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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
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
5A Lighthouse Road, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

A little expensive for what it is but the view made up for it. Pot of tea is a pot with a tea bag, not for the tea purists. Hot chocolate was made with a lot of water instead of milk, not very nice. Scones...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Martin T
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Very, very busy restaurant with lovely food - even though we had booked it was still a struggle to fit all 12 of us in the location set aside for us. Admittedly 2 people added to our group at the last minute. Only one problem...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank pamela_jansson
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Have been here before but today I went there with my family and again it was lovely food and good service with a very relaxing atmosphere. The view is just gorgeous. We had the opened beef burger, salmon salad and the chicken & asparagus melt...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Stan14
InnerLightTeaRooms, Owner at Inner Light Tearooms, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Thanks Stan for your amazing review, sounds like everyone enjoyed their visit to the Tearooms. Hope you get to visit again soon

Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Treated Mum to breky out for her birthday. We (4) got there around 10am and was told can’t help you no tables. No offer to wait around and take in the views . Not long after a few table became free. Anyways not long after...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Petra T
InnerLightTeaRooms, Owner at Inner Light Tearooms, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Thank you Petra for your great review.

Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Ate what was probably one of the yummiest egg and bacon burgers ever! Creamy scrambled egg, tender bacon, great relish on a beautiful soft bun. Only disappointing thing about this place is the coffee. Whilst they have Allpress coffee, and the carmelo blend which is...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Sally S
InnerLightTeaRooms, Owner at Inner Light Tearooms, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Hello Sally, You have done a review on the wrong cafe. We use Amanti coffee and we dont do bacon and egg burgers. Though our scrambled eggs are lovely and creamy also.

Reviewed 5 March 2018

Oh dear. I made an error and posted a review of this cafe on the Heritage lighthouse site. Amazing views, fantastic cafe. The staff were run off their feet so the coffee and scones took a long while to arrive. However, it was worth the...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank AresNsw
InnerLightTeaRooms, Owner at Inner Light Tearooms, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Thank you for your great review, unfortunately we did have a few days where we were short staffed due to illness. Glad the scones and coffee were worth the wait.

Reviewed 25 February 2018

Stopped for cake and tea at this stunning location. Cake and tea were great, staff very friendly, location spectacular. Will definitely bring visitors to the area back here.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank bennettkids
InnerLightTeaRooms, Owner at Inner Light Tearooms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Thank you for the great review, so glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

When my husband & I visited this place we were blown away by the beautiful location with sweeping views of spectacular Port Stephens! We loved the casual tropical vibe and staff were very helpful and the service and food was very good. A bus full...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank CathieM959
InnerLightTeaRooms, Owner at Inner Light Tearooms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Thank you Cathie for your great review. It is a very special place to visit thats for sure!! Hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

I was determined to stop here for the scones but it didn’t live up to the memory of my previous visit from a few years ago. Big and fresh (grateful you can order half a serve ie 1 scone) but too doughy for my liking....More

Date of visit: February 2018
1  Thank sosman2607
InnerLightTeaRooms, Owner at Inner Light Tearooms, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2018

Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 11 February 2018

This restaurant is in a breathtaking area, has very attentive staff but unfortunately the food lets it down. Out of the 7 dishes ordered only the burger gets a pass score. Covering plates with rocket/baby spinach with a dash of balsamic just isn't palatable. Sweated...More

Date of visit: February 2018
1  Thank KatieG0801
InnerLightTeaRooms, Owner at Inner Light Tearooms, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Im sorry Katie you didnt enjoy your meal at the Tearooms. Did you let the staff know you were unhappy? Our salads should have a dressing. We usually get great reviews for food and coffee.

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RestlessLegs45
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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
    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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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