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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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Reviewed 26 January 2018

Good service and superb view but menu is boring and could be better. Latte was only half full but milkshakes were great. Scones very ordinary. hubby liked his eggs but kids thought the garlic bread and chicken tenders were only “ok”.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank 126moz
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

There is lots of outdoor seating and the view is amazing - 5 stars for this. I had the avocado smash which was really good, and nicely presented with rocket, balsamic glaze, tomatoes and feta. My boyfriend had poached eggs on toast which was totally...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank kerrylouise89
InnerLightTeaRooms, Owner at Inner Light Tearooms, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Thank you Kerry Louise for your great review. Glad you enjoyed your avo smash. Im sorry the staff member was not aware of the ingredients. We do have a book that has lists of ingredients for our food for the sole purpose of customers with...More

Reviewed 17 January 2018

It would be hard to find a more scenic location than this. The views out the heads are stunning as the cafe is perched on top of a steep hill. You can walk up or drive, but parking can be limited during busy times of...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank n0maDz
InnerLightTeaRooms, Owner at Inner Light Tearooms, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2018

Thank you for the great review. Glad you enjoyed your many visits to the Tearooms and Marine Rescue base, yes the volunteers do an amazing job!!

Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Based on previous reviews, I thought I would try the scone with jam and cream. The worst scone ever. Made from a packet mix I suspect, bland and more like a bread roll. Served warm with awful squirty cream from a can. My husband had...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank thebakerGirl
InnerLightTeaRooms, Owner at Inner Light Tearooms, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2018

Sorry 'bakerGirl' you didnt enjoy your visit to the Tearooms. Our scones are delivered fresh daily from a bakery, they are not packet mix!!!!!!!!!!!! and we use fresh cream for our scones!!!!!!! Your son should have informed the staff of the hair in his pancakes...More

Reviewed 12 January 2018

On visiting Port Stephens don't miss going to the Inner Light Tearooms,the food is always good and the views are just spectacular.

Date of visit: January 2018
1  Thank Gloria B
InnerLightTeaRooms, Owner at Inner Light Tearooms, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2018

Thank you Gloria for your great review. Glad you enjoyed your visit to the Tearooms

Reviewed 6 January 2018

We were told it was good, the website said ring to make a reservation, I rang and Joel abruptly told me they don't take reservations, they are busy and didn't I know it was school holidays, It can't be that goodMore

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank David C
InnerLightTeaRooms, Owner at Inner Light Tearooms, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

My staff tell people unfortunately we do not take bookings during school holidays, I am quite sure Joel would not have spoken to you that way, Im guessing you misunderstood what he was saying. We have been extremely busy because it is such a great...More

Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Had a very nice breaky this morning - we walked up the hill and were seated at 9:45am as they open at 9am during peak times. We enjoyed poached eggs and hubby had the eggs Benedict with smoked salmon. Both had a large scone with...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Meredith W
InnerLightTeaRooms, Owner at Inner Light Tearooms, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

Thank you Meredith for your great review. Glad you enjoyed breaky and scones!!!! Hope you visit again soon

Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Great spot to eat the views are amazing, food was great and well priced, highly recommend to call in, corn fritters for breakfast great choice

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Barbara H
InnerLightTeaRooms, Owner at Inner Light Tearooms, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Thank you Barbara for the great review so glad you enjoyed your breakfast. Hope you visit again soon.

Reviewed 2 January 2018

We had a lovely time as we sat at a table with amazing views of Nelson Bay. We ordered normal and toasted sandwiches and have no complains about it. They were good and generous in servings. We tried the scones and were a little disappointed...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank WillandJean
InnerLightTeaRooms, Owner at Inner Light Tearooms, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Thank you for the great review ! We definitely do use fresh cream with our scones. Glad you enjoyed your visit to Nelson Head.

Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

The view is amazing looking out to the entrance to Port Stephens, and you don’t see any of the urbanisation of the Bays. You don’t have to walk up the hill, there’s a car park at the top, a few steps and also a ramp....More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Colombo4850
InnerLightTeaRooms, Owner at Inner Light Tearooms, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review, sounds like you really enjoyed your visit to Nelson Head. Its a great place to go, great views, food and coffee and many things of interest to see. Hope you visit 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
View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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