside. Cash or EFTPOS.
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