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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 good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (12 reviews)
“burger” (3 reviews)
“great coffee” (14 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 17:00All 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 2 weeks ago

Wonderful venue by the lake, beautiful brunch style menu with variety for all tastes, inside or outside tables, kids corner, plenty of parking

Thank woldfam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found in the middle of an otherwise tired and tatty esplanade in Warners Bay is this gem. It has an excellent fitout which makes for a pleasant ambience in which to enjoy a coffee or a meal. There are a range of different size tables...More

Thank Stan F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really good food, friendly staff and a play area for the children. Good place to dine when at Warners Bay.as you can walk your lunch off after you have eaten. Large meal was served. The restaurant is clean modern and well furnished.

Thank Sleesj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I find ordering and paying before sitting down fine for a cafeteria, but not for a decent cafe. Ruins the experience and that's why I'll never go back

Thank DavidC232014
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Seriously good food and yummy hot chocolate. This cafe is pumping out the food on this cold wet long weekend. Bonus for me they were in the entertainment book so I saved 25%

Thank Allison R
Aaryn A, Owner at Hippo Espresso, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Allison, we are glad that you enjoyed your visit and got the bonus discount from the entertainment book!

Reviewed 8 June 2017

Atmosphere warm and friendly but had an air of professionalism. Found nice large table for our meeting and although we only had coffee - the brew was good and service excellent.

Thank Peta O
Aaryn A, Owner at Hippo Espresso, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the feedback Peta, we do have a large cafe with a few secluded areas that suit small meetings. We are glad you enjoyed our Toby's Estate Coffee.

Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

I met an old work colleague here who had his 2 young boys with him. We were given a table at the back near a small play area which kept the kids occupied. The milkshake was nice but well overpriced and didn't overly task like...More

Thank wellrravelled
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

quite a trendy set up but staff far from helpful. even could be described as seeing the customer as an inconvenience. food ok but nothing outstanding. this is Warners Bay not new York so I expected to be better spoken to. coffee average.

Thank baybarista
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Visited here Saturday lunchtime looking for something light to eat. It is at the end of the row of shops and cafes so wasn't quite as busy as some of the others but still bustling. We both ordered the crab cakes and salad, expected something...More

Thank coopsnz
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

What happened? Once a great place for Eggs Benny but my last 2 meals have been horrible. Sorry Hippo Espresso but something needs to change

Thank Sandi C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$32
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
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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