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Rustic Blue

€€ - €€€Cafe, , International
South Coast Road, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
+61 408 685 901
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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“meatballs” (6 reviews)
“baguette” (5 reviews)
“sandwiches” (4 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
South Coast Road, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
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1 - 10 of 148 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I visited with our two daughters for a late lunch and to have a look at the gallery. Lunch was fantastic with the squid being a highlight. The staff were great and interacted with our girls (aged 10 and 8) really nicely....More

Thank McKeonfamily
Reviewed 2 days ago

Really lovely spot to relax while having a good coffee and yummy homemade slice to go with it. Kangaroos grazing (some sleeping) close by. Gallery has lovely interesting affordable Australian made artwork and gifts. Well worth the drive.

Thank heather_rd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We tried three times to visit this cafe and gallery. It is advertised to be open Wednesday to Sunday from 9.00am but it was always closed when we went.More

1  Thank cmjones54
David Smiley S, Owner at Rustic Blue, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Our signage at the main road entrance each week states what days we are open. You mentioned you returned a few times to see if we were open. You must not have read the signage open days this week as it's updated every Monday, along...More

Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Scarlet Robins flitting around and Striated Pardalottes nesting in a nest box right over the outdoor seating. Kangaroos lounging around. Plus a great cafe and awesome funky gift shop. Great for a rest stop after the Southern shores KI nature wonderland of Seals, caves etc...More

Thank Alison S
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Please do not pass by this special place where you will receive a warm welcome, explore the Gallery's unique gifts and exhibits, and enjoy coffee or a light snack in the beautiful courtyard garden watching the birds and kangaroos and other wildlife. Little gems like...More

Thank Mountshasta390
Reviewed 4 November 2017

This is our 3rd trip to K Is and Rustic Blue is one of our favourite spots. We love the ambience of the outdoor deck and seating in the garden with lots of plants and flowers that attract all sorts of birds you can watch....More

Thank Mary-Anne A
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We began visiting Rustic Blue when it commenced operating. I easily spend one to two hours there inspecting the huge offering of wares sourced locally and Australia wide. The artwork is superb; gift range vast, unique and appealing. The added extras of health retreat and...More

Thank chrishelcoombe
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Everything was beautiful but way too expensive. A pair of earrings were 20$+/ not much of a selection for food when was there just some cakes and ice cream. Staff was friendly but won't be returning.More

Thank FreyaxSummers
David Smiley S, Owner at Rustic Blue, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your comment. Our jewellery made by local and Australian jewellers and artists range from $20 to $200 depending on materials used eg Stirling silver etc. we have a selection of art items suitable for people looking for very affordable or high end...More

Reviewed 8 May 2017

From the moment I turned into the driveway and spotted an echidna snuffling along in the paddock, I knew that I was in for a treat! The Gallery Building is as the name suggests, Rustic, with many textures, art works and tastefully presented handmade treasures...More

Thank kfp59
Reviewed 3 May 2017

This is a real little gem found on the way to the National Park coming from Kingscote. Smiley and his wife have done a great job here. Lovely setting, good food and fantastic artwork. They started this place from scratch and have done a wonderful...More

Thank Sue P
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Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: South Coast Road, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Kangaroo Island
  • Phone Number: +61 408 685 901
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