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Java Spice Cafe Emporium

1 Bennett/22 Mitchell Street NT HOUSE | Near Tourist Information Centre, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
0408 372 273
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Ranked #23 of 239 Restaurants in Darwin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $14
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
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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..
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I have visited Java spice a few times last year on business and overall was impressed with this quirky and beautiful cafe in Darwin. On my recent trip though I was disgusted at how poorly we were treated. The staff were rude and didn't acknowledge us, when I asked if I could see a menu the waitress said they dont... More

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Darwin, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I visited this cafe on a regular basis but I will no longer purchase anything from this cafe. Straight to the point, HORRIBLE customer service.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

Last week stopped by and brought what I thought was a nice cup of take away coffee only to find I had in fact purchased 1/2 cup cold take away coffee and when I complained the manger Moya surprisingly offered me 10 free cups but to date I have never seen the "free coffee". Then when I call her on... More

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I stopped here for a coffee twice while in Darwin. It has a really nice feel to it - air conditioned, nice artwork, quirky decor. They brought a bottle of chilled water and a cold hand towel with the coffee. There is indoor and outdoor seating. It's opposite Parliament House. The coffee was good - I will come again when... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

No service, no towels, no cold water, dirty table, the staff rude, texting whilst serving, bad mannered Used to be so good but now I'm definitely not coming back, second time I've come and the service has been poor

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Darwin, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Good service, excellent coffee and the most delicious selection of cakes served in an exotic and fragrant location make Jave Spice a special place to be.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

After visiting this cafe many times over the past years to return this year with my parents I actually felt embarrassed. While the decor is still delightful, the service was extremely poor, no menu was offered (or for that matter the once customery cold face washer and chilled water) we were greeted ubruptly by a waitress been in hand saying... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I first went to Java Spice over a year ago and it was wonderful, great service, coffee and great food. Over the last 18 months it really has declined. Very rude unfriendly service, the coffee is average and the food boring. The choices have become limited and the once wonderful cakes look like they are out of a supermarket, honestly... More

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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I come here all the time. Mainly because it is comfortable Quirky and Air conditioned. It is very expensive but normal a good feel so I have been happy to pay the prices. Staff have never been warm & friendly. Today they dropped the ball big time. I have been told this numerous times from my colleges. Filthy table. I... More

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Perth, Australia
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I do like to visit here when I visit Darwin because they have comfortable chairs, good quality crockery, and tasty, if basic, food. However, staff are a little laid back, and they keep on missing things, such as delivering complete orders. They could provide a few more menus as well, as they are really hard to find and when you... More

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