I am an Australian freelance writer living in Adelaide.
Published January 28th 2012
On a day trip to Victor Harbour, lunch choices are simple- pub meal or the Causeway Kiosk. Conveniently located opposite the tram stop where you can take the Clydesdale horses across to Granite Island, it's the perfect spot for a light lunch or refreshing snack. While a kiosk brings to mind drinks, ice creams and bags of chips, you can also find meals here for adults and kids.
Enjoy a schnitzel burger with a large slab of crumbed chicken or beef in a roll with lettuce, tomato and cheese. Or a box of chips with five crumbed chicken nuggets. Or a very satisfying hamburger. The prices aren't particularly cheap (at least $10 per meal) but cheaper than you'd find elsewhere in Victor, which is such a tourist hub.
The meals are written on a large blackboard above the counter and meals are cooked to order so it's as easy as selecting your choice, ordering at the cashier and waiting for your number to be called out. There was a 5-10 minute wait as most of the food is fast food. We put together some tables in the air-conditioned dining room while the kids looked through the souveniers for sale.
Just past the counter at the entrance to the dining room was a condiments table of chicken salt and vinegar for chips, pepper and sugar sachets. We did have to pay for tomato sauce and mayonnaise separately, which came in a generous tub as opposed to those squeezy packets for hot pastries.
Salt and vinegar fries. Photo: Rainer Zenz (wikimedia commons)
The service was friendly and efficient, especially when the cashier explained that it was cheaper to get the chips and nugget pack as opposed to ordering separate nuggets costing $1.50 each! During these economic times, it is so important to support local businesses, particularly ones at places like Victor that can only have seasonal success when people come for the water. The Causeway Kiosk is a worthwhile place to start and support.
I really think if Victor Harbor had better and more upmarket cafes, it would be much more appealing to take the drive down there as it's a good distance for a one day drive from Adelaide.
I'm interested in the picture you have with the family in front of the "Victor Harbour" sign. It's obviously taken at Victor, but strangely the spelling is incorrect (not Harbour, but Harbor). How could this be allowed to stay there, without correction?