We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews

RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Details

CUISINES
Pizza, Cafe, Australian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
View all details
meals, features
Reviews (108)
We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.
Filter reviews
108 results
Traveller rating
33
38
18
7
12
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
Traveller rating
33
38
18
7
12
See what travellers are saying:
Sort and selected filters
Sort FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was excellent. Nice food and the coffee was nice and hot .definitely iwll go back again. We love u .ihad a breakfast

Date of visit: May 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 1 January 2024

Lunch on New Year’s Day. Yum! Love the variety. 2 teens had bacon and eggs from all day breakfast menu. Another teen bolognaise. One adult had Christmas turkey that was tender and served with roast potatoes. Generous serve. Another not hungry adult had raisin toast....Coffee was great. Pizza the best in town. Price is comparable with other nearby restaurants/pubs. Highly recommend. Can’t take photos as plates are empty!More

Date of visit: January 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 28 May 2023

The courtyard was well heated and our table was clean. That’s about where it stopped. I ordered a pot of English breakfast tea and while I was ordering my meal it was cleared off the table with most of the contents still in the pot....The wait staff forgot the little jug of milk which was still on the table when we left. Lunch was ordered and other drinks ordered and laaater we realised we had paid for a 250ml glass of wine but had only been given the 125ml glass. Raised the issue with the bar staff and got an indifferent response along the lines of “that wasn’t what you ordered, no we didn’t do an order for that” despite the receipt showing how much we had paid. Meals for the table arrived except for two of the group. Wait staff cleared the dishes from the six that had been served their meals before the two missing meals were served. All with an air of indifference or with feeble excuses and flappy wait staff. The food was good. The service excrable. Won’t be back. .More

Date of visit: May 2023
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 21 December 2022

great quick,service very friendly staff,make you feel at home,great special family buisiness,selection of food and drinks is a must, very good prices.

Date of visit: December 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 28 May 2022

10/10 would recommend, such amazing food and workers. Definitely worth the wait, don’t regret coming here.

Date of visit: May 2022
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 27 February 2022

Made a booking for 6pm to get to nearby cinema on time for 7.30 movie. Staff member advised 2 large groups had bookings for 6 pm also and suggested we get there 5 minutes early. Did so, ordered Chicken breast and Lamb/haloumi skewers. Food arrived...quickly and both meals were good to very good. Great selection of Gluten Free options for my wife who is Coeliac.More

Date of visit: February 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 17 October 2021

We visited in a party of 5 for lunch and they reserved a table for us. Parking was easy. Good range of meals. We enjoyed the chicken tenderloin salad, calamari, warm chicken salad, focaccia with a range of fillings. Coffee was good and service was...brisk and professionalMore

Date of visit: October 2021
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 6 December 2020 via mobile

Stopped off out of chance for breakfast which turned out to be very good, great value and the staff were extremely friendly. Would recommend this place for a quick stop off anytime.

Date of visit: December 2020
Helpful?2  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 2 October 2020

Great food at reasonable prices, friendly, professional staff who create a great atmosphere,a great place for a delicious breakfast after a long walk through the leafy street of Gawler.

Date of visit: August 2020
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 27 September 2020

great place for large gatherings , good choice of meals and their pizzas are exceptional would not go any where else for them.

Date of visit: May 2020
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 15 September 2020

We stopped into Nova for a quick bite and a coffee. Should have throught something was suss when the waitress was swearing like a trooper in front of us, and calling the other workers lazy F****. We tried to ignore this as heard great reviews....Took about 30 minutes of standing at the bar to get served for a takeaway coffee. All the while while the female workers tirade kept spewing out, there was one other person n the cafe and it was not busy. It was clear they did not want to serve us. Sadly the coffee was watered down crap. Much better places in Gawler like Sia or Poetic Justice. I would never set foot in this location as long as I live. Good Luck with the poor service.More

Date of visit: May 2020
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 10 August 2020 via mobile

Often come here for breakfast, prices are comparible, food tasty, especially the bacon..... mmmm. Lunchtime meals are good, too. The place could do with a bit of sprucing up, but the staff are lovely. ☺

Date of visit: August 2020
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 16 April 2020

Called into here, for i felt like Spaghetti Bolognese, the staff are super friendly and my meal was ready in about 15 mins, i also ordered sweets , a caramel / banana cake. The Spaghetti it was good , but the cake, wow it was...awesome.More

Date of visit: April 2020
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 19 December 2019 via mobile

Had our monthly catch up with our friends. Enjoyed the food great choices friendly atmosphere good customer service.

Date of visit: September 2019
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 29 October 2019

We just read a review of this place and decided to try it since we were visiting. It was quick and good service and friendly staff. My husband and I both had one of the salads which were quite tasty. Not much ambience if you...want a romantic eve but definitely the locals eat here.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Abbotsford Country House
169 reviews
11.21 km away
Novotel Barossa Valley Resort
2,737 reviews
16.97 km away
Barossa Weintal Hotel
963 reviews
23.10 km away
Quest Mawson Lakes
646 reviews
25.74 km away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
The Java Hut
182 reviews
.31 km away
Cibo Espresso
45 reviews
.37 km away
Poetic Justice Cafe Gallery
46 reviews
.34 km away
Prince Albert Hotel Gawler
89 reviews
.53 km away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Gawler Visitor Information Centre
40 reviews
.72 km away
Pioneer Park
13 reviews
.42 km away
Gawler Greyhound Racing Club
11 reviews
1.00 km away
Kingsford Hotel
13 reviews
.22 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Cafe Nova staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing

CAFE NOVA, Gawler - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu & Prices - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about Cafe Nova

Yes, Cafe Nova offers takeaway services.

Cafe Nova is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5