Regional Eats


Moonta Garden & Landscape Supplies + Chloe’s Cafe

Heading to the Copper Coast and fancy a budget friendly cafe-style meal in a beautiful setting? Who loves pondering a garden shop, perusing the aisles of adorable pots and plants, and enjoys a cup of amazing coffee too? We do! Moonta Garden and Landscape Supplies has everything a parent of 3 kids could want! We wandered the aisles looking at all of the beautiful garden merchandise and then sat down for a cup of hot java, the best cheese...

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Coffee Barn and Gelateria, Moonta

If you take a trip to Moonta and only stay in the main street or on the foreshore, you’re doing it wrong! Head less than 5 minutes from the Moonta town centre, down Spencer Hwy and you’ll find the hidden gem, that is the Coffee Barn and Gelateria! Well, we say hidden but the Coffee Barn and Gelateria is such a Copper Coast icon, that everyone in town will be telling you to visit anyway! Carl and Emma bought the business a few years...

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The Shores Eatery, Wallaroo

It’s called The Shores Eatery for a reason! You’ll find this fabulous cafe right on the foreshore at Wallaroo at the end of the Jetty – we think it’s one of the best places to eat on the Yorke Peninsula. Great food, great views, great service and a great welcoming vibe for the kids. Let’s start with that- as soon as we walked in the kids spotted the basket of bubbles and chalk on the counter and were thrilled to be...

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The Boatshed Wallaroo

Picture this. You head up to the Yorke Peninsula, landing in Wallaroo, ready for a blissful relaxing trip away from the hustle and bustle of city life. You have packed enough clothes for you and the kids to last 48 weekends and are all set, but you have no idea where to eat with the family. Well never fear, because The Boatshed has you covered! Obviously this place is packed during summer, with prime, absolute beachfront in front of the jetty...

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Port Hughes General Store

If the last time you’ve seen a general store was in a movie, it’s definitely time to pack your bags for a road trip. Location – Port Hughes. First Stop – the General Store! Holidaying *anywhere* on Yorke Peninsula? You need to look this magical little place up and visit, it’s that good, worth the drive and you will undoubtedly make some family memories here. A general store has historically been the bread and...

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Taste the Yorke, Moonta

I think I just died and went to brunch heaven. I definitely have a new contender for best brunch on Yorke Peninsula…while staying in Moonta, we dropped into Taste The Yorke, a delightful and delicious café on the main drag in town. Run by Jo and her lovely staff, Taste The Yorke gives locals and tourists alike somewhere to support local Yorkes businesses in more ways than one. The café consists of mainly outdoor seating around an...

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Kies Family Wines

We have been in love with Kies Family Wines up in the Barossa Valley for as long as we can remember. It was always such a beautiful stop off on a Barossa wine tour or day trip, that we could not wait to take the kids up to soak in the serenity and tuck into a fabulous meal. Located out at Lyndoch, under an hour from the CBD, this stunning estate offers a family friendly vibe that we find really hard to come across in what are usually adult...

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Little Beans Play Cafe Port Pirie

Port Pirie locals are already well aware of this place, but anyone travelling to, or through, Port Pirie and looking for a place for the kids to run around and burn off some energy for a few hours Little Beans will provide just that. Located on Florence St, Little Beans is a great spot for kids of all ages with plenty of equipment for kids of all ages, including older ones. Younger kids will love the pirate themed indoor playground, foam pit,...

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Lazy Ballerina, McLaren Vale

Pizza? Check! Wine? Check! Space for the kids to run and play? Check! Stunning gardens straight out of a fairytale? Check! Mums and Dads, Lazy Ballerina is your ultimate lunch spot nestled between the Fleurieu Peninsula and the Adelaide Hills. As soon as you walk up the path to enter Lazy Ballerina, you will know you have found somewhere special. The gardens are absolutely gorgeous and it is well worth visiting a few times a year to see how...

