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Saltwater Cafe

Cafe, Fast food, Australian, Pizza
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2 Cadell St, Goolwa, South Australia 5214, Australia
09:00 - 21:00
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Adelaide, Australia
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here on a very busy, long weekend. We ordered take out pizza and it was great. The staff handled the hectic restaurant with ease, well it seemed to anyway. The pizzas were great, made with fresh produce and a smile!! The restaurant is fresh and inviting and offers a much better experience than the pizza place across the... More 

Thank Aabbccdd11
Nashville, Tennessee
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98 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had made reservations for the Cockle Train, but had not had lunch yet, so we stopped in the Saltwater Cafe for a quick bite to eat. Both my husband and I ordered a grilled chicken wrap. It was very large and filled with lettuces, tomatoes, onion, grilled chicken and the Thai chili sauce - very tasty and filling! Would... More 

Thank Linda C
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So happy to find this gem which provides a comprehensive GF menu as well as delicious full cafe menu. The GF buns are delicious for the burgers, the pizzas smelt pretty good, but we couldn't go past the burgers. Service was friendly and pretty prompt. Costs are average for good quality cafe food. Definitely be back!

Thank Amandats
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

my wife and i had brekky at the Saltwater cafe a few days ago. Prices are reasonable and food was good and ample and service was attentive. Not as busy as i would have expected but it was worth a try. I have included a photo of my scrambled eggs with smashed avo on toast. There are other brekky options... More 

Thank Andrew A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Unreal. Top service and great coffee and food. Surprised at the low reviews but being the busiest days of the year, you can't expect miracles from staff clearly run off their feet.. the shop was packed to capacity and the staff were doing a great job

Thank Nigel H
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

I thought it was good. I am surprised at some of the low reviews but every one has different expectations. We will be back.

Thank Justin N
Greater Adelaide, Australia
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Had a good takeaway fish n chips and a selection of their burgers and hotdogs. All was good need to ask for salt if you want it on your chips. Coffee the next day was good as well. Not the usual mass made garbage.

Thank Pockle88
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202 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

It's one of those businesses which simply cannot fail due to their location so its owners simply decided not to try too hard to please their customers. There is nothing outstanding or memorable about this place - the fish tends to be good and fresh, the pizzas are average and forgettable, the chips are poor (small, thin, overcooked). A reasonable... More 

Thank MichalRosa
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402 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Saltwater was very busy today being a public holiday. This is a hot food, takeaway, deli type of place. Wasn't actually expecting much but was pleasantly surprised. Service was really friendly and very fast. The food is basic but looked ok. Coffee was excellent and the prices were very reasonable. Recommended.

Thank MarkNob
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Sat at an uncleared table that was not cleared during our 30minute wait for food. We finally cleared it ourselves. Not sure why it took 30 minutes to prepare chicken wraps? No explanation was offered, neither was a smile. Avoid, avoid, avoid.

Thank Lindsay M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Fast food, Australian, Pizza
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Cadell St, Goolwa, South Australia 5214, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Goolwa
  • Phone Number: 85552783

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