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Cockles Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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U 4 33 North Tce, Port Elliot, South Australia 5212, Australia
+61 8 8554 3187
08:00 - 16:00
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Adelaide, Australia
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Been going here for years, as food generally very good, service and staff can be a bit up and down. The food variety for breakfast and lunch is excellent, we love the breakfast menu. Can be very crowded during holiday time, so advisable to book.

Thank Christine W
Port Elliot, Australia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch at Cockles Cafe. Ordered the Nasi Goreng which was pleasant although not that authentic. Quick Service. Noisy cafe inside but outside is quieter. I have also ordered a takeaway Spring Chicken Pizza from Cockles which was delicious.

Thank LucyBrownSmith
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Boring menu with limited options, asked to remove eggs from toast and replace them with spinach, mushrooms and a hash brown. this would have cost us $50 with a 300ml coke and an orange juice. The profit margin must be insane considering I can buy the ingredients myself for less than $5. Don't bother especially if you're vegetarian

Thank Sam P
Landschlacht, Switzerland
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100 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Nothing special with regards to decor but when it comes to breakfast it was simply delicious. I had the lean and green and it was a flavour explosion in my mouth. It was so good we went there two days in a row. If I would be a local I would be a regular.

Thank Matthias Z
Adelaide, Australia
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We went here on the Public Holiday, it was very busy but we did manage to get a table. We had 2x breakfast 1x kids pancake & 2x coffee, thought nearly $60 was very over priced. The food was yummy but expensive! Also on top of that we were charged 15% surcharge for a public holiday.. yikes

Thank edentlb
Gawler, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

The unenthusiastic staff gave incorrect description of food and forgot two of our orders. Would not even bring water to our table, told to grab it from bar...after we had each ordered a big breakfast for $23!

Thank EatingMachine5
Level Contributor
47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

I had breakfast started with the Base of 2 eggs on toast then added bacon mushrooms sausage and beans for a total of $29 Expensive start to the day then a coffee on top

Thank gc02
Adelaide, Australia
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Ordered takeaway pizza. Liked the variety of pizza names and the flavours were good to match. We had bring home the bacon, spring chicken, the salmon and a margherita. All delicious. Recommend.

Thank Pieter D
Gooram Victoria
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

I have eaten breakfast/ brunch here on the last 2 days, and the food is fantastic. The fruit platter is sensational, lovely fresh fruits, and a big serve. The smashed avocado with poached eggs and local ham is delicious as well. Great menu, lots to choose from. Lovely fresh produce. The staff can be a bit slow, but it is... More 

Thank Jacqui B
Kadina, Australia
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107 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

3 friends went early (8am) for breakfast. as you would expect everything was fresh and beautifully presented. Service was very good and coffee OK. Great location to watch the day go by.

Thank Rick & Jenny D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: U 4 33 North Tce, Port Elliot, South Australia 5212, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Port Elliot
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8554 3187

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?