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Smiling Samoyed Brewery, Myponga

Do you like beer?Do you like pizza?Do you like dogs?Do you like great views?Do you like amazing service? If you answered YES to any of the above, then it is time to take a drive down the Fleurieu Peninsula to Smiling Samoyed Brewery at Myponga. It is situated right on the Myponga Reservoir and it is one of our favourite spots to hang out with the family while enjoying a great meal. Smiling Samoyed Brewery is open 7 days a week and have their...

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Grünthal Brew

If you are missing the sight of the yellow cow that used to greet you at Udder Delights in Hahndorf, don’t despair! The cow and the amazing cheeses are now just down the road at Grünthal Brew, along with great food, craft beer, wine, gin that can all be enjoyed in this family-friendly venue. We visited on a wet day and were delighted to find a fireplace doing a great job of keeping the space warm and cosy, surrounded by couches. The main dining...

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Prancing Pony Brewery

Its hard to believe that Prancing Pony has only been around for 10 years because in such an incredibly short space of time, they have planted their flag on the local beer landscape so firmly that its hard to remember a time when they weren’t around! When the opportunity came to head up to their flagship brewery and restaurant with the fam to check out where the magic happens, we could not say yes quick enough. Located a stones throw off...

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Renmark Club

The Renmark Club is a brilliant spot to relax with a glass of wine and a meal. Its town centre and riverfront location is the ideal place to meet with family and friends and enjoy all the perks life out here affords. This extensive community club is attractive day and night and easily caters for the significant weekend crowd whilst simultaneously hosting a Wedding in the Function Centre adjacent. There are several sections to choose from for...

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River Jack’s Cafe, Berri

River Jacks Café holds pride of place on the riverbank, beside the beautiful lawns, right at the start of Berri’s main street. If you are new to town, find the Information Centre & you’ll find River Jacks Cafe right next door – perfect for filling your bellies before you decide where you will adventure next! We took up position outside on the authentically rustic, spacious patio and set about basking in the glorious morning...

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Woolshed Brewery, Murtho

Are you even on holiday if you aren’t actively seeking out a local brewery and making any excuse to just pop in? Woolshed Brewery has become a bit of a Riverland icon and it’s easy to see why. The 100-year old shearing shed with its grated timber flooring is the heart of the brewery and is a great option for kicking back on a wet or cold day. However sit outside if you can – perched on top of a high riverbank, it has a great deck...

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Eleni’s Greek at Mallee Estate

Eleni’s Greek at Mallee Estate is a winery and restaurant experience all rolled into one, with a whole lot of history and family love keeping this wonderful Riverland business alive in the heart of Renmark. It often takes a family to create a family friendly experience and this is absolutely the case at Mallee Estate. As soon as we arrived at Mallee Estate we instantly felt at home. The grounds are well manicured and the wooden garden...

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Berri Hotel

The Berri Hotel Bistro is another large attractive venue serving from a significant and contemporary menu. You can’t go too wrong with a pub meal when you’re on holidays and you’ll find plenty of pub favourites at the Berri Hotel, along with some new options. Located on Riverview Drive in the heart of Berri, you’ll never be too far from the Berri Hotel while exploring this popular Riverland destination. During our visit,...

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Cafe Capella’s Moonta

**UPDATE** Due to a fire in September 2022, Cafe Capella’s is currently only offering a temporary pop up location with pizza at the CopperClub In The Dunes venue in Port Hughes. We’ll keep you updated once we hear of a new permanent venue, but for now, be sure to support them via their pop up – follow them on Facebook for all of the info on opening times & menus....

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Stanley Bridge Tavern

If you love a family meal out and don’t mind a little journey to get to the *very best* places, get Stanley Bridge Tavern on your must visit list. Located in Verdun in the Adelaide Hills just a short hop, skip and jump off of the freeway before Hahndorf, and this is good news if your kids are like mine and don’t travel the windy hills roads well. Little energetic people will be fine here. Book to eat out in the sheltered large beer...

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Ember Pizza

Ember Pizza can be found in the impressive ‘Provenance’ precinct in the heart of Nuriootpa. A lovely old Penfolds building that presents as a hub of eclectic, genuine Barossa food, beverage and tourism experiences. A must do if you are travelling with others, as there is bound to be something here that is sure to please every one, including food and a decent lawn + indoor or outdoor dining, perfet with the kids! Arriving in the...

