The Almond Carriage Café

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Local Icon & Tourism Attraction
A place you must visit in Mclaren Vale


The Almond Carriage Caféis a last century 1930’s style train carriage which was built in 1908 & is located in Mclaren Vale next to the Shiraz trail. It is a local icon & popular tourist attraction in Mclaren Vale & the best place to taste local food. The Almond Carriage Café is attracting tourists of all ages from all over the world. A must visit for the food lover.

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  • The Almond Carriage Caféis a last century 1930’s style train carriage which was built in 1908 & is located in Mclaren Vale next to the Shiraz trail. It is a local icon & popular tourist attraction in Mclaren Vale & the best place to taste local food. The Almond Carriage Café is attracting tourists of all ages from all over the world. A must visit for the food lover.

  • Are you struggling to find somewhere to visit while you are on holiday? Are you trying to find an interesting place to be with your family on the weekends? Are you worried about the high price of a winery restaurant? The Almond Carriage Café solves the problem for you.

  • The Almond Carriage Café was built in 1908 & maintains all its charm & character although it’s been over 100 years. The Almond Carriage Café has a relaxing atmosphere to enjoy great food, while the locals & tourists can feel the glory of the Australian railway of the last century. When you enter the train carriage you instantly feel that you have stepped back in time. Even the luggage accessories are what the owner has bought from all over the world. In keeping with the 1930’s carriage style we provide light lunches, snacks & drinks. Our gourmet burgers will not only please your palette but also a good concept for instagram & facebook.

  • While enjoying your delicious food, desserts or afternoon tea you can choose an old train book from our mini library reading about the carriage history. The friendly owner & staff are happy to chat with you. We really believe the delicious coffee & the flowers surrounding the deck will enhance your time in the carriage.

  • The café is surrounded by green trees & flowers as you can see different colours in different seasons. The green spring, the flower summer, the red autumn & white winter. You can find beauty anytime you visit here. When you are sitting in the carriage slowly stirring your coffee looking outside of the window, the sunshine & flowers make for an enhanced experience. It is just like being in a painting. The Almond Carriage Café will be the best place for you to enjoy in Mclaren Vale.

  • Our fresh food is sourced from local producers in the Mclaren Vale & surrounding districts. We believe we can give you the best quality & value for money. Eat fresh, Eat local, you will taste the difference. The Almond Carriage Café team sincerely believe this. Our barista will delight you by making our signature Caramel Swirl Cappuccino’s as well as our great coffees & teas. We also make our Signature Milkshakes, English Devonshire teas, & house made desserts that are presented beautifully for you.

  • The Almond Carriage Café has been under new management since July 2017. We have kept the best of the best, & will strive to give you more or better. We hope to see you soon & help give you an experience you will enjoy & remember.


We offer a wide variety of foods and drinks


Tea - English Breakfast, Irish Breakfast, Earl Grey, Lay Grey, Peppermint, Chamomile, Darjeeling, Green Tea, Matcha, Chai Tea.
Cup $3.50 / Mug $4.50 / Takeaway $4.00

Coffee - Cappuccino, Café Latte, Piccolo Latte, Flat White, Long Black, Macchiato, Mocha, Decaf, Hot Chocolate, Chai Latte.
Cup $4.50 / Mug $5.50 / Espresso $4.00 / Babychino $2.00

Caramel Swirl –Your choice of Vanilla, Hazelnut or Caramel Flavoured Cappuccino
Decorated with caramel syrup.
Cup $6.50 / Mug $8.00

Iced Latte – Coffee Shot with Milk & Ice

Iced Coffee & Iced Chocolate – With Ice-cream & Syrup


Signature Milkshakes – Banana, Blue Heaven, Butterscotch, Caramel, Chocolate,
Coconut, Coffee, Lime, Pineapple, Raspberry, Spearmint, Strawberry, Vanilla, Mix your own
Kids $3.00 / Medium $5.00 / Large $8.00

Old Fashioned Spider – Your choice of a Bickfords soft drink with a big scoop of ice-cream

Berri Juices – Orange Juice, Apple Juice, Pineapple Juice

Bickfords – Cream Soda, Ginger Beer, Lemon Lime & Bitters, Sarsaparilla, Traditional Kola

Iced Tea – Peach, Mango, Lemon, Raspberry

Ferretti Water – Sparkling Mineral Water or Still Water
Sparking $4.00 / Still $3.00

