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Arid Lands Botanic Garden Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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Stuart Highway, Port Augusta, South Australia 5700, Australia
+61 8 8641 9117
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09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
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Port Augusta, Australia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here can be a little expensive, but the atmosphere and surrounds are just beautiful. Take a walk around the grounds

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Thank lindahZ7775NI
Port Augusta, Australia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Sitting in the restaurant with wonderful friends looking at the Sun set over the Flinders Ranges is the perfect end to any day. To watch the lizards come out and play and watch the changes in the colours is awesome.

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Thank Ginny442
Port Augusta, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Great place to visit, lovely gifts and food and if you like a walk through the gardens it is very informative and easy 😊

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Thank Sherrie F
Sydney, Australia
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71 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

If there's one thing I like its good coffee and good food, and this cafe didn't disappoint. Along with friendly service and a pleasant decor, it's well worth a visit.

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Thank Archie W
Adelaide, Australia
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255 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Went for a walk around the regional trail then stopped over for lunch. Good prices, good selection of snacks and meals. Seems to be a lunch spot for locals, and is a nice place out of town even if you don't want to, or appreciate the birds and plants. Friendly and helpful staff.

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Thank Colin M
Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

If you are into Australian plants, this is the place. There are several walking paths and a massive range of Australian native plants. There are several large areas and the Garden Cafe is excellent value. There is also meeting rooms and a shop with items related to the plants and the location. Very pleasant hour or 2 looking at the... More 

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1 Thank Trev0r_777
Hawker, Australia
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Lovely morning walk around the gardens saw lots of birds, followed by a scrumptious cooked breakfast of bacon and poached eggs on toast. With a hot chocolate. Beautifully cooked and very reasonably priced.

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Thank local2453588
Drysdale, Australia
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46 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Good service in a nicely appointed cafe in the middle of surprisingly lush arid gardens. The menu extends to a satisfying lunch as well as snacks and coffee/tea. The ice cream is delicious.

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Thank Iamlidarose
Whyalla, Australia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

The staff appeared to either not want to be here or just not happy. I had the chunky beef pie, it was chunky and dry inside, the pastry was excellent. Like warm soggy chips with an extremely fresh crunchy salad.

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Thank E2025AYdavidd
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

After reading others review I was looking forward to an early lunch in the Cafe at this peaceful, scenic location. I ordered the bacon, advocado & quandong swirl. After waiting 25+ minutes, (looking at the beautiful Flinders Ranges & the blond woman making tea & coffee behind the counter, chewing gum with her mouth open) it arrived. Nicely presented. Unfortunately... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
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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