In the beautiful Adelaide Hills, just down the road from Gorge Wildlife Park, the Cudlee Cafe is a gorgeous spot for lunch, coffee, cake and a play in the picturesque grounds. Since the devastating Dec 2019 bushfires, the local area needs your visit more than ever so plan a day in the Hills to support these communities.
On the drive up Gorge Road we saw no less than 5 koalas from the car alone, but be sure to take care as lots of cyclists use that road especially during TDU season!
Cudlee Cafe does a great selection of meals and pride themselves on the use of fresh, locally sourced produce – so eating here helps the whole community! Much of the organically grown produce is also on sale at the cafe so while you’re there, pick yourself up some to take home as well.
There is seating inside, but if you’re bringing the family and it’s a nice day, we recommend heading outside and down the stairs to the wonderful, green, shady seating area. The place feels like your own private secret garden and has a playground for the kids – the best spot to enjoy a relaxing lunch and delicious coffee!
Head to Cudlee Cafe on a day trip, to include a visit to Gorge Wildlife Park, then drive towards Woodside, Lobethal and other bushfire affected locations to enjoy any number of spots to wine taste (like Golding, Tomich and Bird in Hand), or have a tasting, some pizza and a play in the gorgeous Barristers Block mega sandpit with onsite mini farm! Check out Melba’s Chocolates nearby in Woodside, or head the other way to areas like Gumeracha and the Big Rocking Horse!
Cudlee Cafe is located in the main street of Cudlee Creek (can’t miss it on Cudlee Creek Road) and is open 8am to 5pm Tuesday to Sunday. Plus open for dinner every 1st and 3rd Friday night of the month, as well as all public holidays except Christmas, Good Friday and New Years Eve. Contact via telephone on 08 8389 2278