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

Café Business Hours


Breakfast 9:00 am – 11:00 am – Breakfast Menu
Lunch 11:00 am – 3:00 pm – Lunch Menu*

Weekends and Public Holidays

Breakfast 10:00 am – 11:00 am – Breakfast Menu
Lunch 11:00 am – 2:00 pm – Lunch Menu*

Coffee and cake available all day

*Limited School Holiday menu in place from 26/09/2023 - 15/10/2023

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.

Coaches & Group Bookings

We welcome many Coach & Group visits as well, here are alternative menu options for larger groups such as these:

Coach and Group Packages Booking Form

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!!

Arid Explorers Children's Garden Booking Form

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)