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Kandanga Kitchen - CLOSED

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USD 8 - USD 15
Cafe, Australian
Breakfast, Lunch
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Reviewed 17 October 2020 via mobile

Great views and a lovely atmosphere in the outdoor covered courtyard. The food was wonderful with plenty of organic options and the coffee was terrific. Everything is spotlessly clean and the menu is largely composed of truly locally made ingredients. We took the opportunity to...buy some of these from the store to bring home. If it's on the menu, do yourself a favour and try the pork, fennel and chilli sausage roll. Best sausage roll we've ever had.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 18 December 2019

Have normally enjoyed the drive for the food and country atmosphere. Unfortunately a new chef hasn't delivered the past quality. The pork ribs had little meat, too much gristle and fat. Hopefully, it's a one-off as I do enjoy the concept and hinterland.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 30 October 2019

A totally different atmosphere to most city style restaurants; laid back and relaxing with a simple but enjoyable meal. A lovely drive to get here though the hinterland and Mary Valley leading to a relaxing lunch and atmosphere. Food is better than you would normally...expect for such an "isolated" area; enjoyed the Xian mushrooms and pork burger.More

Date of visit: October 2019
332tk, Owner at Kandanga Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2020

Thanks for the review RonWamberal. We know you always enjoyed popping in hence the many reviews on Tripadvisor. Be sure to keep checking our social media at Kandanga Kitchen on facebook and instagram for our new version.

Reviewed 13 October 2019 via mobile

Have been here several times and have never been disappointed. Took a drive with the in-laws to show them some local produce. Food was fresh and tasty. Great use of local produce and small business products. A place you must stop at if you’re up...this way.More

Date of visit: October 2019
332tk, Owner at Kandanga Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2020

Thanks so much for the review Emmaleigh. Be sure to keep track of us on Facebook and Instagram for the next version of Kandanga Kitchen as we are changing a few things around. Love your work and thank you so much for leaving a review...More

Reviewed 7 August 2019 via mobile

This place is the best. All organic (not that I care about that) they use veggies from the farms and local meat. The staff r super friendly and they also use Bargara brewery beers from Bundaberg (I have been to the brewery muchos recommend). I...had one of my first vego meals for the year, pumpkin crepes, but got their potato smash too. It was.....amazing. I would almost go vego for it if meat wasn’t so amazing and the best thing ever. Go here. Enjoy yourself. I will travel back from sunny coast just for a visit it’s amazing.More

Date of visit: August 2019
332tk, Owner at Kandanga Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2020

Thanks for taking the time out Justin to leave a review. Greatly appreciated. !

Reviewed 21 July 2019 via mobile

What a great place for the Mary Valley and Kandanga to have. You can sit out on the back patio overlooking the paddocks and enjoy the quality food the Kitchen has to offer. The coffee and cakes are to die for, and they now have...a liquor lic with beautiful wines and excellent craft beersMore

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 18 July 2019 via mobile

Loved every moment of my families lunch at Kandanga Kitchen. Incredible service, quality food and the great environment to enjoy a meal. I felt like family coming to lunch here.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 18 July 2019

Good for the drive and a relaxing lunch, lovely hinterland and relaxing atmosphere. Food is better than you would normally expect for such an "isolated" area; loved the mushroom crespelle (5 pieces) and a spicy Xian pork.

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 27 June 2019

Alas Cafe not open on our Tuesday drive .. should have checked. Love to return & soak up the total country atmosphere. The eco/organic & local ethos is great to hear about from the passion of the owner/staff. This has to be a true hidden...gem ... well worth the drive ... but hey check when Kitchen/cafe is open!More

Date of visit: June 2019
332tk, Owner at Kandanga Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2020

Hi Graham. Let us know what we can do in the future to get 5 stars when we are open ;) Be sure to check our Facenbook and Instagram for our new location. Kandanga Kitchen :)

Reviewed 8 June 2019 via mobile

We read some good reviews so popped in for a look and were more than disappointed. The coffee was good, but an attempt at an ethos of paddock to plate that didn't breathe it from the core, and food that wasn't nearly as good as...it's presentation let us down. The home made maple syrup lacked maple, the sweet potato french toast was burnt and lacklustre. The bacon was dry and overdone. There was no sauce with the eggs but when we asked we were offered tomato relish or japanese mayo. The mushroom crepes were ok but didn't exactly pop with flavour, in fact, none of what we had did. The place has a grey new shed that feels a little sterile and wannabe but doesn't quite pull it off. It is also pretty pricey for what you get. There is a grocery store next door and they sell random things like boots and shovels. This place has potential but we walked out feeling like it was weird and the whole thing just doesn't gel together. Will give it a miss next time and get a pie at Kandanga Store instead.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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