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Rustic Blue

South Coast Road, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
+61 408 685 901
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“meatballs” (6 reviews)
“baguette” (8 reviews)
“carrot cake” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Australian, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
South Coast Road, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

We made an enquiry about vegetarian options prior to our visit, and the enquiry was handled in a timely and friendly manner. Coralie was very accommodating, and we really enjoyed the quinoa salad they prepared especially for us and a few other vegetarian options on...More

Thank Pleather2014
Reviewed 16 April 2018

This cafe had been recommended, but I'm not sure what was happening last week when we visited. There was only 1 baguette available ($8) and the coffee and hot chocolates tasted like they were out of those vintage vending machines...gritty and tasteless. Very disappointing.

Thank jdurb2
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

My daughter & I were on a Kangaroo Island in a Day tour. By the time we stopped at Rustic Blue it was great to get off the bus & enjoy a very fresh & tasty ham/cheese/tomato/lettuce baguette, homemade carrot cake & good cup of...More

Thank Sue K
Reviewed 10 March 2018 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 23 February 2018 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 1 March 2018

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 31 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 27 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 27 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 17 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
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Restaurant Details

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