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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” (84 reviews)
“jam cream” (5 reviews)
“cake” (13 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 am - 4:00 pm Hours
CUISINES
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
5A Lighthouse Road, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
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31 - 40 of 313 reviews

Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Took some over seas visitors to the Inner Lighthouse restaurant for lunch. They loved the views of the whole bay,lunch was grelat and staff friendly. Nice time all round

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

Thank you Michael, glad to hear hopefully we will see you back sometime soon.

Reviewed 12 June 2018

2nd time going, always good. Great scones and jam, great view from the top and lorikeets who dare to come near you and take food from your hand/plate!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Ren239
InnerLightTeaRooms, Manager at Inner Light Tearooms, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Thanks for your review, hopefully we will see you for your 3rd time :)

Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

We were in awe of the spectacular views of Shoal Bay from this tearoom, however as an avid tea drinker it’s a pity that NO specialist teas are served. When asking for leaf tea, I was bluntly told that there was little demand for it...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank N8805LJmarym
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Walked 30 mins from the bottom to the light house. Well worth the effort, arrived at the top, and had brunch at Inner Light Tearooms. Amazing food and nice staff. Everyone should pay a visit. 👍🏻

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Nim-Chi
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

The tea rooms welcomed us and our dog on three occasions. The staff were friendly and professional delivering our orders promptly. Scrambled eggs with feta and ham was very good and the coffee excellent . The scones really good and a refreshing change to get...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Delia P
InnerLightTeaRooms, Manager at Inner Light Tearooms, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Thank you for your review Delia, we are glad to hear you were impressed with your visit hopefully we will see you again.

Reviewed 12 May 2018

We walked up to the Inner Light (very little parking at the top) so deserved our coffees with scones, jam and cream. A single helping of scones is two scones so we shared a single - big, warm, fluffy scones that went down "a treat"...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank SixtyplusOldBar
Reviewed 7 May 2018

What a spectacular spot for lunch or morning/afternoon tea. Good size meals, reasonable prices and the view is free.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Norma1965
InnerLightTeaRooms, Manager at Inner Light Tearooms, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Thank you Norma for your wonderful review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit to the Tearooms and hope to see you again

Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

We visited upon the recommendation of a family member who enjoyed his visit here. It is nice to look out over the headland on a bright sunny day. We ordered a scone and lemon lime and bitters which were both nice with friendly service. After...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank 698smiths
InnerLightTeaRooms, Owner at Inner Light Tearooms, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Thank you for your great review, we are so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Tearooms

Reviewed 16 April 2018

Lots of fresh looking options for a cafe, the only thing that appears to be vegan is the fresh juices, needless to say, I did not order from here. Views are great, Staf are excellent Free to browse the headland worth a visit for the...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank normara
InnerLightTeaRooms, Owner at Inner Light Tearooms, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Thank you for your review Normara. We do not have many options available for vegans Im sorry. We do lovely salads, soy drinks and soft drinks are also available

Reviewed 23 March 2018

I really enjoyed my lunch at the Inner Light Tearooms. We had a table at the front of the veranda with immediate view of the water and dolphins playing. My salad was very fresh and delicious, service was fine - just a wonderful place to...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Mirabel99
InnerLightTeaRooms, Owner at Inner Light Tearooms, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

Thank you Mirabel for your wonderful review, hope we see you up there again soon.

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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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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