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Penguin Stop Cafe

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Cafe, International, Australian
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Lot 111 Nat Thomas St, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5222, Australia
+61 8 8553 1348
08:30 - 15:30
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 December 2016

New owners have no idea what's going in. Had the big breakfast and it was cold toast, cold eggs and a tomato slapped on a plate.

Thank Phil N
Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

This is no longer the official site of The Penguin Stop Cafe formerly known as Penguin Stop Cafe. The new owners are not registered on Trip Adviser

1 Thank Allen W
Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2016

I've been to many places, but by far this is the best Helen and Allen are lovely people. Customer service is everything to me and they delivered to a very high standard. Fair enough the service was a bit slow but if you have a cruise ship of 1500 people of course the service will be slow. If people are... More 

Thank Keal C
Kingscote, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 2 April 2016

Forgot our order. Forgot cake that was ordered with coffee. One coffee was in a cup then told we are giving you a mug instead

Thank Robyne W
Kingscote, Australia
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2016

Waited a long time for our coffee only to be told waitress had lost our order, so we re-ordered. Didn't get what I ordered and was told "well that's what you've got". Won't be going back

1 Thank Karen R
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016

This place is largely in business because it is very near the Ferry Terminal in Penneshaw. BUT that would seem to make it obvious to the owner and staff that many of the patrons of this cafe will be heading to a ferry and timing is everything. The service is exceedingly slow and not sorry about it. When we had... More 

Thank glovely
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

We went there on recommendation from a local. When we arrived the lady was very nice and friendly had only taken over the business a few days beforehand. Firstly, the food was ok but not great, quiche appeared bought in and the lamb yiros a bit tough. If dressing is being served then it should say on the menu what... More 

Thank Trish B
Miami, Florida
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411 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

We were glad to find this nice coffee shop near the location of the Sunday market. It is just a regular coffee shop but you don't get many in Kangaroo Island. Coffee was pretty good but service was a bit slow.

Thank FranckJa
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118 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

Cosy cafe that serves good juicy burgers. The catch of the day was also delicious. So were the scones served with a big dollop of clotted cream and apricot jam. Happy that we stopped by. Burgers were not cheap but the coffee and scones/cakes are reasonable.

Thank TravellerfromSIN
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

Does what it says on the tin, coffee is great, food is tasty and staff are friendly and accommodating for special requests.

Thank Graham F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$11
Cafe, International, Australian
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:30 - 15:30
08:30 - 15:30
08:30 - 15:30
08:30 - 15:30
08:30 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lot 111 Nat Thomas St, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5222, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Kangaroo Island  >  Penneshaw
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8553 1348

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