Kangaroo Island offers an impressive selection of cafes, restaurants, farm gates and cellar doors where you can taste some of the delightful local produce and treat yourself to a dining out experience. Admittedly, daytime options are more abundant, whereas evening dining a little less so, which is the reason many visitors eat out during their day’s adventures, and eat in back in their Retreat, on their return. This beautifully complements your self-cooking dining-in experience at Ecopia.
Millie Mae’s Pantry, Penneshaw
Lovely rustic café offering great coffee, breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks. Open 7 days a week 7:30-16:00
Dudley Wines, Dudley
A cliff-top cellar door with spectacular views, offering wine tasting and a small menu of platters and pizzas (need to book for lunch). Open 7 days a week 11:00-16:30
False Cape Wines, Dudley
A unique cellar door with views of the vineyards, offering a great tasting experience and lovely platter and other light lunch options. Open 7 days a week 11:00-17:00
Sunset Food and Wine, Dudley
A modern bistro offering a bespoke dining experience showcasing local produce. Bookings essential. Open December-April, Tuesday-Wednesday lunch only, Thursday-Saturday lunch and dinner.
The Odd Plate, Kingscote
An a-la-carte restaurant located in a charming heritage guesthouse overlooking the beautiful Napean Bay, offering a set menu of 5 course dinner. Bookings required. Open Wednesday-Sunday 16:30-22:00
A fun, energetic and vibrant café serving artisan coffee, breakfast and lunch. Open 7 days a week 7:30-14:30. Occasionally open on Friday nights for dinner, set menu.
So Sando, Kingscote
Featuring an all day menu with fresh and toasted sandwiches. Open Wednesday-Sunday 7:30-15:00
Mini De Lights, Emu Bay
A family friendly pop up kitchen and cocktail bar. Open Wednesday-Sunday 11:00-19:00
Emu Bay Lavender Farm, Emu Bay
A working lavender farm with café offering all day menu of delightful meals and snacks, some incorporating lavender flavour and aromas. Farm gate offers a range of products. Open 7 days 9:00-16:00
Gastronomo Dining (The Enchanted Fig Tree/Sensorium), North Coast
Two incredible fine dining experiences – one offers the opportunity to dine inside the limbs of an enchanting fig tree that is over 120 years old, a summer experience, and the other is a culinary adventure for smaller groups in a rustic shearing shed. Both have set menus. Bookings essential.
The Rockpool Café, Stokes Bay
A fantastic café in Stokes Bay offering great coffee and an all day menu. Open Tuesday-Sunday 11:00-17:00
Parndana Hotel, Parndana
A lovely family friendly pub offering a reliably good menu for lunch and dinner. Open 7 days a week 10:00-00:00
Vivonne Bay General Store, Vivonne Bay
A fantastic café offering a range of meals including their famous whiting burger! Open daily 10:00-16:00 and sometimes for dinner in the warmer months.
Islander Estate Vineyards – https://www.iev.com.au
Spring Road - https://springsroad.com.au
Bay of Shoals - https://www.bayofshoalswines.com.au
Kangaroo Island Spirits - https://kispirits.com.au
Kangaroo Island Brewery - https://www.kangarooislandbrewery.com.au