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the retro vibe

31 The Strand, Port Elliot, South Australia 5212, Australia
+61 8 8554 1958
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“scones” (8 reviews)
“frittata” (2 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Hours
Australian, Cafe, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
31 The Strand, Port Elliot, South Australia 5212, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly efficient staff, great food. A quirky comfortable place decked out in 50s & 60s furniture. Relax and listen to sounds from way back when.. read a magazine from 1954. A pleasant experience in a beautiful little town. Worth a visit. Coffee is great!

Thank Doreen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A first for us here, but we were welcomed as if we were friends from times ago.The interior so obviously reflecting the past, even to the tubular steel tables from the fifties; coffee was served in quaint little patterned cups, background music played from years...More

Thank Annasus2016
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

I stopped here for an ice cream for my son but was told they only serve ice cream in ‘spiders’ not on its own which was a bit disappointing. In the end I ordered a hot chocolate for myself and a cake for my son....More

Thank Magiclamb
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Awesome little place. Stopped for coffee...which is great and added a savory pumpkin and feta scone to have with coffee. Delicious... Friendly staff

Thank Kazab21
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Wow... what an awesome cafe located centrally in Port Elliot. The retro furniture brings back so many memories and makes you feel at home the moment you walk in. The outdoor balcony has a fantastic view, particularly if you enjoy watching the SteamRanger train. Service...More

Thank ls752018
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

I visited for a coffee and it was a terrific tasting cup served in a retro cup. History is there for you to read and you do feel you’ve stepped back in time. I returned the next day and enjoyed a lovely breaky!

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Had coffee here before very good, this time we had brunch. A very large serving of scrambled eggs with bacon 2 pieces of sourdough toast yummy! Long black as usual out on the small deck looking down the Strand. We saw the cockle train pass...More

Thank Dazal0
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Popped in for lunch, lovely cafe, excellent staff, service and food will return again. A little hidden gem

Thank Deborah K
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Lovely place for a coffee and cake. Lots of interesting retro fixtures. Privacy for a chat. very good coffee. Lunch menu looked good too.

Thank GretaH600
Reviewed 5 June 2018

The staff in here are just awesome. We come every week as a group after Thursday morning yoga and they are always so accommodating to us. Their savoury scones are served with lashings of butter and they have a great spread of soups, wraps and...More

Thank bronnyw2015
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Jessicca D
8 December 2016|
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Response from mfak2012 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Yes, they do gift vouchers - $20.00. $40.00 and $60.00 only. A great gift for someone - I'm sure any would be appreciated! Cheers!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 11
Australian, Cafe, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 The Strand, Port Elliot, South Australia 5212, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Port Elliot
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8554 1958
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The Retro Vibe - a Cafe providing good old fashioned Australian Breakfasts, Morning and Afternoon Teas, fresh made to order Lunches, Espresso Coffees, Tea by the Pot. Retro inspired decor, reproduction and original retro items for sale including Port Elliot memento items. Separate kids play area with couches for mums and dads. Bookings, groups and tours welcome. Outdoor deck dining area for up to 20 guests overlooking The Strand and the Port Elliot Railway Station and its Gardens. Ample complimentary car and bus parking available. Located a 5 minute walk from Hotels, beach and southern ocean whale lookout.
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