Causeway Cafe, Victor Harbor

Family Friendly Eats, Fleurieu for Kids, Regional Eats

No trip to Victor Harbor is complete without a delicious cup of coffee from The Causeway Cafe.

Located at Number 1, The Esplanade, this café is the epitome of family-friendly dining. Just a hop, skip, and a jump away from the iconic Horse Drawn Tram and Warland Reserve, with Granite Island Causeway within easy reach, it’s the ideal starting point for a day filled with exploration and excitement.

As you walk in, you are greeted with friendly smiles and the aroma of freshly brewed coffee. Whether you’re here for a leisurely brunch or a quick bite to eat, Causeway Cafe promises a memorable experience for those seeking quality time and great food.

Once indoors, the inviting ambiance beckons families to unwind and enjoy. On sunny days, bask in the sunshine at one of the picnic benches on the outdoor terrace, where children can frolic on the grass. Or, come winter cosy up indoors where the crackling combustion heater adds an extra layer of warmth. A charming Ikea play kitchen tucked in the corner adds to the family-friendly atmosphere. And with ample space for prams and readily available high chairs, parents can relax knowing their little ones are well accommodated. Nearby public toilets provide added convenience for families with children.

Serving up lip-smacking dishes, the breakfast and lunch menu caters to all tastes and preferences. During our recent trip we decided to kickstart the day and tucked into the Corn Fritters – which were excellent by the way. We also ordered the Acai Smoothie Bowl, the Avo Feta Smash and spiced things up with the flavourful Shakshuka – slow-cooked harissa-spiced tomato, chorizo, onion & capsicum, topped with poached eggs, feta & toasted sourdough. This dish was recommended by the owner and was a personal FAVE (you’ve gotta’ try it!). Of course, no breakfast is complete without a good cup of coffee, and The Causeway Cafe certainly delivers on that front. Whether you prefer a smooth latte or a strong espresso, their expertly brewed coffee is sure to hit the spot.

And for the little ones, The Causeway Cafe’s kids’ menu is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. With options like the Bacon Egg Burger and the Pick Bowl, kids can enjoy their own delicious meal alongside the grown-ups. Don’t forget to treat them to a milkshake or a hot chocolate for good measure.

The Causeway Cafe is also licensed, so you can indulge in a glass of something a little stronger if the mood strikes. Before you bid adieu, be sure to check out the fridge for a slice of cake and if one takes your fancy (it will) order it takeaway with another cup of coffee – because, why not? Also look out for their pop-up events. When we were there they were advertising a Paint & Sip which sounded FUN!

Let’s not forget about all the other fantastic amenities that make this the ultimate family destination. With a huge carpark conveniently located next door, parking is a breeze, making it easy for families to enjoy a delicious meal without any hassle. For those looking to add a bit of fun to their visit, The Causeway Cafe is right next to Dunes Mini Golf and a fabulous Games Arcade, offering entertainment for kids of all ages. You can also book local tours and/or hire a bike here. And if you happen to visit during school holidays, you’re in for an extra treat. At the beginning of the Causeway, Victor Harbor hosts a fun fair with show rides, sideshow games, and even camel and pony rides along the beach.

So whether you’re in need of a mid-morning pick-me-up in a beachside setting, a sanctuary for your frazzled parental brain, or just a place to kick back and relax, you can’t go wrong with The Causeway Cafe. Trust me, you won’t regret it – just don’t blame me if you find yourself coming back for seconds (or thirds, or fourths…).

The Causeway Cafe
Location: 1 Esplanade, Victor Harbor SA 5211
Opening times: Open 7 days a week | 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
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