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Inner Light Tea Rooms

Location: 5a Lighthouse Road, Nelson Bay NSW 2315

Overlooking beautiful Shoal Bay Beach, offering the most spectacular views in Nelson Bay. We serve morning and afternoon teas, light lunches, desserts, tea and coffee and also BYO. Our entry is via the Little Beach Boat Ramp. Open 7 Days from 10am.



Take in the panoramic views of Port Stephens while enjoying an afternoon tea or light lunch.


  • Cafe
      Phone: 49842505
      Mobile: 0403149019

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      Ranked #9 of 87 Restaurants in Nelson Bay

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      "Such an amazing view!"

      5/5 Excellent Reviewed yesterday

      "I regularly take my visitors to The Bay to the inner Light for coffee. Once they take in the view the food is always greatly appreciated too. This visit we had carrot cake....very yummy and fresh not..." more »

      elizabethramsay, Sydney, Australia

      "Great view on a hot day"

      4/5 Very good Reviewed 5 days ago

      "Visit these tea rooms on a hot summer's morning. There was plenty of shade and great ocean views. Good food including a gluten free hazelnut merengue and two large scones, jam & cream. Would have..." more »

      Tony J,

      "Tasty cafe with incredible views"

      5/5 Excellent Reviewed 5 days ago

      "If you are visiting Nelson Bay, this cafe is definitely worth a visit. It is tucked away behind the lighthouse, and has the most incredible views of the water and Mount Tomaree. It seemed like only..." more »

      brennak26, Sydney, Australia

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