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Hippo Espresso

468 The Esplanade, Warners Bay, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2282, Australia
+61 2 4948 0800
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good32%
  • Average19%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (15 reviews)
“great coffee” (15 reviews)
“great cafe” (6 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 AM - 4:30 PM Hours
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
468 The Esplanade, Warners Bay, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2282, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was quick how ever was cold most likely out of a bain marie. For $20 for fish and chps should be cooked fresh. Drinks came out about 10 minuets after food. And no table service.

Thank Nick S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hippos serves great coffee and meals with a young team who do a pretty good job The venue can get very noisey when its busy due to the tiled foors

Thank Dean W
Reviewed 10 February 2018 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 30 January 2018 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 28 January 2018 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 22 January 2018

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 22 January 2018 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 1 January 2018 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
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Groups
Open Hours
5:30 AM - 4:30 PM
5:30 AM - 4:30 PM
5:30 AM - 4:30 PM
5:30 AM - 4:30 PM
5:30 AM - 4:30 PM
5:30 AM - 4:30 PM
5:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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
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