Soft Drinks - Coke, Coke Zero, Fanta, Lemonade, Solo

Almond, Soy, Lactose Free Milk, Extra Shot, Flavour Syrup, Cream + $1.00 


La France Profonde (V) (GF) – Warm French crepes served with maple syrup & your choice of cream or ice-cream / fresh lemon & sugar
1 Crepe $8.00 / 2 Crepes $12.50

Pichi Richi – French toast with bacon & maple syrup / nutella & fresh strawberry / Cinnamon.
1 slice $8.00 / 2 slices $12.50

Paddington Muffin – Bacon, egg & cheese served on a
toasted English muffin.

Coachman Breakfast – 2 Bacon & Eggs on slices of Toast 

TGV Croissant – A large butter croissant toasted with ham, cheese & tomato

1908 Centenary Breakfast – 2 eggs, bacon, chorizo, grilled tomato, baby spinach & a slice of toast.

Coach Benedict – 2 poached eggs & bacon or salmon served on an open toasted English muffin & drizzled with hollandaise sauce.
Bacon $16.00 / Salmon $18.00


The Ghan – Bacon, lettuce, tomato, garlic butter, tomato sauce on a toasted hamburger bun.
Served with hot chips.

Orient Express – Your choice of meat, cheese, caramelised onion, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, garlic butter, tomato sauce on a toasted hamburger bun.
Served with hot chips.
Beef / Chicken / Lamb $17.50
Alpaca $24.50

V- Line (V) – Vegetable patty, cheese, caramelised onion, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, garlic butter, tomato sauce on a toasted hamburger bun.
Served with hot chips.

Outback Spirit – Your choice of meat, bacon, cheese, caramelised onion, garlic butter, tomato sauce on a toasted hamburger bun.
Served with hot chips.
Beef / Chicken / Lamb $19.50
Alpaca $26.50

Indian Pacific – Salmon patty, cheese, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, garlic aioli, tomato sauce on a toasted hamburger bun.
Served with hot chips.


Schnitzel - served with Steak Chips & Mushroom Gravy
Beef $18.50 / Chicken $17.50

Battered Whiting - served with Steak Chips & Tartare Sauce

Salt & Pepper Calamari - served with Steak Chips & Tartare Sauce

Spaghetti - served with Bacon, Neapolitan Tomato Sauce, Parmesan Cheese & Parsley

Garden Salad - Mixed Leaves, Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumber, Red Onion, Crumbled Bacon & Italian Dressing
$14.50 / Smoked Salmon $18.00 



Raisin Toast – choice of Honey, Peanut Butter, Strawberry Jam, Vegemite
1 Slice $3.00 / 2 Slices $5.00 / Extra Portion $0.50

Carriage Sandwich – Choice of Cheese, Ham, Bacon, Egg, Tomato, Lettuce, Cucumber
2 Fillings $6.00 / 3 Fillings $8.00 / 5 Fillings $10.00 / Toasted + $1.00

Hot Dog – Frankfurt sausage, cheese, caramelised onion served on
a hot dog roll with tomato sauce or mustard.

Chicken Nuggets – served with chips & tomato sauce.

Hot chips – served with tomato sauce.
Small $5.00 / Large $8.00

Wedges – served with tomato sauce.
Small $6.50 / Large $10.00


Ice-cream Sundae – Vanilla Ice-cream with your choice of flavour topping with sprinkles on top.
1 scoop $5.00 / 2 scoops $8.00

Affogato – Espresso shot with a scoop of ice-cream & a drizzle of chocolate syrup.

Almond croissant

Homemade Scones with Jam & Cream.
1 for $5.00 / 2 for $9.00

Carriage Devonshire Tea
Homemade Scones, Jam & Cream
With your choice of tea.
Pot for 1 $8.00 / Pot for 2 $15.00 / Coffee + $ 1.00

Carriage Made Desserts – New York Cheesecake, Carrot Cake,  Chocolate Brownie, Banana Bread, Citrus Tart

Kids Cupcakes & Assorted Biscuits – please select from our display on the counter
From $2.50


A traditional train cabin style restaurant


We are open five days a week






10:00 to 16:30


10:00 to 16:30


10:00 to 16:30


10:00 to 16:30


10:00 to 16:30


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