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Reviewed 27 April 2024 via mobile

Great food. Nice selection. The service was stellar. Very friendly people. Big serving sizes. The lamb gyro was great. Salad was really good too!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 14 January 2024 via mobile

Location good central to kangaroo island tourist attractions Food v good, and general store well stocked Excellent and friendly welco

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 3 January 2024

What a special little find in the middle of KI. Lunch was one the best pies and I was able to swap my fries for salad! My partner had the delicious steak sandwich and then we finshed off with some of their delectable cakes (we...even got some take away to have for dessert later that night. The staff were so friendly and welcoming, would highly recommend!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Jen Boyd, Owner at Parndana Bakery and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2024

Thank you so much for your lovely comments and 5 bubble review. I am so glad we were able to meet your needs and gotta love Rosie's cakes and slices. :)) I hope you had a lovely holiday here on the island, unfortunately our weather...More

Reviewed 2 October 2023

Very good hearty breakfast, good value the staff were fantastic, and helpful with our travel plans brunch

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 17 August 2023 via mobile

We went there yesterday for lunch and today for an afternoon coffee. The owners are two nice people and the food is good. if you are visiting kangaroo island, I suggest you drop by

Date of visit: August 2023
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Jen Boyd, Owner at Parndana Bakery and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2023

Hello Marco, I'm so glad you enjoyed your trip to our shop so much so that you visited twice :))) Thank you for your lovely comments and very welcome 5 bubble review. We wish you safe and happy travels. Cheers Mike & Jen :)

Reviewed 3 June 2023

Personally I felt a little bit accosted when first walking in by being asked what did I want, how did I want it? But that's me and not you. Moving along, the food selection at 10-ish n the morning wasn't huge, but the pies sure...were good. Fresh, flavoursome and full of meat. The salad roll was also very tasty and large. The selection of sweets was large as well, but our walking day didn't allow for safe carriage so we left them. The coffee was not as good as claimed; very hot and not a huge amount of flavour. It wasn't bad, it wasn't good, it was just dark liquid in a cup.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 11 May 2023

We are far from coffee snobs but do have at least one take away coffee per day when travelling. All 4 of us rated it about the worst coffee we've had for a long time. We all had to tip it out as was undrinkable....My sausage roll average.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Jen Boyd, Owner at Parndana Bakery and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2023

Dear M7788TEgaryc. I am so sorry that rather than allow us the opportunity to investigate, rectify (if needed) and improve your experience with our store, that you elected to tip your coffees away and not communicate your dissatisfaction personally. We always pride ourselves on our...More

Reviewed 26 March 2023 via mobile

Pleasantly surprised to find this lovely bakery, grocer and cafe on a wet Sunday. We had great coffee and a muffin and got some supplies from the grocery section. The store was well equiped with fresh produce, groceries and bread baked daily. I highly recommend...coming here on your travels across Kangaroo Island.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Jen Boyd, Owner at Parndana Bakery and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2023

Thank you for such lovely comments and 5 bubble review. I'm so glad we were able to assist. Customers are often surprised at our large range for a small town and also for the fact we are open every day of the year. We really...More

Reviewed 30 December 2022

*Waiting staff despite it being busy, were friendly & took the order well. *We ordered soup & the hot dog - we were not disappointed, the soup was home made & tasted delicious. We met the woman who made it to say thank you. We...also took home the lemon cheese cake -oh my it tasted delicious as well, again home made. *The place is a bakery, grocery store inc fruit & veg & cafe & we were able to get what we needed. The coffee was good as well. *We have been there 3x times now & if the opportunity arises will go again before we leave the Island.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Jen B, Owner at Parndana Bakery and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2023

Hello again :)))) I remember you well and hope your husband is doing fine. It was a pleasure to serve you and very encouraging that you enjoyed all 3 different soups of ours that you tried. I really enjoyed getting to meet the 2 of...More

