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1 Bennett/22 Mitchell Street NT HOUSE | Near Tourist Information Centre, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
0408 372 273
Today
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Wed 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thu - Fri 6:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Tropical experience Cafe unique in Darwin! Old-fashioned comfort food...
Tropical experience Cafe unique in Darwin! Old-fashioned comfort food including Homestyle ham off the bone, English Style corned beef & roasted chickens, Slow cooked belly pork & home made Gluten Free cakes and treats (decadent!) in addition to die for real fresh homemade cakes. Rustic Gourmet Tasty cafe food.ILLY premium coffee. OPENING TIMES MONDAY TO WEDNESDAY 6.30am to 4pm. THURSDAY AND FRIDAY 6.30AM UNTIL 4.30PM SATURDAYS from 7.00am until 4.30PM SUNDAYS from 8am until 4PM Roving acoustic music and Weekend Food for an amazing different start to the weekend. Relax and enjoy. Java Spice Cafe Emporium is a unique cafe with stunning interiors, artwork and has a gallery as well as unique gifts from the Spice Islands. A true Darwin Tropical Experience not be missed. SPECIALISING IN HIGH TEAS, BABY SHOWERS, BRIDAL SHOWERS AND GIRLIE CATCH UPS..
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Top spot in the Top End

What a wonderful cafe in Darwin. Beautiful leather seats, candles on the tables, cold water and cold towels brought to your table as soon as you sit down. Such a welcome relief after walking in the heat of Darwin. Wonderful food, great coffee and top service from excellent staff. A must if you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
716sue
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Fremantle, Australia
Good for:
  • Romantic
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English first
Darwin, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Service was very good. Food choices were very good. Atmosphere was very good. Will be attending there again.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

I use to go java spice at least 3 times a week when I lived here its been 2 years now that I have returned to Darwin so I went for the the best coffee in town ??? How things change it has to be new owners moya s magic touch has gone the chairs are all in the wrong... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Leaving Darwin after two and a half years and this has been my favorite place for coffee and a quick bite - go for the coffee but stay for the banana bread (very tasty). Highly recommend going on Sunday morning/afternoon as one of owners brings in his bingo and plays tunes throughout the day. Prices are a touch higher than... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Love this coffee shop. With its eclectic decor and upmarket feel it is a delight to have somewhere in Darwin that is not ho-hum and generic. A variety of seating arrangements with old tea house style/feel and an eye to art makes it an enjoyable experience in the tired coffee market of Darwin. This place has obviously been put together... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Great Darwin location, try it, well located, good coffee, good food, has live music and close to city attractions

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Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Walked in off the street, great atmosphere even better coffee. I wasn't expecting to be able to find decent coffee in Darwin but Java spice exceeded my expectations. Java spice would be a success in the home of Australian coffee (Melbourne). I watched Irene fastidiously make a macchiato- perfect! I also had the Apple cake which they serve with ice... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Anyone looking for a little oasis that offers great coffee, food and atmosphere, then here it is. Situated around the corner from the Hilton Hotel, this was the perfect spot that offered a break from the heat of Darwin in a very tasteful environment. Rae & Nello from Brisbane

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Fremantle, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

What a wonderful cafe in Darwin. Beautiful leather seats, candles on the tables, cold water and cold towels brought to your table as soon as you sit down. Such a welcome relief after walking in the heat of Darwin. Wonderful food, great coffee and top service from excellent staff. A must if you are visiting Darwin. Oh, and the cakes... More 

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Perth, Australia
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311 reviews 311 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I used to love this place, but it's fallen off the rails just recently. All the asian waitresses have had a mass exodus and the service is simply not the same. It's a piece of Singapore in the heart of darwin. The cakes are excellent, I must say, but the last couple of times I've been there, I've found the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We stumbled across this coffee shop when driving around the city, and are glad we did. Though we did not sample the menu apart from the coffee, we were totally impressed by the ambiance of the place - comfortable chairs, well-placed for privacy but also catering for larger groups, friendly service - and of course good coffee. Yes, a little... More 

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Additional Information about Java Spice Cafe Emporium

Address: 1 Bennett/22 Mitchell Street NT HOUSE | Near Tourist Information Centre, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Phone Number: 0408 372 273
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Northern Territory  >  Top End  >  Darwin
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 3 - 11
Cuisine: Thai

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Bennett/22 Mitchell Street NT HOUSE | Near Tourist Information Centre, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Northern Territory  >  Top End  >  Darwin
  • Phone Number: 0408 372 273

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 11
  • Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

Description

Tropical experience Cafe unique in Darwin! Old-fashioned comfort food including Homestyle ham off the bone, English Style corned beef & roasted chickens, Slow cooked belly pork & home made Gluten Free cakes and treats (decadent!) in addition to die for real fresh homemade cakes. Rustic Gourmet Tasty cafe food.ILLY premium coffee. OPENING TIMES MONDAY TO WEDNESDAY 6.30am to 4pm. THURSDAY AND FRIDAY 6.30AM UNTIL 4.30PM SATURDAYS from 7.00am until 4.30PM SUNDAYS from 8am until 4PM Roving acoustic music and Weekend Food for an amazing different start to the weekend. Relax and enjoy. Java Spice Cafe Emporium is a unique cafe with stunning interiors, artwork and has a gallery as well as unique gifts from the Spice Islands. A true Darwin Tropical Experience not be missed. SPECIALISING IN HIGH TEAS, BABY SHOWERS, BRIDAL SHOWERS AND GIRLIE CATCH UPS..
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 4:30 pm

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