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Arid Lands Botanic Garden Cafe

Stuart Highway, Port Augusta, South Australia 5700, Australia
+61 8 8641 9117
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (13 reviews)
“ice cream” (11 reviews)
“lemon myrtle” (4 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Stuart Highway, Port Augusta, South Australia 5700, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Worth a visit, great to walk around with excellent views and well labelled plants. Ice- cream was the highlight in the cafe

Thank BernieR101
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The setting is so beautifully done and very modern set amongst a backdrop of the Flinders Rangers. Special place.

Thank Stephen M
Bernie144, Front Office Manager at Arid Lands Botanic Garden Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Stephen M, thanks so much for the great review. So glad you enjoyed it. 😊

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only had a light lunch, but as mentioned, the bush tucker icecream sampler is a must for any icecream devotee. Soup and damper was hot and filling. And the iced coffee was made "Australian" style ie with cream and icecream!!

Thank Margaret C
Bernie144, Front Office Manager at Arid Lands Botanic Garden Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Margaret C - Thanks so much for taking the time to review your experience at Arid Lands. Really glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a unique garden that shows the true facets of the south Australian arid lands Stop and take a break It's an easy 30 - 60 minute activity to break up the trip. Did not eat at the cafe but seemed quite nice The...More

Thank StuFromOzBrisbane
Bernie144, Front Office Manager at Arid Lands Botanic Garden Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi StuFromOzBrisbane - thanks for the lovely review, I'm really glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Great location for lunch, delicious food and great coffee. Birds, gardens and watching it all while eating made for a very relaxed time.

Thank Sue M
Bernie144, Front Office Manager at Arid Lands Botanic Garden Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Sue M, thanks so much for the great review. We're really glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

I had a working lunch at this lovely place. The quality of the gift shop and its service was great. I enjoyed my burger but the service at the cafe left a LOT to be desired. The initial waitress who served us was lovely. As...More

Thank Mohana R
Bernie144, Front Office Manager at Arid Lands Botanic Garden Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Mohana R, first let me apologise for the delay in responding to you. I am so sorry for your bad experience in our cafe. Rest assured that the cafe manager has seen your review and has reminded staff of the need to provide friendly...More

Reviewed 16 July 2017

Ok so I visted it the first time a year ago and gave it a great review - we made a detour specifically to go back and boy were we disappointed! The service was so poor it ruined our entire visit. Two coffees and a...More

Thank everyday-onwards
Bernie144, Front Office Manager at Arid Lands Botanic Garden Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi everyday-onwards - thank you very much for taking the time to review your visit. I would like to sincerely apologise for the bad experience you had with our cafe's customer service. I have followed up with cafe staff & reinforced the need for friendly,...More

Reviewed 2 July 2017

This a lovely café with nice views overlooking the gardens, the coffee was very good along with a very tasty scone. Its nice to sit and watch the passing birds as you drink you coffee.

Thank JackoMiddlesbrough
Bernie144, Front Office Manager at Arid Lands Botanic Garden Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the great review, I agree it's a beautiful relaxing spot for coffee & a bite to eat.

Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

They say this is the best coffee in town as this is where the locals meet also. Even though it is a bit out of town it is worth it

Thank Benjamin S
Bernie144, Front Office Manager at Arid Lands Botanic Garden Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Benjamin S, thanks for taking the time to provide a great review. Hope to see you again some time.

Reviewed 15 June 2017

the Arid Lands Restaurant/coffee shop/tourist office is an excellent place to stop off and enjoy the views/plants/food and drink in relaxing surroundings can highly recommend it when visiting Port Augusta

Thank JeffDesmond
Bernie144, Front Office Manager at Arid Lands Botanic Garden Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi JeffDesmond, thank you for the lovely review, so glad you enjoyed your visit.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 16:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Stuart Highway, Port Augusta, South Australia 5700, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Port Augusta
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8641 9117
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