The Little Nel

From humble beginnings, The Little Nel has grown into the favourite haunt for Bay locals and visitors alike. Dan, Marty and Andrew share a passion for great food and coffee. The guys take pride in doing things properly with just about everything leaving the kitchen made in-house and from scratch. Our menu changes as regularly as the seasons (often more) and samples the best local and interstate produce we can find. We love what we do, and it shows.

Sample Menus

Tap the links to view our latest menu creations online

Gift Vouchers

The Little Nel eGift Cards are an easy and convenient way to send gifts.
Ready to go, they are emailed directly - simply print it out or use it straight from a mobile device.


Follow @thelittlenel and
tag us in your photos #thelittlenel
Our mission is to create an experience where our guests feel that their time spent at The Little Nel was the best part of their day.

Conference & Functions

The Little Nel takes great pride in hosting exceptional functions. Our function menus utilise the best of the popular The Little Nel menus, providing food and drink that your guests or customers will love. From a family dinner of ten through to larger private functions, The Little Nel is your obvious choice.
View our Function Menus →

The Little Nel teams with Hotel Nelson to provide high quality, small conferences. Hotel Nelson and The Little Nel are an ideal conference venue for groups of 30 delegates or less. Conference delegates enjoy the benefits of catering from The Little Nel including fresh and healthy break options, and Pablo & Rusty coffee. Download our Conference Pack →

Opening Hours


Monday - Friday 7.00am - 11.30am

Saturday and Sunday 7.30am – 11.30am


Tuesday – Sunday 12.00 – 2.30pm


3/7 Government Rd,
Nelson Bay NSW 2315