lunch 10:00 am – 3.00pm ( open 9:00am – 4:00pm) 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.
2020 Winter Menu **Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Arid Tasting Plate for Two is now only available as a tasting plate for One.
We welcome many Coach & Group visits as well, here are alternative menu options for larger groups such as these:
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 **Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are currently unable to offer shared platters/drink jugs etc. Individual serving options are available instead.
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.
“We enjoyed coffee and breakfast outside, watching the birds and basking in perfect Autumn weather. We will definitely return, and highly recommend others to visit this very special garden.”
– (Trip Advisor May 2019)
“Had a piece of banana caramel pie, best one I have ever had. Very light and fluffy. Also had coffee and a Iced Chocolate all were really nice. Good friendly service. View of the arid land whilst sitting having afternoon tea.”
– (Trip Advisor April 2019)