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Inner Light Tea Rooms

4 Reviews
(02) 4984 2505

5A Lighthouse Rd

Nelson Bay, NSW, 2315

5A Lighthouse Rd

Nelson Bay, NSW, 2315

Inner Light Tea Rooms

Come for the Food...Stay for the View!

Come for the view, Stay for the Food

At Inner Light Tea Rooms, you will ?Come for the View, Stay for the Food!?
Our Cafe has spectacular panoramic views of Port Stephens.

Breakfast and lunch

You can enjoy breakfast, lunch, morning or afternoon tea while enjoying the magnificent view.
We are open 7 days a week for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.
We are open from 10.00am to 4.00pm weekdays and 9.00am to 4.00pm on Saturday and Sunday.
During school holiday periods we are open 7 days from 9.00am to 4.00pm.
Order and pay inside. Cash or EFTPOS.

Group bookings

Call us on 02 4984 2505 to make a reservations. Group bookings are very welcome. We are also available for private functions call us to chat about menu options.

Parking is available with wheelchair access and we are family friendly.

Breakfast Menu

Breakfast is available between 9am/10am and 12noon.
Poached Eggs with smoked salmon
Scrambled Eggs
Corn Fritters
3 Stack fruit pancakes
Gluten free breads and cakes available.
Cakes and our famous scones available all day until 4pm.
Meals range between $7.00 and $17.50

Lunch Menu

Available from 9.00am/10.00am to 3.00pm
Mushroom Brushetta
Avocado smash
Salmon patties and salad
Open burgers
Turkish melts
Chicken and asparagus crepes and salad
Chicken salad
Fresh and toasted sandwiches
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Contact details

Dining Options

  • Outdoor Seating
  • Harbourside Dining
  • Take-Away
  • Alfresco
  • Eat-in
  • Water View
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  • Brunch
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch


  • BYO (Wine Only)


  • Family Friendly
  • Sea View
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Private Function
  • Parking
  • Group Bookings

Disabled Facilities

  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Disabled Parking

Opening Hours Detail

  • Open Public Holidays

Payment options

  • Cash
  • MasterCard
  • Visa


  • Australian


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Adam Anev
OVER 7 years AGO

The view, museum and gift shop was gorgeous but the positives stop there for the tea rooms. The prices were excessively high! The food not worth the money we spent portion-wise and tasted bland!! and The staff from the tea shop were rude! After finding a hair in my child's meal there was a quick "oh sorry" but no offer to rectify or offer or recommence. Severely disappointed when everywhere else we have been in the area has been so great! The tea rooms really let down the whole experience up there n let a sour taste in our mouths.

OVER 8 years AGO

I ate recently at the tea rooms and was really surprised by the cost of their meals. On the day I visited, I ordered a small slice of toasted gluten free bread with ham & cheese (this came with a small amount of salad on the side) for $13.95.

Innerlight Tearooms
OVER 7 years AGO

Inner Light Tea Rooms is Under New Management!

Diane R
local star
702 Reviews
OVER 9 years AGO

Visited here early Sunday morning, but didn't mind the wait while they opened up, as the views over Nelson's Bay were spectacular. Very popular little place as it filled up in no time, but were able to grab a table. The wait for our order wasn't too bad considering everyone was/had ordered at once. The milkshakes were icy cold and made the old fashioned way - very impressed. The service was great, all the girls were very friendly - even if they were a little rushed. Neat and tidy, just lovely to sit back, enjoy the fresh air and the gorgeous views. I'd suggest timing your visit as it gets very busy!

Innerlight Tearooms
OVER 7 years AGO

Inner Light Tea Rooms is Under New Management!

OVER 9 years AGO

This is a lovely location,views are fantastic,we went at a luchtime on sunday.the service lacked a bit,we ordered then waited 1/2 hr before someone realized we hadnt been fed.they then took another 10mins to bring out 2 bowls of soup,so was not impressed.but on the good side the food was wonderful,cost was very fair.enjoyed ourselves but disapointed by the wait,maybe it was a bad day.i would reccomend it.

Innerlight Tearooms
OVER 7 years AGO

Inner Light Tea Rooms is Under New Management!


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