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Cockles Cafe

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Cafe, Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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U 4 33 North Tce, Port Elliot, South Australia 5212, Australia
+61 8 8554 3187
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08:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 16:00
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South Australia, Australia
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191 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had lunch ere the other day and was surprised how busy it was. The food was fresh and value for money with a small selection of wines. Well worth the visit and a better alternative to the bakery.

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Thank Ian K
Adelaide
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have past this cafe many times & finally tried it to find out why it's always busy. The food was very good, fresh & well presented. The staff were friendly and although it was almost a full house the quick service meant that tables were freed up regularly. The only down side was that the coffee was served with... More 

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Thank JKH09
Kingscote
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Travelling between Goolwa and Victor Harbor late in the day having missed lunch and needing a dinner meal before continuing transit, this gem of an eatery was the perfect stop. Extensive all day gourmet brunch menu and to die for specials made it almost impossible to choose. Both Nasi Goreng with pork, chicken and large whole prawns and Roasted Mushrooms,... More 

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Thank LocalKIguest
Adelaide, Australia
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

had brunch here with my husband on a cold and wet November day. We had the big breakfast and the Apple Jack, which were both amazing. Quick service and a really nice open atmosphere. Very busy on the Sunday morning that we were there but they were very accommodating and still served meals quickly. Will definitely go back!

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Thank stacytoby
Adelaide
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great lunch, healthy options available. Fresh produce, loved the kids menu, no chicken nuggets in sight!

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Thank AussiesWithYoungKids
Dora Creek, Australia
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had afternoon tea at Cockles cafe yesterday. Great place to relax and chat with great coffee and cake. The people next to u as really liked their lunch to. You can sit inside or out on thd deck. Lovely staff and welcoming.

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Thank willomob
Adelaide
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181 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

After a swim in Horseshoe Bay a big breakfast was in order and Cockles Café delivered. Their menu had lots of interesting breakfast options and we had a hard time choosing. The food arrived promptly and it was generous and tasty. Accompanied by good coffee we were completely satisfied with our experience. Friendly service too.

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Thank 4chillis
Port Elliot
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150 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

If they served evening meals that would be the icing on the cake. Unfortunately they limit themselves to breakfast and lunch - on weekends there is usually a a reasonable wait. We were fortunate on a cold and wet Sunday to get a table for 4 - mind you we did ring beforehand to make a reservation. The big breakfast... More 

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Thank llsaPortElliot
UK
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We have eaten here three times and all have been very enjoyable. The menu is full of interest and has plenty of different choices. We have eaten inside and out and once with our dogs under the table. Food has all been good and service pleasant.

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Thank 1237cat
Goolwa, Australia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

A spur of the moment Sunday lunch at Cockles. Beautifully presented food, individually cooked to perfection. Pleasant and friendly staff.

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Thank Ruth R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 16:00
Monday
08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 16:00
Thursday
08:00 - 16:00
Friday
08:00 - 16:00
Saturday
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: U 4 33 North Tce, Port Elliot, South Australia 5212, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Port Elliot
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8554 3187

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