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Arid Lands Botanic Garden Cafe

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€€ - €€€
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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Stuart Highway, Port Augusta, South Australia 5700, Australia
+61 8 8641 9117
09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

A good variety of foods on offer, many of the local available bush tucker ingredients were included in the menu choices.

Thank Their_Mum_Ann
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88 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

I was in Port Augusta for a work I had a 1 hour spare, so I took a lovely walk around the grounds. This activity is Free with good café (which a little expensive) but you understand this because of its remoteness and and great staff. But the coffee ☕️ is excellent I think this is because the take a... More 

Thank Willysduck
Port Augusta, Australia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 February 2017

The food here can be a little expensive, but the atmosphere and surrounds are just beautiful. Take a walk around the grounds

Thank lindahZ7775NI
Port Augusta, Australia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Sitting in the restaurant with wonderful friends looking at the Sun set over the Flinders Ranges is the perfect end to any day. To watch the lizards come out and play and watch the changes in the colours is awesome.

Thank Ginny442
Port Augusta, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Great place to visit, lovely gifts and food and if you like a walk through the gardens it is very informative and easy 😊

Thank Sherrie F
Sydney, Australia
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74 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

If there's one thing I like its good coffee and good food, and this cafe didn't disappoint. Along with friendly service and a pleasant decor, it's well worth a visit.

Thank Archie W
Adelaide, Australia
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266 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Went for a walk around the regional trail then stopped over for lunch. Good prices, good selection of snacks and meals. Seems to be a lunch spot for locals, and is a nice place out of town even if you don't want to, or appreciate the birds and plants. Friendly and helpful staff.

Thank Colin M
Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

If you are into Australian plants, this is the place. There are several walking paths and a massive range of Australian native plants. There are several large areas and the Garden Cafe is excellent value. There is also meeting rooms and a shop with items related to the plants and the location. Very pleasant hour or 2 looking at the... More 

1 Thank Trev0r_777
Port Augusta, Australia
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Lovely morning walk around the gardens saw lots of birds, followed by a scrumptious cooked breakfast of bacon and poached eggs on toast. With a hot chocolate. Beautifully cooked and very reasonably priced.

Thank local2453588
Drysdale, Australia
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46 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Good service in a nicely appointed cafe in the middle of surprisingly lush arid gardens. The menu extends to a satisfying lunch as well as snacks and coffee/tea. The ice cream is delicious.

Thank Iamlidarose

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Stuart Highway, Port Augusta, South Australia 5700, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Port Augusta
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8641 9117

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?