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The Project at Robe

Hitting the Limestone Coast with kids? Namely ROBE in the states South East? You will not find a better family meal, or a better pizza than The Project Robe. Let’s go one further, its a pretty hard place to beat, you probably won’t find a prettier seaside town to make holiday memories in with your kids than here. Robe has it all, great pizza included, but we have know about this place for a while now. The Project at Robe is hands...

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Harvest the Fleurieu, Mount Compass

You will find Harvest The Fleurieu just before you hit Mount Compass, just under an hour out of Adelaide. It’s really all in the name – at Harvest The Fleurieu you will find delicious fresh produce from all over the Fleurieu, as well as being able to pick your own delicious strawberries from around October to May AND pick your own Tayberries for a very limited 5 week season in late November. It makes the perfect pitstop if you are...

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Adelaide Breweries that are Family Friendly

We sure have some fabulous breweries here in Adelaide but did you know that a lot are family and kid friendly? We are talking good quality venues, where the parents can responsibly enjoy a drink or two, while the kids are well and truly catered for with some fabuluos facilities. Because being a parent doesn’t have to mean some outings can’t be about us! If we have missed any places you love, shoot us a message and let us know! The...

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Location Cafe Edithburgh

If you are like us, then the first thing you do when you arrive at a small town for a regional retreat is work out the best place for coffee and food. Edithburgh is a small little place, which is part of the charm just quietly, but they are lucky enough to have a fantastic little cafe which is just lovely. Located in the heart of Edithburgh (you can’t miss it on your morning walk), you can take your pick from a large under cover area,...

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Marion Bay Tavern

If you have ever explored Innes National Park, right down the bottom of the Yorke Peninsula, you would have driven past the Marion Bay Tavern. Might not look like a lot from the outside as you drive past (it is literally a minutes drive from the entry to the National Park), but this is a real hidden gem with spectacular views, incredible pizza and a really lovely place to take the kids. When we decided to spend the weekend exploring the deep...

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The Dalrymple Hotel – Stansbury Yorke Peninsula

The Dal. You guys are going to LOVE this country pub. It’s the best we can find on the entire Yorke Peninsula and it’s surely gotta be right up there for best on ground in regional SA. Yep, I’m talking a big game, and they bring it, 7 days a week, water front views and incredibly welcoming for families with some great initiatives for kids. The menu at ‘The Dal’ offers some pub classics (done exceptionally well)...

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Minlaton Bakery

Its no secret we love a bakery. In fact hitting up a bakery whenever we travel literally anywhere, occurs so often it can be classed as a hobby. So when we spent the morning at the beautiful central Yorke Peninsula town of Minlaton, we went to where the locals go, the Minlaton Bakery. Located on the Main Street (you really can’t miss it), we found it to be ideal spot to fuel up a mid morning treat before having a crack at the awesome...

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Shifty Lizard Taphouse

Ditch metro Adelaide and the big craft brewery crowds with their massive schmancy venues and on fleek Gen Y FOH staff, (who probably wouldn’t know a mash conversion from a ferment tank, let alone how to engage with your kids over lunch, lets be honest) for a genuine grass roots type small batch micro brewery, distillery and taphouse. Shifty are serving up some of the tastiest brews and beer nosh getting around. Enter family lunch at...

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Sevenhill Hotel Clare Valley

There is a lot to love about the Clare Valley and we recently uncovered some genuinely unbelievable places for families, like the multi award winning Sevenhill Hotel. Kids are not just welcome here, they are catered for with great passion, food and activities. When you get young energetic publicans like Paul Longbottom and Kate Shadiac, who have kids of their own, you often strike gold. like you will right here. Steeped in history, Sevenhill...

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Cradock Hotel

As we reached the southern Flinders area just near Hawker, we stopped in for lunch at the Cradock Hotel. As a parent who has eaten at hundreds of pubs and restaurants with kids, I will comfortably say this was the best I have ever been too. The nature style playground was amazing, let alone a playground at a pub! Dickie, who has owned the pub for about 3 years, built a lot of it himself and with materials sourced locally from his own property....

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