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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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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (85 reviews)
“jam cream” (5 reviews)
“cake” (13 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
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LOCATION
5A Lighthouse Road, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
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Reviewed 16 August 2018

This is a special place to view Shoal Bay, The outlook is really special and needs to be seen to be believed. The waiting staff are to be congratulated on their attention to orders presented to them. The meals are good different and need to...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Ray Irene B
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Always lovely to take new people to the area to your wonderful café, you girls still smile even though you are run off your feet and cooking amazing things in your small kitchen. We always feel very welcome when going there and all that we...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Bernie T
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

A beautiful part of the bay. Lovely views. Can get chilly when the weather is cold outside. The scones are amazing!!! And very big :) Friends had the smashed avocado and corn fritters and both impressed. Service was attentive and fast. Bonus of having the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank MissKirstsTravels
InnerLightTeaRooms, Manager at Inner Light Tearooms, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Thanks for your review, hopefully see you back again :)

Reviewed 12 August 2018

Stunning views from this historic building! Food was modest;y priced but delicious and the staff were friendly and efficient. Highly recommended. Find any excuse to visit and enjoy.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Julie D
InnerLightTeaRooms, Manager at Inner Light Tearooms, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Hi Julie Thank you for your review, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your visit hopefully see you again :)

Reviewed 9 August 2018

Delicious scones and a great view to enjoy while you are eating. It's a must do when in Nelson Bay and you won't be disappointed.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank James B
InnerLightTeaRooms, Manager at Inner Light Tearooms, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Hi James We appreciate your review and am glad to hear you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

This place is a “ must do” when visiting Nelson Bay. The view out over the ocean is superb and you are surrounded by lorikeets, magpies and even a rabbit. Service was quick despite being crowded. Coffee was very good as were thecakes. Parking can...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank johnbY9035QL
InnerLightTeaRooms, Manager at Inner Light Tearooms, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Hi John Happy to hear you enjoyed your visit, thank you for your review :)

Reviewed 28 July 2018

The old lighthouse is history - the tea rooms are not. The lighthouse gave sailors security - the tea rooms give both tourists and locals excellent food. Well presented, nourishing, good value. A wide selection and consistent quality - have been two years ago and...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank zozeman
InnerLightTeaRooms, Manager at Inner Light Tearooms, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Thanks for your great review! we are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. Hopefully you'll be back again sometime soon :)

Reviewed 26 July 2018

Magic setting with fantastic views. Quick service. Good coffees. The lunch menu was fairly limited,but meals were good.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Blue M
InnerLightTeaRooms, Manager at Inner Light Tearooms, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Thank you for your review, hopefully see you back again :)

Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Great little cafe with the best view. Staff super friendly and scones are a must. Kids liked the pancakes too.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank kobieb26
InnerLightTeaRooms, Manager at Inner Light Tearooms, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Thanks Kobie, glad to hear you liked your visit and the pancakes were a hit with the kids :)

Reviewed 20 June 2018

Having a lovely coffee and cake was such a lovely treat with this exceptional view. The adjacent lighthouse museum and marine radio operations was a real eye opener.

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank lesdoyle
InnerLightTeaRooms, Manager at Inner Light Tearooms, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Thanks for your review Les :)

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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 12
Meals
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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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