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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 89 Restaurants in Nelson Bay

      TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews

      "Best view - Best food - Best Staff"

      5/5 Excellent Reviewed 9 days ago

      "When in Port Stephens, I Never miss a visit to this tea room with excellent views, excellent Staff and excellent food. Best place to visit in Port Stephens - don't miss it." more »

      nature2017, Sydney, Australia

      "Location , location, location"

      4/5 Very good Reviewed 12 days ago

      "The view here is just fantastic! We had a light lunch with iced coffee as it was a dreadfully hot day. The sand which was excellent with generous filling. There is a nice little museum with a coin..." more »

      220SuzyQ27, Newcastle, Australia

      "Amazing Views and a museum"

      5/5 Excellent Reviewed 16 days ago

      "Situated very high overlooking beautiful Shoal Bay this cafe is a must to visit. Feels like your at home, old style food, excellent value for money. This cafe is on the grounds of the Maritime Rescue..." more »

      Bradley N, Broadbeach, Australia

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