South Australia is the QUEEN of having coastal getaways at our fingertips — a regular on our list is heading to the Southern Fleurieu. A day trip, a weekend getaway or a week of time out is just the ticket to recharge and feel like you’re back on track.
Need an excuse to head south? Check out some of our fave places to wine and dine…
1. Pipi at Middleton
25 Goolwa Road, Middleton | WEBSITE
Brunch, brekky, lunch… Pipi won’t disappoint! Their epic bacon and egg rolls have never failed to nurse me through a dusty morning, the brekky bowls, the salads, the smoothies… there’s nothing here I haven’t loved and it’s run by the most delightful family you’ll ever meet.
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2. Harborganics Wood Fire Pizza
58 Waterport Road, Port Elliot | WEBSITE
Friday, Saturday from 5pm, Sunday from 12pm
Head to one of the most unique cellar doors around, with a local art gallery and historic estate in the background, and top it off with the pizza of your dreams. These traditional hand stretched wood fire pizzas are loaded with the finest local ingredients — one bite will take you to will take you to funky town.
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3. Gang Gang
Pop-up food truck | WEBSITE
Front runner for the most insanely delicious cheeseburger of all time, I would follow the Gang Gang pop up van across the countryside. Luck for me, they’re regularly in the Port Elliot region ready to fulfil your wildest burger dreams. Follow their page for the tastiest game of hide and seek you’ll ever play.
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4. Kuti Shack
Main Beach carpark, Main Beach Road, Goolwa | WEBSITE
A match made in heaven — innovative Pipi dishes and local indigenous ingredients, plus bucketloads of the freshest other seafood and produce, local wine and craft beer, Kuti Shack is ready to treat your tastebuds. With three of SA’s finest chefs in the kitchen, a bite to eat in Goolwa has never looked so appetising!
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41 The Strand, Port Elliot | WEBSITE
A bottle of wine and a whole lotta share plates with a bunch of friends and I’m a happy happy chappy! Pop in for a coffee, a bite to eat, a drink or a long lazy lunch and you’ll find it hard to leave. Bonus round, check out some of the art in their gallery while you’re there.
6. Motherduck Cafe
1/13 Cadell Street, Goolwa | WEBSITE
The family behind this popular cafe are committed to serving up the freshest seasonal produce and cater for vegetarian needs, those with gluten intolerance, and also for meat lovers. Check out the Butter Chicken, the Abundance Bowl… the Curried Scallop Pie… actually, just grab a menu and go your hardest.
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7. Cockles Cafe
4/33 North Terrace, Port Elliot | WEBSITE
A laid-back bite is too easy in the centre of Port Elliot. It’s a burger-lovers’ heaven, the Nasi Goreng is next level, and the dumplings will have you wanting more, more, more!
Image credit :: Cockles Cafe
No better reason to jump in the car and have a little getaway than to fill your belly with delicious food in this pretty-as-a-picture nook of our world.