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Cockles Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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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Landschlacht, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
4 of 5 bubbles 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
4 of 5 bubbles 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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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Melbourne, Australia
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548 reviews
311 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Really enjoyed a family lunch here today including tortillas ($17), eggs benedict ($19) and nasi goring ($20). All food well cooked and very tasty as well as generous servings. Nothing left on any our plates! Nice cappuccinos to finish off with. Pleasant open air feel. Central location with easy parking in The Strand. Helpful and reliable service. Good value at... More 

Thank Michael C
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Visited this cafe several times for breakfast with my young family. Highchairs available and plenty of room for a pram. Lovely table service and food & coffee was delicious. Able to dine inside and outside. A favourite spot in gorgeous Port Elliot.

Thank Lorraine S
Victor Harbor, Australia
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

The coffee is average but don't let that distract away from the food itself. We had the spring omelette with fresh season peas, and smash avo for $43.90 - fresh and light. Worth a visit. Park on the side road, parking limited.

Thank david l

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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
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
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?