If you leave Sydney bright and early, then The Little Nel near Port Stephens – about two-and-a-half hours away – is the perfect breakfast stop. This little breakfast stop is anything but a greasy spoon with their contemporary dining approach to breakfast. Their offerings include options like passionfruit and mango acai bowls and waffles with ice cream, strawberries, and fresh marshmallow. But they add the kind of artistry and plating that you’d find on Chef’s Table. Or if you don’t want to make a full stop, grab a frappe – a coffee and ice cream concoction – to go.