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AU$5 - AU$20
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Cafe, Diner, Australian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 18 April 2024

They told us they make the best omelettes on the peninsular …. They were right. Good wholesome food for a reasonable price. Would go back just to have another omelette!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 January 2024 via mobile

We are enjoying a mini break down on the coast and discovered this little diner. We had an excellent standard of coffee, a quality breakfast, and good service. Nice relaxed vibe, happy to recommend. Would definitely return. Check it out peeps!!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 16 April 2023 via mobile

Had two lovely breakfasts. Smashed avocado and poached eggs with salmon. Fresh ingredients and service was timely and lovely staff.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 6 January 2023

staff was friendly but i guess they have to be as i waited an hour for a small chips, sign out front said up to a half hour wait for food

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 15 December 2022 via mobile

Expected more, but avocado and salmon royal was served with very cold salmon and avocado plus a beauty of two black hairs under the bread yuck Plus coffee was only luke warm!

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 21 July 2022 via mobile

The best chips, hot dogs and burgers in Normanville. The staff are always friendly and make you feel welcome and they make good coffee too. I just wish the opening hours were in the window so I could use it more.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 28 February 2022

Great Service and food Friendly Staff, nothing too much trouble Generous serves too Pleasant spot to sit outside and watch the main street

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 8 January 2022 via mobile

Fabulous food and great service! Highly recommend. The burgers did not disappoint, make sure you come hungry. We loved it.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 4 April 2021 via mobile

We had lunch here on a Saturday late morning as Normanville was REALLY busy so we thought we'd get in early. Got a table outside with our dog. Nice shade. Friendly efficient service. Generous portions. Nice burgers. Recommended!

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 1 April 2021 via mobile

The owner of this great little find, Sarah, provided such a variety of delicious food. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. The coffee and hot chocolates went down very easily. Bacon and eggs in all varieties delicious, and we loved the scones. Not to mention the suggestions...of where else to visit in Normanville. So friendly and helpful. Two visits not enough.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 26 December 2020 via mobile

Best fish and chips and Salt & Pepper Squid in Normanville. My son recommends the hot dogs too! Generous portions but more importantly, tasty. Friendly and efficient service. A must do.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 22 March 2020

Brunch time in the Southern Fleurieu Peninsula town of Normanville. Having perused places to eat in Normanville, the Southbound Diner caught my eye. Situated in Main Street, the Diner is easily identified by its distinctive street frontage with a large US flag fluttering in the...breeze. Parking streetside is an issue at the best of times, but the adjacent Romeo’s Foodland has a large car park as the back and also gives easy access to the Diner. Under the veranda is an outdoor seating area with several tables inside as well. Entering the Diner, the service area is directly ahead with a menu on the wall behind. Printed menus are available at the service area and also on each table. The menu is varied and what caught my eye were the “breakfast” items named after US Presidents. And the current 2020 President has a burger named after him! And that’s not mentioning the Hound Dogs – 10inches – served with Beer Battered Chips. A Kennedy? An Obama? A Reagan? I settled for a Cleveland – three pancakes with bacon, maple syrup and cream. To drink a vanilla milkshake and for my partner a flat white coffee only. Selected an indoor table and gazed around the diner. The brilliant colours enhanced the ‘old’ advertising signs slightly dimmed by age. It was 50’s-60’s heaven and only missing Danny, Sandy, Richie and Fonzie! The kitchen are is open and can be viewed as the chef prepares each meal. The coffee arrived with pleasant service and was hot and of medium strength whilst the vanilla milkshake was very thick and creamy. Then came the Cleveland. Quite a visual delight and hopefully a culinary one too. I was not disappointed. The pancakes were very light and fluffy, the bacon, slightly thicker than what is normally served, was smokey and well cooked, the maple syrup was a lot thicker and not as sweet as normally supplied at pancake places. And the cream? Just topped it all off! Whilst there both eat-in and take-away trade was brisk and I can understand why with good service, a varied menu and great food. Tie that together with a chef that has a wicked sense of humour, this is a must when visiting Normanville. Return? Definitely as I do want to work my way through the Presidential meals!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 23 February 2020

Attended for luch, staff very polite and helpful. Meal came and was excellent to the taste, coffee hot and tasteful. Highly rcommend a stop over if trvelling from Adelaide to Cape Jervis

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 23 February 2020 via mobile

It's nice to see someone try something a little bit different from the normal takeaway fare. They offer themed breakfast, burgers and hotdogs. The coffee and the service is good. I have always been satisfied.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 15 January 2020

Quick, friendly service. Flavoursome milkshakes and crispy chips. Great little cafe highly recommended

Date of visit: January 2020
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Yes, Southbound Diner offers takeaway services.

Southbound Diner is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5