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The Rockpool Cafe

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Lot 93 North Coast Road, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
+61 8 8559 2277
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived just before 11am just as these busy little bees were fluffing around opening up and took a look around whilst we soaked up the atmosphere, husband and wife Josh and Lucy were already providing an ambience with their big bright smiles and their lovely morning music, we enjoyed a coffee each (beautiful coffee) and they suggested we take... More 

Thank GillieLee
Dublin, Ireland
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208 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great buzz in the outdoor restaurant. Broad menu. Lot of flys outside. Make sure you walk thru the rocks to the beach on other side ...it's amazing. See attached menu in photos.

Thank StephenCr0ss
Adelaide Hills, Australia
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a lovely spot! The cafe had friendly service, but the food was unremarkable and expensive for what you got! We should have remembered from the last time we went :-(

Thank Baronessvont
Adelaide, Australia
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We came to revisit the beach at Stokes Bay and enjoyed the walk. And then the lunch which was just great. Good serve, tasty, well cooked and friendly service. Seafood cone gave us a good variety at a very good price.

Thank enaid58
Mildura, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

The meals, the views and the staff (in no particular order) are magnificent. To drive down the hill into Stokes Bay and be met by clear blue water in a beautiful seaside setting is topped off with a unimposing cafe. This cafe is located away from any of the Islands main towns and centres which adds to the magic of... More 

Thank gtank65
Victoria, Australia
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We had a late lunch here, ordered the seafood cone. Yum, local fish and best scallop I've ever tasted. Lovely kids area out the back. Shady sandpit, lots of toys, totem tennis. Relaxed and yummy food.

Thank kristina2107
Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

What a little gem! Just happened upon this cafe (but don't let'cafe' put you off) when we decided to drive to Stokes Bay. Shared a Seafood Cone as we only wanted a snack and it was perfect. Hubby had a beer and a local Rose for me. Quaint little place and the food perfect. Best calamari. Well worth the drive... More 

Thank Barbara C
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

WHAT A VENUE! This place is a total game changer. Lucy and Josh (the managers) are an absolute pleasure and the food is way beyond any expectation you might have! All but one of their wines is locally made and pretty bloody exceptional. The boyfriend and I decided to pop down for lunch on a rainy day and ended up... More 

Thank Melanie J
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Reliable and enjoyable dining on the Island's unspoilt wild north coast. Lunch, and Dinner by appointment, always delivers, with the warmest and most welcoming of hosts.

Thank LocalKIguest
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

As fish food critics & those who have tried many a salt & pepper squid, the squid is up there in our list of the top! After a long drive from emu bay to stokes bay we found ourselves a little spot where we ventured in & found the cutest warmest and friendliest place yet! The salt & pepper squid... More 

Thank Ilana D

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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
Cafe, Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
View, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lot 93 North Coast Road, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Kangaroo Island
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8559 2277

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