The Café

a white bowl containing quandong slice, cream, ice cream and quandong sauce is in the foreground; a cappuccino is in the background

Delicious dining options to tempt every taste

Cafe Business Hours

lunch 10:00 am – 3.00pm ( open 9:00am – 5:00pm) Mon – Fri
lunch 10:00 am – 2.00pm ( open 10:00am – 4:00pm) Weekends and public holidays
Coffee and cake available all day

Looking for a place to meet friends for lunch or just somewhere to relax and enjoy a coffee? Our café is set in one of Port Augusta's most peaceful and scenic locations. It's also open 7 days a week and offers a huge range of mouth-watering, “home-cooked” dishes including our famous Banjo (tuna) patties seasoned with native herbs and spices or our yummy Lemon Myrtle pancakes with quandong icecream. We're licensed too! View the full range of dishes and regional wines available on our menu.

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Kids Parties in the Arid Explorer Garden

Did you know you can book the shelter shed in our Arid Explorers Children's Garden for kids parties? FREE of charge!!  We also provide a yummy Kids Party Menu, available by clicking here

So, don't miss our award-winning visitor centre – it's the perfect place for a relaxing lunch and our friendly staff can also help you organise your next function.

“What a wonderful time we had here. They have the best local indigenous tucker here. Give yourself a treat & drop in to enjoy”

– (Trip Advisor Oct 2017)

“The café was nice inside, staff very pleasant & helpful. My wife had the Pumpkin Salad, perfectly dressed & delicious. I chose the Curried Chicken Pie - also very good and all was priced well. Good experience overall”

– (Trip Advisor Jan 2018)