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“Amazing Food, exceptional service, can't wait to return.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Y

Cafe Y
159 Hermann Thumm Drive, Lyndoch, South Australia, Australia
+61 8 8524 5001
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Ranked #2 of 10 Restaurants in Lyndoch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood, Greek, Grill, Vegan
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Open Daily 10am-5pm Closed Tuesday Greek Influenced A la Carte & Wood Fired Cuisine. Riverside location overlooking Chateau Yaldara. Select from Extensive Seasonal Menus in the Barossa. Delicious, Filling, Healthy, All Day Dining Options Featuring Cafe Y's Signature Dish Wood Fired Barossa Pork Belly. Other Popular Specialties include The King George Whiting Plate, Chargrilled SA Organic Lamb & Mash, MSA Beef Eye Fillet Steak With Grenache Shiraz Mouvedre Glaze, Creative Salads, Vegan Clay Cooked Moussaka. Seasonal Menus Always Offering Gluten Free, Vegetarian & Vegan Options. Gluten Free & Vegan Dessert Choices too.
Adelaide, Australia
1 review
“Amazing Food, exceptional service, can't wait to return.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This restaurant was an amazing find. Thankfully we were able to be accommodated without a booking. I will book next time though to get one of the lovely tables by the window with closer to the gorgeous views.
I felt welcome from the moment The owner Nick greeted us. I had the Pork Belly that had been roasting for 2 days and I must say it was one of the best meals I've ever had. The roasted pumpkin was to die for and the mash and pear were both so flavoursome.
My friend had the beef and it had the most beautiful flavours.
The dessert was absolutely amazing. It was a baklava layered with ice cream with pistachios, honey and an amazing cinnamon flavour.
The staff made the experience so special they knew their food and their fine, and proudly spoke about their products and where they were sourced from.
I highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Top place for breakfast/brunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We received a speedy email reply about GF options and we were not disappointed. All the food was high quality, tasty, well prepared and presented. The coffee was exceptional. Thank you for having us.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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2 reviews
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“A slice of heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We were greeted by Ilias who made us feel so welcome. Ilias explained the menu with such detail and passion for the food, we knew that we were in for something special. His mother Mary did not disappoint. My wife and I both had the 2 day cooked pork belly, which was incredible. The fat had rendered down and the meat was not greasy like some we have had. Every element of the meal was spectacular. This is not a Cafe, although the coffee was great as well. This is up there with the best restaurants we have eaten at. We love our food and wine, and this is a must for one of the best home style modern meals you will have. Ilias and Mary have ruined us, we can only dream of that pork belly and wait patiently till we visit again. We do hope it is soon.

Visited July 2014
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Adelaide, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Amazing Food and wonderful Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

As the owner and Operator of Adelaide's Top Food and Wine Tours we bring guests to Cafe Y on a regular basis, and have done so for many years. The venue is situated by a tranquil stream.
The name says Cafe, however it's really not just a Cafe - it is a Restaurant. The food is of that quality, and the service is well, friendly and professional. What else could I asked for?
I highly recommend Cafe Y in the Southern Barossa to anyone who is in need of Nutrition.
Danny

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Excellent Food and Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We recently had our first trip to the Barossa Valley and stopped over to this restaurant for lunch. The food and service was excellent. We had seafood which was fresh. Ilias and his parents were great hosts.The surroundings are tranquil and ideally set along a river. Highly recommended!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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