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Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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94 Barrage Rd, Goolwa, South Australia 5214, Australia
+61 85551235
08:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 16:00
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fantastic but pricy menu. Service was very slow and we were forgotten about. We finally ordered the chicken burger, great; Avocado with warm ocean trout was so bitter and the fish was dry and cold - we spent time trying to dissect the meal to work out the bitter element and decided it was the dressing which was over every... More 

Thank Orsum5
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not our first visit but our first review. It's always our go to for a meal when in Goolwa. We arrived somewhat early for Sunday breakfast. Our reception was very friendly. Personally I like the fact that the owner is a little gruff but he really is genuine & friendly. He warmly welcomed our children which is not something we... More 

Thank Hamish G
Adelaide, Australia
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have come here a couple of times and it has always been friendly. We have a holiday home and Goolwa and like to take the dog for a walk along the river when we are down. We have stopped on our way and had a coffee and scones and the kids had milkshakes. The service was friendly and sitting... More 

Thank ahu08089
Brisbane, Australia
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly welcoming staff and tasty food. This cafe has a very pleasant setting on the banks of the Murray River not far from where the barrage goes across. Australian seasonal fish, beer battered with gluten free chips, garden salad & goddess dressing (Murray River Mullet today) $26.00 Squid Tender salt & pepper Australian squid lightly fried & served with gluten... More 

Thank PaulBatBrissy
Adelaide, Australia
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117 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for Dinner on a Saturday night, the welcome was very friendly and then handed us the menu and talked very confidently about the menu and the specials, the food was amazing and lived up to the description provided. The service was good and overall an experience I recommend. I will go back as there are a range of... More 

Thank Brian B
South Australia, Australia
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gorgeous location and great service. Can imagine having a very long lunch with friends at this location. Haven't done that yet!!! But have had coffee and breakfast and enjoyed

Thank chester000
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Lunch was delicious. The grilled Coorong mullet was fresh and served with homemade tartare sauce, salad and chips. Subtle fresh herbs complemented the fish beautifully. We chose a local Langhorne Creek Sauvignon Blanc which was chilled & zesty. It paid to book the day before as we got an inside window table out of the wind. Service was really friendly... More 

Thank Kaylene F
Adelaide, South Australia
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We have been coming to the Aquacaf for many years as we have a beach house just down the road. It has changed hands a number of times over those years. But generally the standard has been very good. Combining this with the excellent location has meant we have been happy to return many times. Today was our first visit... More 

Thank Austdoc
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We had a very pleasant brunch with our family. Across the board the food was top notch and enjoyed by all. The views across the Murray River from the outdoor verandah were beautiful and the service was pleasant. The only negative was that it was all just a bit overpriced.

Thank RhinoCD
Sally G, Owner at Aquacaf, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review. We really strive to make the food as fresh and local as possible. I understand your concern over pricing but unfortunately with the high cost of top quality food, staffing etc, these are the prices formulated. More 

Adelaide, South Australia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Everything excellent. Great value, with great and friendly service, excellent food and wines and a water view... nothing better for a relaxed lunch.

Thank MacOz2010

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 27
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94 Barrage Rd, Goolwa, South Australia 5214, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Goolwa
  • Phone Number: +61 85551235
The Aquacaf is a riverside cafe/restaurant offering breakfast, lunch, coffee and cakes in our licensed premises that includes, inside, covered outside and outside dining. We are open 5 days a week from Thursday to Monday (shut Tuesday and Wednesday outside of school holidays) and for dinner Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?