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Ripple & Swirl Cafe

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by Gill Lockhart (subscribe)
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Published July 17th 2017
Enjoy the perfect view from this hidden gem
Don't be fooled by the looks of this hidden gem, located at the north end of Christies Beach Esplanade. Ripple & Swirl is definitely worth the short walk past the surf lifesaving club.

Ripple and Swirl Cafe Exterior Christies Beach
Ripple & Swirl Cafe, Christies Beach


Ripple and Swirl Cafe Christies Beach External view
Gorgeous view from outside Ripple & Swirl Cafe


With a view worth taking considerably more time to choose from the family friendly menu, this small beachside cafe offers a wide range of food at reasonable prices. There is a full all day breakfast menu, with eggs whichever way you could possibly think of, croissants, toast varieties, sharing starters and meals, burgers and wraps, salads and mains and a choice of kids meals.

Ripple and Swirl Christies Beach Breakfast Menu
It may take you a while to choose from the All Day Breakfast Menu


Ripple and Swirl Cafe Chrisities Beach Main Menu
A wide range of lunch and dinners available on the menu


There are also many different boards to choose specials from, along with a wide range of different hot beverages, freshly squeezed juices, milkshakes, iced drinks, a smoothie menu to keep any fruit lover happy (fruit smoothie, berry nice, the fruity delight, mixed berry, nutty choc banana, passion fruit mango refresher, the orange blitz, go green, banana pick me up and brekkie in a cup) along with a chest full of ice creams. They also do many items for take away.

Inside Ripple and Swirl cafe, Christies Beach, Menu boards
So much to choose from...


When visiting, we had a latte (hit the spot!) and Big Breakfast to share, and boy am I glad we did! It was a seriously generous portion and it was like the breakfast that kept on giving, under layers of eggs, bacon and Turkish bread. The service was quick and the team happily engaged in friendly conversation that made it even more enjoyable.

Ripple and Swirl Cafe Big Breakfast Christies Beach
The Big Breakfast that kept on giving!


Ripple and Swirl Latte, Christies Beach
Delicious Latte that hit the spot!


When you walk inside this café, you know you're at the beach. The décor gives that seaside feel, with a wooden touch to its surroundings and also the simple touches such as a nautical display of peace, love and burgers!

Ripple and Swirl Cafe Chrisites Beach Inside Decor Peace Love and Burgers
Peace Love and Burgers


With 2 seating areas outside, one being inside a charming courtyard with added protection, it's hard not to find a seat without the perfect view. There is also ample seating inside and also at the back of the café for a quieter atmosphere.

Ripple and Swirl Cafe Christies Beach Outside Courtyard overlooking the beach sea ocean
Perfect spot to relax over looking the ocean


The cafe has also received 4.5 stars on TripAdvisor and is currently rated 6 out of 16 in the Port Noarlunga area – not bad for a little cafe which has a constant stream of happy customers. Also, check out their Facebook pages for more great reviews.

There is also a coffee loyalty incentive running whereby if you buy 5 coffees, you get the next one free… bonus!

And if you really love the location, Ripple & Swirl cater for events and is ideal with all their space available.

Next time you're in the area, take a stroll up and you won't be disappointed.
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Why? Perfect spot to relax after a walk along Christies Beach
When: 7 days a week from 8am
Phone: 08 8186 6005
Where: The Esplanade, Christies Beach
Cost: Reasonable
Your Comment
Love this place - a delightful lunch and coffee spot. A definite favourite!
by sandy (score: 2|144) 868 days ago
well done Jill
by May Cross (score: 3|5489) 870 days ago
Lovely little cafe just down the road. And a million dollar view that some people would die for - quite underestimated I think.
by ushe0 (score: 0|3) 865 days ago
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