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Aquacaf Gourmet Cafe

) #6 of 23 Restaurants in Goolwa $$ - $$$ Seafood, Healthy,
94 Barrage Rd, Goolwa, South Australia 5214, Australia
+61 85551235
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1 week ago
“City Slickers very impressed”
1 week ago
“Pleasant atmosphere, nice river views outside.”
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Seafood, Healthy, Australian, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
94 Barrage Rd, Goolwa, South Australia 5214, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My city friends were very impressed with my choice of venue. Fantastic view over the lake, good food, excellent friendly service. One of my party was in recaptures over her lentil-burger.

Thank Helero
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good location with indoor and veranda dining. Menu not very extensive, but adequate for lighter cafe-style meals. Meals aside, Aquacafe is a very good coffee stop. Easy parking on the roadside or in the adjacent carpark, but it can be quite busy on weekends when...More

Thank Wilburight
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Let me start by saying this was traditionally my favourite place to take friends visiting Goolwa for lunch. The setting remains perfect, however the food has dropped in quality considerably as ownership changes have seen the previous focus on seafood changed to a more conventional...More

Thank mbt62
Sally D, Owner at Aquacaf Gourmet Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Our menu reflects change and diversity to cater for more people but our focus is still on fresh and local produce with seafood being a priority. It is unfortunate you were unhappy with your negroni - it was remade in front of you (free of...More

Reviewed 8 April 2017

We had lunch at the Aquacaf today. I gather it had a good profile in the local area some years ago. Today it was basic with no refinement and no chef in the kitchen I suspect. My wife had salt and pepper squid which was...More

Thank junde01
Sally G, Owner at Aquacaf Gourmet Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Thank you for your comments. We encourage all good and bad critiques and we take each one seriously. We are called Aquacaf Gourmet Cafe and do not pretend to be a restaurant. I can assure you ALL our ingredients are freshly prepared and local wherever...More

Reviewed 19 March 2017

Dinner looking over the river at dusk was a memorable experience. Beautiful position, food excellent and friendly personalised service from the host who was welcoming and warm (and funny too)!

Thank Anne G
Sally G, Owner at Aquacaf Gourmet Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We work hard so it is good to get such great feedback....Jon is a funny man who loves his work.

Reviewed 15 March 2017

What a fantastic meal, service and view. This venue has window around three sides for views .... Beautiful. I had the grilled Coorong Mullet with salad .... So simple, yet one of the best fish dishes I've had for a long time. Even the salad...More

Thank Lyn C
Sally G, Owner at Aquacaf Gourmet Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Thank you so much..it makes everything we do worthwhile.

Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Fantastic but pricy menu. Service was very slow and we were forgotten about. We finally ordered the chicken burger, great; Avocado with warm ocean trout was so bitter and the fish was dry and cold - we spent time trying to dissect the meal to...More

Thank Orsum5
Sally D, Owner at Aquacaf Gourmet Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2017

Thank you for your comments. It is always good to hear regardless, as we strive to please all of our customers. I would like to make a couple of points. We were busy so service was initially a little slower than I would like but...More

Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Not our first visit but our first review. It's always our go to for a meal when in Goolwa. We arrived somewhat early for Sunday breakfast. Our reception was very friendly. Personally I like the fact that the owner is a little gruff but he...More

Thank Hamish G
Sally G, Owner at Aquacaf Gourmet Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Hello, thank you for your fantastic review. I took great pleasure showing Jon the review....as you pointed out.. he can be a little gruff but he IS a really genuine and funny man.

Reviewed 11 February 2017

We have come here a couple of times and it has always been friendly. We have a holiday home and Goolwa and like to take the dog for a walk along the river when we are down. We have stopped on our way and had...More

Thank ahu08089
Sally G, Owner at Aquacaf Gourmet Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write. We love to see people sitting with their dogs.

Reviewed 10 February 2017

Friendly welcoming staff and tasty food. This cafe has a very pleasant setting on the banks of the Murray River not far from where the barrage goes across. Australian seasonal fish, beer battered with gluten free chips, garden salad & goddess dressing (Murray River Mullet...More

Thank PaulBatBrissy
Sally G, Owner at Aquacaf Gourmet Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Thank you, we are so lucky to have such great staff. The setting speaks for itself and fresh local produce is a must. It was lovely of you to take the time to write.

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are you open for Christmas lunch ?
18 November 2015|
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Response from Sally D | Property representative |
Hi, no sorry, we are closed Christmas day. I believe the Goolwa Golf club is open or the Anchorage in Victor Harbour.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$23
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
18:00 - 20:00
08:30 - 16:00
18:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94 Barrage Rd, Goolwa, South Australia 5214, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Goolwa
  • Phone Number: +61 85551235
  • E-mail
Aquacaf Gourmet Cafe is a riverside cafe/restaurant offering delicious breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee and cakes and the best scones in Goolwa. We use as much local fresh produce as we can and our wine list is predominately local wine. We are open 6 days a week from Thursday to Monday (shut Tuesdays) Open 7 days a week during school holidays. We are also open for dinner, Friday and Saturday nights (seasonally so please check when booking).
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