Reviewed 27 December 2022 via mobile

I never thought one of the highlights of our KI trip (and it’s been an amazing trip by the way, filled with swimming with dolphins, koala spotting, amazing beaches etc) would be this cafe experience. Doesn’t look like anything special from the outside, but I...had the chips, pie, and gravy… The gravy was the best I’ve had in a very long time (coming from a Brit who grew up on gravy), it was so good in fact that I just had to tell Tripadvisor :)More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Jen B, Owner at Parndana Bakery and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2023

Oh WOW!!!! THANK YOU!!! It's lovely to receive such a special mention on our gravy and to read your glowing comments about our store. You're right, we aren't much on the outside but that's because we concentrate on our food and service on the inside:)...More

Reviewed 27 November 2022

Do you ever get tired of fancy pretentious restaurants? Or greasy take away food? Then let me tell you if you are on Kangaroo Island don’t go past this little bakery. Country hospitality at its best with lovely staff who take the time to really...understand what you need. My bacon, tomato and egg toasted sandwich would have to be the best I have ever had, and my husband loved the home made bacon/cheese/meat pie. Not fancy but simply perfect. Thank you all for a lovely short break.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Jen B, Owner at Parndana Bakery and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2022

Thankyou so much for your lovely review. It warms our hearts to read such glowing comments. We do try hard to meet our customer needs and really appreciate the fact that you took the time to voice your satisfaction here on Trip Advisor. Thank you...More

Reviewed 19 November 2022 via mobile

This was a great little find in this small town. The quality of the food was top notch, with us returning for more the next day. If you feel like some healthy eating, grab a fresh salad roll (or two, or three) or something freshly...cooked. There is a nice selection of food, including a wide variety of cakes made by Rose. The ladies here were more than helpful jumping in to provide serviettes and spoons before I asked, and personally attending to finding us some good food to take back to the hotel. The prices are comparable with mainland prices. We highly recommend this bakery, even if you just want a good coffee. If you want to stay around, I noticed that the place is for sale..... well done to the staff whom made us feel very very welcomeMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Jen B, Owner at Parndana Bakery and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2022

Hi Michael:) I remember you dropping by and how lovely it was to serve you. We take great pleasure in trying to meet the needs of our customers and Rose has a smile from ear to ear with your comments about her lovely cakes and...More

Reviewed 7 November 2022

Stopped here hoping to get some lunch, and very happily discovered the all day brekkie menu. This place looks unpretentious but the servings are serious. Our generous breakfasts of toast, bacon, scrambled eggs threatened to overflow the plate. Coffees were carefully made; the staff obviously...take pride in serving a substantial, value for money, meal. We would have happily come here every day for breakfast or lunch but it's a long drive from our Penneshaw motel. The adjoining supermarket business makes it easy to pick up any groceries too.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Jen B, Owner at Parndana Bakery and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2022

Hi BelC0001. :) Thank you for your very kind words about our store. We really appreciate it when our lovely customers are happy to place their comments on Trip Advisor and even more, when they give us such a high bubble rating. You are right,...More

Reviewed 28 October 2022

Great little diner to have lunch and a rest while travelling around the Island. Quick and very friendly service. Would definitely go back again.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Jen B, Owner at Parndana Bakery and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2022

Hello KerrielLB1974. Thank you so much for your nice comments. We enjoy meeting new people and love to know when we have hit the mark. Your time and interest is really appreciated. So glad we could meet your needs. Cheers Jen

Reviewed 29 September 2022

Lunch, freshly made sandwiches to order. Fresh coffee, milkshake. Staff easy to talk to. Enjoyable 45minutes or so, before we continued on.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Jen B, Owner at Parndana Bakery and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2022

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Such lovely comments to read. I'm so sorry it took me so long to respond, unfortunately I had fun (not) with my computer and am only just catching up now. It was with pleasure that I read your comments...More

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Parndana Bakery and Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5