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“Overrated” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Ozzie's Coffee Lounge

Ozzie's Coffee Lounge
22 Commercial Rd, Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia
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Ranked #9 of 18 Restaurants in Port Augusta
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Description: Phone number (08) 8642 4028
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Description: Phone number (08) 8642 4028
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“Overrated”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Expensive and small. All i could say is that it was a unique and squashy experience. Food like nan use to make would be the positive. Thanks.

Visited October 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Adelaide, Australia
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Don't expect coffee at this coffee lounge!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

Remember those scenes from Western movies where the cowboy rides into town in search of sustenance then enters the lively bar only to have everything stop and go quiet? Or the scene from Village of the Damned where you just know that those children are not from mother earth?
That gives you a little taste of the reception we received when entering Ozzies mid-afternoon for a take away coffee. At first glance it was full - every table was taken - but as our eyes adjusted to the light we realised there was lots of room but no-one was sharing tables - so a table of 4 was 'occupied' and very defintely defended by lone diners. Given that it was a very cold day and that no-one would be tempted to sit outside you might expect a more communal approach but no!
The lighting was 'moody', the mood was 'tense' the kitchen smell was 'interesting' and the occupants 'defensive'. The waitress ignored us and so spotting the 'barista' - I use that term very loosely(!) - we asked politely if they served take away coffee.
Her response was 'can't you see I'm busy' and then the waitress came up and said 'what do you want, we're really busy'. At this point I was ready to walk out but the desire for caffeine overtook commonsense and my friend persisted. We ordered politely backing out of the 'lounge' - that was pretty accurate if you are talking about your Nanna's front room - and waited outside in the cold by the plastic tables.
We weren't alone in being treated this way. We watched as a group of 4 older ladies, all laughs and smiles, entered only to exit just as quickly with one muttering, 'why can't some of them share tables?'. Another family of four seemed to have the same experience.
The two coffees - one long black and one latte - took 15 minutes and were definitely not worth the wait! Scalding hot milk, burnt beans and little coffee flavour, the best thing was the warmth in our hands from the cups.
They may call themselves a coffee lounge but the coffee is terrible and there's nothing relaxed and comfortable about this joint! Go across the square to the Office Cafe located in the Coles building - nothing fancy but good country food, nice coffee and a welcoming smile.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Port Augusta
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“NIce Light Meals”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

Great place for a snack and cold drink, coffee OK.

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“Quaint coffee shop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011 via mobile

A small coffee shop that has yummy home style savouries, sweets, drinks. Would recommend the scones with quandong jam and cream

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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