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Aquacaf Gourmet Cafe

$$ - $$$Seafood, Healthy,
94 Barrage Rd, Goolwa, South Australia 5214, Australia
+61 85551235
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“lunch” (44 reviews)
“salad” (17 reviews)
“mullet” (4 reviews)
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Seafood, Healthy, Australian, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
94 Barrage Rd, Goolwa, South Australia 5214, Australia
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We love this treasure. Beautiful views, great service, tasty food and smooth coffee. Dog friendly, GF options and welcoming.

Thank Bergzz
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Food was ok/average. Beautiful view right on the river though. Would try again, would be a great spot on a nice day

Thank kayy48
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We were looking for a coffee & came across the Aquacaf. The host recommended trying the scones. There were 4 of us & just I ordered a scone, when it arrived the others were badgering me to share because it looked so nice. I ordered...More

Thank Dazza857
Reviewed 20 July 2017

The best Coorong mullett fish and chips ever. The fish was so fresh. My wife's duck salad with soba noodles was also brilliant. We tried other places in Goolwa but this was by far the best. Hosts were very friendly and we had a great...More

Thank glenn_smith4
Reviewed 11 July 2017

A beautiful setting on the river with an interesting menus. Dogs and children can play on the riverbank as the adults enjoy their lunch in a beautiful setting.

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We called ahead & were able to book a table for a small group. Upon arrival we were greeted & directed to our table. The staff were friendly & fun and the food was really nice. Highly recommend the fresh OJ and the winter fruit!...More

Thank Tracey H
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

My city friends were very impressed with my choice of venue. Fantastic view over the lake, good food, excellent friendly service. One of my party was in recaptures over her lentil-burger.

Thank Helero
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Good location with indoor and veranda dining. Menu not very extensive, but adequate for lighter cafe-style meals. Meals aside, Aquacafe is a very good coffee stop. Easy parking on the roadside or in the adjacent carpark, but it can be quite busy on weekends when...More

Thank Wilburight
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Let me start by saying this was traditionally my favourite place to take friends visiting Goolwa for lunch. The setting remains perfect, however the food has dropped in quality considerably as ownership changes have seen the previous focus on seafood changed to a more conventional...More

1  Thank mbt62
Sally D, Owner at Aquacaf Gourmet Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Our menu reflects change and diversity to cater for more people but our focus is still on fresh and local produce with seafood being a priority. It is unfortunate you were unhappy with your negroni - it was remade in front of you (free of...More

Reviewed 8 April 2017

We had lunch at the Aquacaf today. I gather it had a good profile in the local area some years ago. Today it was basic with no refinement and no chef in the kitchen I suspect. My wife had salt and pepper squid which was...More

Thank junde01
Sally G, Owner at Aquacaf Gourmet Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Thank you for your comments. We encourage all good and bad critiques and we take each one seriously. We are called Aquacaf Gourmet Cafe and do not pretend to be a restaurant. I can assure you ALL our ingredients are freshly prepared and local wherever...More

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18 November 2015|
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Response from Sally D | Property representative |
Hi, no sorry, we are closed Christmas day. I believe the Goolwa Golf club is open or the Anchorage in Victor Harbour.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 24
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Takeout, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94 Barrage Rd, Goolwa, South Australia 5214, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Goolwa
  • Phone Number: +61 85551235
  • E-mail
Aquacaf Gourmet Cafe is a riverside cafe/restaurant offering delicious breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee and cakes and the best scones in Goolwa. We use as much local fresh produce as we can and our wine list is predominately local wine. We are open 6 days a week from Thursday to Monday (shut Tuesdays) Open 7 days a week during school holidays. We are also open for dinner, Friday and Saturday nights (seasonally so please check when booking).
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