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The Little Nel Cafe

₱₱ - ₱₱₱, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
3 Government Rd, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
+61 2 4916 4600
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (27 reviews)
“pea fritters” (22 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (34 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 2:00 PM Hours
Australian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
3 Government Rd, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

What a combination! Found this place by a coincidence but the vibe of this place got me right away. Absolutely fantastic service, Food impressed me not only through a delicious taste but also perfect presentation.

Thank silvia k
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly service, not too pricey. The Falafel bowl is a little dry, but the wagyu burger is great! Salt and pepper squid was really tasty!

Thank Maya S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service was great, the brekkie, crispy bacon with poached eggs on toasted sour dough, was cooked to perfection. Although this cafe was very popular, the food was served in a timely manner. The coffee was very much to my taste. Prices were competitive and...More

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have had many breakfasts and brunches in this very friendly cafe. The coffee is superb and every meal is presented as a work of art. I love the zucchini fritters with crispy bacon or the old favourite "eggs Benedict". This cafe is always busy...More

Thank russell p
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food not overpriced. The staff were good. It is very busy with people waiting for a table from as soon as they open but that’s got to be a good thing.

Thank TeamMilo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Little Nel is my favourite local cafe. The acai plate and iced lattes always do the trick for a beautiful Saturday brunch with family or friends. The coffee could be a little stronger but I've never had a bad one here, and the food...More

Thank Kieran R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want good food, come here. The coffee is great, and the meals we have had were delicious. Will come here again.

Thank Anonymous-adam-2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the littleNel for breakfast recently and it was wonderful, great food, great price and friendly staff. Location was lovely, as you have a beautiful view of the bay, in a relaxed setting.

Thank Tehgan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here twice for breakfast it was that good! Food was amazing however found staff rude and unfriendly. Rating 5 stars just based on food alone

Thank Jayde D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great restaurant, great service and food excellent. Menu gave great variety of meals and sides. Very happy, will return again.

Thank AAH457
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1 June 2016|
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Response from keldobson | Reviewed this property |
walk in
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yes its very friendly 4 dogs
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$26
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Government Rd, 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 4916 4600
A leafy cafe popular with the locals, just off the main street and worth searching out for the best coffee in town.
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