Morialta Nature Cafe Review
Review by Susannah Marks
Here’s even more reason to visit Morialta Conservation Park – the Morialta Nature Playground now has its own cafe.
We love getting out and about and exploring the trails at Morialta Conservation Park and spotting koalas and (depending on the weather and how well-rested they are) my kids usually do too. The thing is, however, my kids always want to make a beeline straight for the Nature Playground and if they had a choice they might even give the walk to the waterfall a miss and just spend all morning at the playground.
I’m optimistic the new Morialta Nature Cafe will be something of a game changer. It’s right next to the top section of the Morialta Nature Playground so you can theoretically grab a park and immediately head up the path towards the walking trails and then after a nice walk everyone can enjoy a coffee or ice cream. Delayed gratification!
When you can’t decide what flavour icecream you want it’s always best to go for a ‘rainbow cone’.
Just look out for the bright yellow and red umbrellas out the front of the stone building right at the top of the Nature Playground.
Coffee and icecream options
Morialta Nature Cafe is actually more of a coffee cart than a fully-fledged cafe, but it still serves great coffee, chai and teas; and ice creams. You can get your coffee with lactose-free milk, soy milk, almond milk, and standard cows milk.
The snake play structure is a perfect place to go and hide in (or on top of) with your ice cream if you don’t want to share it with anyone.
Opening hours (as of March 2019)
They’re open Wednesday through to Sunday (weekdays 9-12, weekends 9-2:30) – please check their Facebook page as times may vary.
Prices (as at March 2019)
- Regular coffee is $4.50, large coffee is $6
- Kids’ ice creams: small $4, large $6. Waffle cones: small $5, large $7
- eftpos facilities are available.
Things to consider
- Dogs aren’t welcome in the park itself but as long as they’re on-leash you can bring them into the playground area
- BYO cup for 50c off
- Opening hours may vary depending on the weather – best to check their Facebook page for updates
- Keep an eye on your little person if you’re walking back towards the playground with your coffee/icecream as there are a couple of skiddy patches of path that you might slip on
- There are no public toilets at the cafe itself – you’ll need to head back towards the playground and use the ones there
This review was written and photographed by Susannah Marks. Originally from New Zealand, she now calls Adelaide home and loves getting out and about and exploring all the fabulous things for families to do in Adelaide. See her blog Seesaws & Cellar Doors for more of her work.
For more information and all enquiries please visit Morialta Nature Cafe Facebook page
What: Morialta Nature Cafe
When: Hours vary. Best to check Morialta Nature Cafe Facebook page
Where: Morialta Nature Playground – par
Who: Coffee & Playground Lovers
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As per all our Play & Go reviews, this is not a sponsored post and our review is done completely independently. All photos are by Susannah Marks for Play & Go. See her blog Seesaws & Cellar Doors for more of her photographs.
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