Red Dove Café

The Red Dove Café is a Royal Adelaide Show institution for over 60 years. Since 1951 Red Dove has served food and drinks to Adelaide's show-goers with the purpose of raising money for mission.

In 2016 alone, Red Dove donated over $40,000 to mission projects operating right here in South Australia!

The Red Dove Cafe will be opening at the 2017 Show in a brand new location and we look forward to serving everyone who visits. Come see us!

  • Open early for hot breakfasts, award-winning scones, home made cakes, curry and much much more
  • Plenty of seating and room for strollers/families with young children
  • 100% Not-For-Profit 
  • Free jelly for the kids with family meals purchased

"If you need a break from the hustle and bustle of the Royal Show and want to make a positive difference in the lives of those less fortunate than you, eat at the Red Dove Cafe at the Show this year."

Since 1951 the Uniting Church Red Dove Cafe (formerly the Methodist Mission Cafeteria) has operated at the Royal Adelaide Show. Over 65+ years, the volunteer-run cafe has raised millions of dollars in today's terms, supporting various Christian projects in the South Australian community. Funds raised at the cafe are only spent on projects within SA, giving support to people with complex needs, and with a focus on those who are most marginalised.

Originally the cafe provided nutritious "away from home" meals to country people with livestock competing at the Show. It's hard to imagine but at the time, there were limited food options! Now a plethora of gourmet, fast food and everything in between is available. The cafe is an historic institution at the Show and will be serving up quality food from its brand new location near the Main Arena, in the South Eastern corner of the Showgrounds every day of the Show (view the map here).