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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 good33%
  • Average18%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible12%
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 yesterday via mobile

Great burger & absolutely amazing waffle chips. The chips were hot & so crunchy. YUM. Only negative was service was very slow

Thank Foodlovers0808
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The food was average, the service was poor. This used to be one of the best places to eat in Warner’s Bay, how times have changed.

Thank Shawn L
Reviewed 4 days ago

Called in to Hippos mid morning for a light breakfast and decided on ham cheese and tomato croissants. They were served cold and soggy so we did not bother eating them.

Thank imagine2
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We called in for late lunch with my husband We ordered the Pablo Chicken Schnitzell a mistake over cooked and dry worst I have ever had. The staff went about their business.

Thank julsmith52
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Busy restaurant but the service was very good. Wide variety on the menu. Teenage grandson had the large breakfast and couldn't get through it all. I had Eggs Benedict with bacon and have never had so much bacon anywhere else. Great value

Thank annfuller2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called in and found the service quick and the meals were tasty as well. Not too dear and quieter than other places on the waterfront.

Thank pedalcar1
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Good choices for all palates and reasonable prices, a little bit noisy but it is generally always busy with families Things are a little grotty behind the counter which needs attention but it doesn’t take away from the taste

Thank Meredith H
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

All day breakfast for me and lunch for my husband. Perfect Sunday Brunch! Delicious hot food served pretty quickly on a freezing cold day. Busy on arrival, shown to one of the only free tables. We were told to expect half hour wait when ordering....More

Thank Allison R
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Always a nice spot to catch up with friends for a coffee. It's always full so recommend booking if you want to reserve a table. Can also be a long line to line up and order food but have always been happy with the service...More

Thank Mulligag
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

I return to hippos after having a very dissappointing lunch a few weeks earlier, unfortunately they did nothing to change my mind on the standard of their service and the quality of their meals. My son had something as simple as Garlic bread and a...More

1  Thank Glenda D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$19
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
Child-friendly, View, Kids, 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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