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The Summit Cafe & Function Centre

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options

Location and contact

Family owned & run Cafe open 9am - 4.30pm Weekdays & 8.30am - 4.30pm Weekends and public Holidays. Breakfast served, Mon-Fri 9am-11.30am , Sat -Sun 8.30-11.30 . Lunch served Mon-Fri 12noon -2.30pm, Sat -Sun 12noon -3.30pm Closed Christmas day & Boxing Day. Available for weddings and functions.
USD 4 - USD 45
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch
Cafe, Australian
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed breakfast here twice and with a view! The bread was my favourite and the service was friendly. The cakes look great but we didn't try (yet). Only downside if I had to pick one was having to pay the $4 day charge for...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Achillciara
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Great choice of cakes and slices. Our cappuccino and tea were both good of not great. Young lady serving was very nice. Nice views too from the dining area

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Darryl B
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Great views from this Adelaide Hills position. You get a 180deg view (south to north ovet adelaide city and beyond). Make sure you bring some change for parking near the summit - $4. Unfortunately the coffee shop is not close enough to see the view...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Mytravadv
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Scenic drive not too far from city of Adelaide. Great view on fine weather days. Good cosy restaurant with nice food and wines. Good place for coffee and cake in winter too.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank DenisePalmer2
Reviewed 20 July 2018

The Summit is easily reached by car from Crafers on the Summit Road, and there are fabulous views over Adelaide city and out to the beaches and the sea. In the morning, the view was very clear, and in the evening we enjoyed a wonderful...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank georgeandbarb2016
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

We went to the summit to check the views we have heard about. It is an awesome place to see the whole area of Adelaide. There is also a new restaurant and gift store.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank BeachStone2C
Reviewed 25 June 2018

We often combine a visit to the Mount Lofty Gardens with a visit to this café. It has wonderful views out its window walls, and in winter it is beautifully warm! We come on a weekday afternoon which is better than coping with the weekend...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Paul S
Reviewed 15 June 2018

I visit this cafe / restaurant twice a week for a coffee after climbing Mount Lofty. All the staff are friendly and helpful. On Tuesday 12 June I climbed Mount Lofty in torrential rain so by the time I reached the top I was like...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank 12Maureen
Reviewed 15 June 2018

When interstate or overseas friends come for a visit, I like to take them to Mount Lofty Summit. You get a great view over the city, especially on a clear day. The gift shop is also excellent. Parking costs a flat fee, I think it...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank giddyin0z
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Great views of Adelaide and the surrounding areas but the cafe is expensive for what's on offer and there was a surcharge for the public holiday

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Bill T
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