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Arid Lands Botanic Garden Cafe

Stuart Highway, Port Augusta, South Australia 5700, Australia
+61 8 8641 9117
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (14 reviews)
“ice cream” (14 reviews)
“lemon myrtle” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Stuart Highway, Port Augusta, South Australia 5700, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

What a wonderful time we had here. They have the best local indigenous Tucker here. Give yourself a treat, and drop-in to enjoy. Funguy and Di

Thank Funguy_Di
Bernie144, Front Office Manager at Arid Lands Botanic Garden Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Funguy_Di Thanks so much for the review, we are so glad you enjoyed your visit (& the food).

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a light lunch at the cafe. Staff helpful and friendly. Food tasty. Lovely views of the surrounding area from inside via the large floor to ceiling glass windows. Can sit outdoors also. Small souvenir shop and toilets inside the building also.

Thank Enjoy_the_breeze
Bernie144, Front Office Manager at Arid Lands Botanic Garden Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Enjoy_the_breeze Thanks for taking the time to provide a review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some plants I haven't seen before, the gardens are well set out, we had it to ourselves as it was just prior to sunset and visitor centre was closed. A beauty in the desert plants that is different to typical flowery gardens. The red cliff...More

Thank lisa4864
Bernie144, Front Office Manager at Arid Lands Botanic Garden Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the lovely review lisa4864 Really glad you enjoyed the beautiful arid plants & landscape.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped for lunch on our last visit to the centre. The Angus Beef Burger was my husband's choice and he really enjoyed it. The pumpkin soup came out piping hot with a damper roll to go with it; needed time to cool down but...More

Thank sweet631
Bernie144, Front Office Manager at Arid Lands Botanic Garden Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi sweet631 Thanks for taking the time to provide such a lovely review. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit (and the food). Hope to see you again some time.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful botanic garden to enjoy the beautiful SA outdoors and weather. We spotted kangaroos, goannas, bearded dragons and numerous birds! An animal discovery trail kept the little ones keen. The childrens' nature playground was a very nice surprise too. Worked up an appetite after completing...More

Thank The_squirrel_team
Bernie144, Front Office Manager at Arid Lands Botanic Garden Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi The_squirrel_team thanks for taking the time to provide a review. We're very glad you enjoyed your time in the garden, it's certainly a beautiful place to spend some time. We apologise for the long wait to order your meal, sometimes it's hard to judge...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a visit, great to walk around with excellent views and well labelled plants. Ice- cream was the highlight in the cafe

Thank BernieR101
Bernie144, Front Office Manager at Arid Lands Botanic Garden Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi BernieR101, Thanks for taking the time to write a review - we're glad you enjoyed your visit (and we agree, the ice-cream is delicious).

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The setting is so beautifully done and very modern set amongst a backdrop of the Flinders Rangers. Special place.

Thank Stephen M
Bernie144, Front Office Manager at Arid Lands Botanic Garden Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Stephen M, thanks so much for the great review. So glad you enjoyed it. 😊

Reviewed 3 September 2017

We only had a light lunch, but as mentioned, the bush tucker icecream sampler is a must for any icecream devotee. Soup and damper was hot and filling. And the iced coffee was made "Australian" style ie with cream and icecream!!

Thank Margaret C
Bernie144, Front Office Manager at Arid Lands Botanic Garden Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Hi Margaret C - Thanks so much for taking the time to review your experience at Arid Lands. Really glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

This is a unique garden that shows the true facets of the south Australian arid lands Stop and take a break It's an easy 30 - 60 minute activity to break up the trip. Did not eat at the cafe but seemed quite nice The...More

Thank StuFromOzBrisbane
Bernie144, Front Office Manager at Arid Lands Botanic Garden Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Hi StuFromOzBrisbane - thanks for the lovely review, I'm really glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Great location for lunch, delicious food and great coffee. Birds, gardens and watching it all while eating made for a very relaxed time.

Thank Sue M
Bernie144, Front Office Manager at Arid Lands Botanic Garden Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Hi Sue M, thanks so much for the great review. We're really glad you enjoyed your visit.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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