We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hippo Espresso

468 The Esplanade, Warners Bay, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2282, Australia
+61 2 4948 0800
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent20%
  • Very good32%
  • Average19%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (15 reviews)
“great coffee” (14 reviews)
“great cafe” (6 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
468 The Esplanade, Warners Bay, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2282, Australia
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (321)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 321 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place only looks small from the outside but inside there are lots of big tables which are good for groups. Service and coffee are both good and they have the Sunday papers! Park in the carpark at the back if it is busy.

Thank Planner55
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend & I decided to have a coffee catch up. We stayed, had morning tea, chatted, then 2 hours passed & we decided to order lunch! Our coffees, lemon meringue pies, seafood crepes & arancini balls were delicious. Yes I would return to this...More

Thank Cathie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I finally got to visit this place after hearing from a few people that it was hit and miss. Well today it was definitely a hit ! I was catching up with friends and from the lovely welcome when I arrived to the goodbye have...More

Thank halepeno
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is no table ordering service here so you need to wait in line at the counter to order & pay. I prefer the many other cafes in the area who offer table service, for the same meal costs. People meet and eat to be...More

Thank MiddoRae
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On holidays here and I had 3 take away coffees and loved them all. Looked lovely to eat inside as well. Take away coffees are served from a separate hippo express window. Toby estate coffee done well! Thanks.

Thank WorldTraveller036
Reviewed 7 January 2018

We went there for breakfast and we were surprised at how large the place is, it is tastefully decorated with comfortable chairs. The staff are friendly and take care with customer service...but the food....wow..amazing, the hippo feast was really good value and there were lots...More

Thank Andkell
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Came for breakfast New Year's Day , place is packed , line up for coffee & food , thinking we will be waiting an hour , No didn't take long at all , amazing corn & ricotta fritters ,bacon ,tomato ,& poached eggs , coffee...More

Thank Jenelle T
Reviewed 30 December 2017

I met up with a couple of friends on my way up the coast from Sydney to Coff's Harbour. The patio affords a nice view of the lake but also is a bad place to be caught in a sudden downpour. I had a flat...More

Thank Terry F
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

Really great service always friendly - coffee isn't the best but it's okay, food is good but don't get the omelette: it was a little bit dry.

Thank Moirdo
Reviewed 21 December 2017

We are new to this area and was recommended this spot to meet for lunch. Very busy place just before Christmas but we finally got a park. This restaurant is huge and would be great for large groups. In fact, it was so busy, that...More

Thank Liz D
Nearby HotelsSee all Warners Bay Hotels
The Esplanade Motel
71 reviews
1.08 km away
Warners at the Bay
107 reviews
1.41 km away
Pippi's at the Point
58 reviews
2.33 km away
Travellers Home B & B
4 reviews
2.44 km away
Nearby Restaurants
The Grand Pavilion
231 reviews
.05 km away
Lena's Lakeside Cafe
117 reviews
.09 km away
Brown Sugar
268 reviews
.10 km away
Q & Co.
118 reviews
.07 km away
Nearby Attractions
Warners at the Bay Bottle Shop
12 reviews
1.41 km away
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery
42 reviews
3.16 km away
Speers Point Park
184 reviews
3.20 km away
21 reviews
4.94 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Brenden Q
16 July 2015|
Response from Brenden Q |
Phone number?
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
5:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
5:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
5:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
5:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
5:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
5:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
5:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 468 The Esplanade, Warners Bay, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2282, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Lake Macquarie  >  Warners Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4948 0800
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing