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“Great coffee, the best in our view in Nelson Bay”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Essence Espresso

Essence Espresso
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, Australian
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Great coffee
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great coffee, the best in our view in Nelson Bay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2014

This place is a great find....we kept going back, the coffee is great, constantly great, they have delicious cakes and slices , also very good wraps and sandwiches, terrific staff very very good, an interesting emporium too, cannot recommend more highly.

Visited March 2014
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English first
Boat Harbour, Australia
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great Coffee - Great Shop - Great Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014

If you like poking around looking at unique collectables, antiques and really cool old school stuff while waiting for your great coffee, then head to Essence. Or sit at their rustic tables and soak up the atmosphere while you eat yummy fresh cafe-style meals and treats. Super friendly and great baristas.

Visited January 2014
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Brisbane, Australia
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Wanted Breakfast with coffee, eggs, etc.. not available.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2013

Heard about the great coffee. My partner loves good coffee, so we went for breakfast. We like eggs, toast, mushrooms, tomatoes, baked beans, etc. Bur none available, so we left. Was a shame. Service seemed very friendly........

  • Visited November 2013
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Canberra, Australia
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Relaxed and unpretentious”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

Coffee-tick, freshly baked variety of cakes etc-tick, bagels w cinnamon ricotta'n'honey - big tick, comfy chairs, and bespoke furniture- tick, friendly service-tick, the vintage wares on sale were a bit pricey tho. Noticed a few locals coming in, and it was a relaxed vibe away from the hustle bustle of the foreshore/marina.

  • Visited October 2013
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Port Stephens, Australia
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Relax and Enjoy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013

The welcome makes you feel special, the coffee is great and served with a smile.
The decor is so interesting with all sorts of different tables and chairs as well as vintage goodies on show which can be purchased.
There are also some lovely children's clothing for sale and hand made candles.
It is a very relaxing place and you can wander and look at everything while waiting for coffee.
I highly recommend a visit!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank paulini
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