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Where are the Best Cafes in Darwin?

No matter who you are, whether you are resident or tourist alike to the Top End, we all want to know the same thing – where is the best place for breakfast/lunch or  to grab a coffee in Darwin?! If you are anything like our team, we are big coffee lovers. Who isn’t?? So we have taken the liberty of trying out all the cafes,  across the Top End to bring you the best of the best Darwin has to offer!

The Best of the Best Cafes in Darwin


The Trader Bar

3 Harriet Place, Darwin.
Open: Saturday and Sunday mornings from 8am for coffee and pastries.
Known for: Fantastic coffee and the best Almond Croissants in the Territory!

The Trader

60 Winnellie Road, Darwin.
Same owner as The Trader Bar
Open: Weekdays only

Johnn Johnns

Shop 4, 14 Knuckey Street, Darwin.
Known for: Best gelato in the Top End!
The Taro & Coconut gelato is one of our favourites as well as their thick shakes.
We haven’t tried their coffee yet – as it is so hard to go past the gelato and thick shakes!
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Sweet Brew & Co Dining Room

45 Stuart Highway, Stuart Park.
Known for: Great Campos coffee
Owners of Alleycats Patisserie own this cafe
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Alley Cats Patisserie

Open: 6am – 3pm daily
69 Mitchell Street, Darwin.
Very busy on weekends – expect to wait for your meal/coffee, however worth the wait.
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Ruby G’s Canteen & Bakery

Located in an industrial unit  in Coconut Grove.
Known for: Its simple decor and a relaxed atmosphere. Great for a quick  coffee or lunch on en-route to the Northern Suburbs.
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Besser Brew Bar

Open: Mon – Sat
6/116 Coonawarra Road, Winnellie
Known for: Great Campos Coffee
The owners of Laneway Specialty Coffee also own this cafe

Laneways Speciality Coffee

Open: Daily
Known for: Great location in Parap village, home to the Parap Markets held on Saturday mornings
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Roma Bar

About 100metres from our office so this one is a favourite! Considered a Darwin Institution as it has been around for years.
Known for: Great coffee and our favourite papaya & lime lassi
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Kopi Stop

Known for: Great coffee & delicious Singapore breakfasts such as Kaya Toast  & Eggs or Congee.

Yet if you don’t wish to take our word for it, we encourage you to get out and about and try each and every one!