The Loose Caboose

4.3
23 reviews
$40 and under
Café

Top tags:

Casual
We are a local family owned cafe in Hindmarsh, located in Australia's oldest heritage listed railway station, dedicated to local produce, coffee and wine.

The Loose Caboose is open 7 days a week serving amazing breakfast, brunch and lunch in a unique relaxed atmosphere.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 23 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.1
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TessaM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the menu, the ambience, the food - the outstanding caring service of our waitress whose name I forgotten she was absolutely delightful and thoughtful 💜

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AnnaM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sumptuous food, we had a great time with great children.

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BAFFY
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to eat with family and/or friends. Great ambience and wonderful food. Have been there a few times now and have not been disappointed.

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MichelleD
Adelaide
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

Unfortunately for the owners, I think we got a server (who seemed to be in charge) who was having a bad morning. Seemed to use the online booking system as a way to avoid a chat on the day of booking and then the terms and conditions of the online system as an excuse on the day we got there. Were told we were going to be considered a no show on the day as we didn't all order from the food menu. I assume this was to avoid a service fee from the online booking company, but with random varying surcharges depending on who was paying, and making the last person pay for a drink they hadn't ordered because staff had messed something up can cover any admin fee they pay for their booking service. This would have made some sense if they were full or busy, but they weren't, 9 people spending approx $150 that are in and out in 45minutes I thought would be a good thing when you aren't full. But apparently not, as I received the "sorry you didn't turn up email" suggesting it's not a nice thing to let your hard-working cafes down during covid. We would have been better off as 9 walk ins and annoying the server and kitchen that way, as we seemed to annoy her anyway with notice. I
also assume the "no show" is a mark against my name in the Open table app, which is unacceptable.

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JaneL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Don’t make a booking unless all of you are planning to order a food item from the menu. Friends and I caught up for morning coffee and the lady who served us said that all of us were required to order a food item from the menu because we made a booking. (Apparently ordering the coffee wasn’t enough).

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EmmaC
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great coffee ... I know everyone says that but I REALLY mean it !
Service excellent even on a busy weekend, remember to book as gets busy ... attention to covid management very good ... and super tasty interesting food ...

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Tilly
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food and coffee, super friendly staff and beautiful decor

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KonradN
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place! Haven’t been for a while & so glad to be back. Food was amazing & service was friendly and energetic. Highly recommended!

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Rudolph
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Friendly hosts, welcoming of children. However the attitude of one staff member was abrupt and less than welcoming. This is consistent with my previous two experiences. Food is fresh and tasty; coffee is a great brew. Disappointing that only one hour was allocated to our booking; many others offer 90 minutes. We were unable to have our second cuppa and finish with a sweet treat.

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heath
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

Great cafe, a unique style and good food. Staff fun and engaging.

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JacquiA
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Food was good and service started well but finished badly. Very disappointing.

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SandraF
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great coffee great food and prompt polite service on a very busy morning. Will definitely go back to try other dishes on the menu

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AnnaV
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, helpful and friendly staff and wonderful venue. Love it, will definitely be back.

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Geoff
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent staff and service. Attentive and efficient. Food was great.

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KatherineC
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious!! Will be definitely going back . Great service too!

JM
JanetM
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Rather disappointing. Two of us sent coffee back because the milk was sour. The brioche was stale and the ‘sourdough’ under the crab scramble was not toasted. Maybe I read item wrongly but made for a squishy not so pleasant experience.
Really liked the menu but didn’t quite give what was promised.

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HeatherC
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and food were excellent. A quirky location and a great Reuben! We loved it.

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SharonP
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always I can rely on the consistency of the Loose Caboose. I had a party of 7 and booked online with a specific request. Table was ready on arrival and the request met. The food is always good, different menu to last time but all 7 of us really enjoyed our food and got envy of others dishes as well. Staff friendly and helpful and highly recommend

JS
JosephS
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Loose Caboose is great food and definitely worth a try. Pretty sure you'll be back.

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PetaM
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience2

Such rude staff... rushed us to put in an order 30 seconds after we had arrived, very little customer service and quite rude about the eftpos machine not working fast despite this not being our issue... overall would not come back again purely due to the wait staff

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JessicaV
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely decor inside. The menu was full of delicious options and the smashed avo did not disappoint.

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JuliaC
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The dish was delicious, but the pork was a bit too tough and dry. And for the price would be considered small. Nice ambiance though.

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IvanG
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely spot excellent service and food good parking facilities

FAQs

The Loose Caboose offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (08) 8340 0809.

The Loose Caboose is rated 4.3 stars by 23 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.