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Cafe On The Bay

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Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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Shop 8 10 Teramby Rd, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
+61 2 4981 0921
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Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

And that's what you do indeed! You eat and see the beautiful view around you remembering you that summer is still here and that the sun still shines! We went there on two occasions, for a brekkie and a late late lunch! (For some almost dinner time). The brekkie was simple but good substancial food and the same with the... More 

Thank SandraIDias
West Pennant Hills
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Shared breakfast this cool, rainy morning at Cafe on the Bay. The service was pretty good - nice and friendly and the food was generous. The coffee was pretty good too and well worth the stop.

Thank Portsea1
Adelaide, Australia
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99 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On a very busy Sunday morning i had really poached eggs with bacon, latte with a quick and friendly service at a reasonable price !!

Thank Philclem61
Greater Sydney, Australia
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe on the Bay is a popular spot for a great brekky. Be sure to get there early as it got really busy around 10am with people lining up for a table. We were lucky to get a table right at the front with a fabulous view of the marina. A big breakfast and Spanish omelette were ordered. My goodness,... More 

Thank Marlene O
Sydney, Australia
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281 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed brunch after the great dolphin swim. #dolphinswim He had really good banana and pancakes. I had big breakfast. It was too big. Generous serve of yummy bacon. Quick service. Friendly staff. Would come again.

Thank illana15
Avoca Beach, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Very expensive, very ordinary and very poor service. Food came quickly but probably because my 10 year old could have made better. My salad was swimming in water and I had 5 prawns for $22! I would stick to coffee & cake if I were you or just go somewhere else. Plenty of choices in that area they need to... More 

Thank cathrynkh2016
Broadbeach, Australia
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Had lunch on Sunday and only 6 other diners in restaurant. Have to go to counter to order which I did. Ordered and paid for our meals, chicken snitzel with dianne sauce and penne pasta. I also had two coke zeros but when I asked for glasses I was pointed to the other end of the counter and the lady... More 

Thank Bradley N
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Me and my partner stopped by for a coffee, two ices coffees consisting of a shot of coffee, milk and ice. And for this pleasure they charged $17.40. When questioned, 2 staff just ignored and the cashier explained it's because of the type of glass used. Absolutely pathetic. If you like having your pants pulled down just for a cup... More 

Thank James Y
Tea Gardens, New South Wales, Australia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Tried all the other cafes but this is the best..not only for coffee but all yummy treats ( as well as the huge none-weight watchers breakfast!) Try the fresh orange juice...its literally squeezed by an amazing machine seconds after its ordered ...ask for a separate glass of ice to cool it down a touch. And the staff are so well... More 

Thank Rick W
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Whilst on our 2 week annual holiday to the Port, we came here a few times - family of 4. We never had a meal, hubby and I had a coffee and once we had the waffles - which I could not fault - and another time the scones. Our girls had a chocolate too. The coffee was priced at... More 

Thank Jenny S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$16
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 8 10 Teramby 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 4981 0921

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?