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“9 kinds of Eggs Benedict, super fresh but mediocre coffee” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Nice Cafe

Nice Cafe
3 Government Dv, Nelson Bay, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales, Australia
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Ranked #5 of 67 Restaurants in Nelson Bay
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Canberra, Australia
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“9 kinds of Eggs Benedict, super fresh but mediocre coffee”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Sunday breakfast here on a quiet, cool weekend was delis.

The menu was varied - 2 sorts of pancakes, 9 (!) different types of Eggs Benedict, museli, french toasts...so very spoilt for choice.
Everything is prepared fresh and the product is really good quality. Bacon arrives as proper bacon and not as mega pieces of fried fat with tiny piece of meat attached.
Poached eggs were done brilliantly - all the white cooked and the yellow still oozy.

Lovely ambience, fun to watch the chefs (only 3 on this particular day) at work - but sadly the coffee is not anything to rave about. Bitter aftertaste, the bean fairly ordinary and the milk was too hot.
Also prices are bordering on above average.

If I ever frequent Nelson Bay again, this will be my breakfast haunt.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Newcastle, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Amazing breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Had an amazing breakfast here. Pancakes were delicious and eggs were perfect.
Nice coffee, atmosphere and great food

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boat Harbour, Australia
2 reviews
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“mothers day at nice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

My son took me too Nice for Mothers Day breakfast this year. It was packed - every table full and more people trying to get in - but alas for them no tables available. I am a local and have been to Nice many times and will keep going back for as along as they are there. The coffee is always perfect - and the food spectacular. There is no other café in the Bay does breakfast liked Nice - chef Josh does his poached eggs to perfection!!! The staff are always friendly and smiling and willing to answer your questions - they are well briefed on the food and drinks that they serve.
On Mothers Day there was some waiting as they were so very busy but they have got their quirky new menu's and let me tell you they are an interesting little read..... I had the Eggs Blackstone (my favourite) and my son had a new addition to the menu - Eggs Piedra (poached eggs, hollandaise sauce, chorizo, tomato sauce (homemade) and garnished with rocket) which he said was delicious. As usual, the presentation of the food was gorgeous, it was so good to see that even though they were really busy their meals still look great.
I will be back soon.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Excellent Breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

My husband and i came up from Melbourne and had read that this place had the best breakfast. This place did not dissapoint from a breakfast point of view - we had awesome eggs benedict, amazing hollandaise sauce, crispy bacon and the eggs cooked to perfection. Service was slow and the coffee wasnt the best but for the area and what we got it was definately worth trying. The place was packed with people.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nelson Bay, Australia
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“Just delightful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

I love going to Nice - a regular visitor (and a local) - especially for breakfast. The care they take is so wonderful. The eggs are always poached perfectly, the mushrooms must be cooked with some special recipe as they are nutty and sweet all at the same time (just delicious!) and the overall presentation is superb - even butter rolls for the sourdough bread and scatterings of edibile flowers. Perfect start for the day in a perfect location and with wonderful staff. Just love it!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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