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Rustic Blue

South Coast Road, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
+61 408 685 901
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“meatballs” (6 reviews)
“baguette” (5 reviews)
“sandwiches” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Australian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
South Coast Road, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came across this lovely café after leaving Kingscote airport on our way to our accommodation at the other end of the island. I loved the quirky gardens, lots of things to look at and to find. Lots of bird activity and we saw the...More

Thank debra s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having looked at the menu before hand we were looking forward to a lunch plate of local ingredients. Unfortunately, the only food on offer was a selection of the supermarket’s cheapest. A white roll, a slice of plastic cheese, a slice of plastic ham, lettuce...More

Thank fangnaf
David Smiley S, Owner at Rustic Blue, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. Here at Rustic Blue we are very proud to offer a range of homemade sweets and a variety of meals. Due to our location however we only receive limited deliveries of certain produce each week...More

Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

Awesome food and coffee. Really friendly and helpful staff. Wild (baby) kangaroos in the back garden, good for children as well - enjoyed our stay very much.

Thank Christian M
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Decided to drive down to the Chase on KI today but had to stop off for a break at the delightful Rustic Blue. This Oasis of art & craft serves up a sensory delight to get the credit card nervous. Smiley and Coralie serve up...More

1  Thank Hadsontour
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

What a find!!! Such a lovely place!!! Lovely food !! Friendly owners !! What else do you need !! If you are visiting Kangaroo Island this hidden gem comes very highly recommended. Where else can you sit sipping coffee with a couple of kangaroos sharing...More

Thank family-watson
Reviewed 16 January 2018 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 16 January 2018

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 15 December 2017 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 16 January 2018

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 12 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine
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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