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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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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (13 reviews)
“ice cream” (10 reviews)
“lemon myrtle” (4 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Stuart Highway, Port Augusta, South Australia 5700, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a working lunch at this lovely place. The quality of the gift shop and its service was great. I enjoyed my burger but the service at the cafe left a LOT to be desired. The initial waitress who served us was lovely. As...More

Thank Mohana R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ok so I visted it the first time a year ago and gave it a great review - we made a detour specifically to go back and boy were we disappointed! The service was so poor it ruined our entire visit. Two coffees and a...More

Thank everyday-onwards
Reviewed 2 July 2017

This a lovely café with nice views overlooking the gardens, the coffee was very good along with a very tasty scone. Its nice to sit and watch the passing birds as you drink you coffee.

Thank JackoMiddlesbrough
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

They say this is the best coffee in town as this is where the locals meet also. Even though it is a bit out of town it is worth it

Thank Benjamin S
Reviewed 15 June 2017

the Arid Lands Restaurant/coffee shop/tourist office is an excellent place to stop off and enjoy the views/plants/food and drink in relaxing surroundings can highly recommend it when visiting Port Augusta

Thank JeffDesmond
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

We ventured out here on a report of a nice meal for lunch and it wasn't wrong. My husband and son had chicken strips salad and I had the quiche of the day all were delicious except the salad needed more dressing. Even though the...More

Thank devleesim
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

We have visited here a few times now and it is fast becoming a favourite for us. The food is just superb, amazing coffee and homemade cakes. The homemade native flavoured ice cream is just sublime on a summers day.

Thank Fragl75
Reviewed 18 May 2017

I always take visitors here as the food is always fresh and a lot of it made with local produce. Not good phone reception.

Thank Trish M
Reviewed 11 May 2017

We really enjoyed the food and atmosphere of the Cafe. The gift shop was an extra bonus displaying unique Australian gifts.

Thank renata251
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 16:00
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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