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“Consistently amazing! Good food, service and price.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Little Nel Cafe

The Little Nel Cafe
3 Government Road, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales, Australia
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Ranked #4 of 67 Restaurants in Nelson Bay
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
SYDNEY
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Consistently amazing! Good food, service and price.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I find nelson bay cafés quite mixed and this one is a GEM!!!! Went two days in a row and couldn't decide what to have because it all looked good! Ate poached eggs bacon and home made baked beans and the next day ate the tomato toast dish. My husband and son loved their meals too. I only found the cafe because I stayed in the Nelson hotel but will definitely come back!!! Good service and much cheaper than the marina restaraunts.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Sydney
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Great food .very yummy. The menu had so many choices it was hard to decide. The staff were lovely & location was great looking over the marina

Visited May 2014
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Good coffee”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Nice friendly spot for a good coffee and a relaxed read of the paper. Out of the busy rush of the waterfront. Quite a nice breakfast menu, we are regulars and have always found the staff to be friendly but service can be a bit slow at peak times.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Love this place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I am a local and this is my number one place to catch up with friends/family for breakfast or Lunch! I had my Birthday Breakfast here yesterday with myself and 19 guests and I must say, The Little Nel did not disappoint! Booking was handled smoothly, table was set gorgeously, ordered some T2 Iced Tea jugs for the table to have on arrival (Looked gorgeous with fruit frozen in ice cubes). Jess and Tess did a brilliant job (as always) - handled every need and were always there to check up on our table despite also having a full restaurant - a busy Saturday morning. Food was delicious as always, came out quickly with no mix ups. All my guests enjoyed themselves and said their food was great! Definitely love this cafe and its cool quirky menu. Great prices and everything is worth trying! Love their healthy twist on some meals (adding Goji Berries + Chia seeds to Muesli etc). Definitely a locals treasure!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great food, a little over priced”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Nice cafe, great location and friendly staff. We enjoyed breakfast there twice on our holiday and the food was great. Our only qualm was that the prices are a little bit high, if you don't mind that it was the best place we found for breakfast in Nelson Bay.

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