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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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106 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a coffee only! A regular long black and my husband had a large flat white. Cost:$10.20! The WORSE coffee I ever had. I could not finish it!!! Ghastly!!!

Thank Loretta T
Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

1. Walked in, was told to take a seat, was told he would bring us two menu's. 2. Noticed he had forgotten about the menu's and was serving other customers Got up and found them myself. 2. Ordered an Acai Bowl. Paid $17.90 + $5 for a small Diet Coke (less than can). Rip off. Asked for glass with ice... More 

1 Thank nik_sterj
Nelson Bay, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Ordered the corn fritters but I was very disappointed. Have had much better elsewhere . They were like pikekets and were placed on the plate with a few bits of hard avocado , a little pile of salsa and few sprigs of rocket . Outrageous to charge $18 for so few ingredients. Could have made them better at home. I'm... More 

1 Thank jodihome
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I had the most delicious beef pot pie with salad. Pastry was perfect and the beef superb. My wife loved her Atlantic Salmon with sweet potatoes and tomatoes. Fresh and well cooked. A liitle pricy perhaps but for the beautiful location and quality of the meal and service was well worth it. Oh and they have these gorgeous home made... More 

Thank fromSydneyAU
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514 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I cant believe all the bad reviews of this place. Maybe we visited on a good day? I found the staff friendly & helped us find a table more suitable for our friends dog to sit down. We only had drinks & some snacks- wedges & brushetta. Both were fine. Prices a little steep, but not horrendous. Nice views &... More 

Thank dalton1skiing
Wellington, New Zealand
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519 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Spacious cafe, well located with nice views. Enjoyed a fresh fruit salad for breakfast with a turmeric latte (which I thought was a little overpriced - but very nice). My wife was very happy with her eggs and avocado and our friends opted for eggs in various forms. I see some other reviewers complaining about the service, we had no... More 

Thank John S
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Staff extremely helpful and friendly, excellent variety of food, coffees and smoothies. Food was very good and the view was awesome :)

Thank Karl M
Hervey Bay, Australia
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97 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

The food here was pretty good. The service was atrocious. I dont need food thrown onto the table nor stretched over/ reached across and assisting the waiter to pass food to the opposite end of the table. Seems someone needs some service training. Great view of the boats. I wouldnt go again. Try it, you might like it.

Thank Yorkshirejon27
Port Stephens, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

I ordered fruit tea prior to my breakfast. The kids and my partners milkshakes and ice coffees came out... then the food... then I canceled my tea. I'd ordered a salmon omelet so fruit tea didn't suit. They REFUSED TO GIVE MY MONEY BACK. $6.50. I won't be going again. Very disappointed and offended

1 Thank Kateface87
Newcastle, Australia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped in over the weekend for a late lunch. Quite a few tables were full, yet our food and drinks came out within 15 minutes. We ordered two chicken burgers, which were served on turkish bread. Both were enjoyable. :)

Thank Local_reviewer02

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$16
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
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?