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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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“scones” (85 reviews)
“jam cream” (5 reviews)
“cake” (13 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 22 October 2018 via mobile

Had a fantastic breakfast. The most delicious scones in long time. Friendly staff. Fantastic view of the bay.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Paul B
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

The berry pancakes looked Devine my son & daughter loved them my eggs Benedict were well cooked & presented also the coffee was quite nice also, the views are magnificent a must do when visiting the bay the museum is gold coin donation entry &...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank R5853USchristianm
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Couldn’t fault the food & couldn’t fault the view! Cold & rainy but there were blankets to borrow if needed. I can only imagine how stunning this outlook would be on a sunny day. Don’t let the weather put you off - still great food...More

Date of visit: October 2018
4  Thank Kafeebee
Reviewed 7 October 2018

We ate a few a few days ago as a family of four (with teenagers). The food is good cafe food and the service was fast and friendly. I liked the chalkboard which explained that you need to find a menu and table and then...More

Date of visit: October 2018
7  Thank Sarahceee
Reviewed 5 October 2018

We stopped here to see the lighthouse, and to our surprise this place had beautiful views overlooking Shoal bay and the coffee was so good and food looked so delicious we regretted having breakfast somewhere else (bad experience). This was my second coffee on the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
4  Thank khachig1975
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

A gorgeous little cafe with magnificent views, great food and coffee!! The very friendly staff offer blankets in cooler months as it can get a bit chilly at times. If time permits it’s a good idea to have a look through the maritime museum for...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank judyb-penair
Reviewed 19 September 2018

This is a top spot to have a morning tea, light lunch or afternoon tea. The only negative is getting to the top of the hill and not being able to get a car park.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank c0untryc0uple
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Perfectly positioned high above Nelson Bay , at the marine rescue centre command post , this cafe offers a terrific spot to view the whole bay , enjoy great food and drinks , and appreciate some of our history . Highly recommend

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Fran C
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Beautiful sunny day yesterday to have lovely big fluffy scones and nice hot coffee with a million dollar view in our blue water paradise.Must have a sweet tooth as I had to ask for extra jam.Friends enjoyed sandwiches,It was quite busy, but the service was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank micars1
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

A great spot to see the view and have a coffee or a meal. Parking at the top or walk up from little beach. Dog friendly as well and toilets available.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 439nevilles
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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Kids
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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