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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 #33 of 248 Restaurants in Darwin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $12
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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Loved the ambience, the set up and design great place for a coffee either on ur own or with friends. I worked in Darwin for two months and couldn't get enough of this place... make sure u try the cakes

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

Love Java Spice! I live in California. Our beach community is noted for it's excellent bakeries and Java Spice is just as great. I enjoyed it in 2013 and on a recent trip. It's a must when visiting Darwin. I try to go many times when I'm in town.

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Grand Turk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Loved the cake, it was just sensational! Lots of interesting furnishings, and comfortable chairs to sit. Coffee was good too. Will go back again next time in town.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Java Spice does not assault the senses like so many places in Darwin, it soothes them. The juxtaposition with the Deck bar next door could not be more stark. From a loud music and excited voices at the Deck one can retreat to the soothing visual images of paintings in warm colours, tea candles, soft comfortable chairs, pleasantly spoken staff... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Java Spice has a lot of potential but the thing that lets this place down is the poor service. The wait staff appear to be untrained I.e. uni students, and do not understand the basics of customer service e.g. cake and icecream, served with a fork and no spoon. The wait staff also struggled to understand basic English which led... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I was recently looking for an appropriate venue to host a baby shower for my friend. After Googling, I discovered that Java Spice does High Teas for baby showers and I was very excited by the prospect. I went down to speak to the cafe directly about hosting a shower there and they were happy to assist, directing me to... More 

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Lake Tahoe (Nevada), Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We were hot and tired from traipsing around Darwin and had just visited Parliament house and a early gallery, when we spotted java Spice Cafe. The owner (also the artist of the paintings on the walls) greater us. The place is really interesting in how the decor is laid out and is most welcoming. WIFI is free for the asking.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Great breakfast nasi goreng, or eggs cooked at a street cart well done guys. The decor inside is terrific, and great coffee

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We'd been here several years before when Java Spice was still quite new and we loved it, so thought we'd try it out again on our latest trip to Darwin. We had read the recent mixed reviews but decided to see for ourselves for Sunday breakfast. Walked in & found a table, but none of the staff took any notice... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Disappointing visit to Java Spice today. We have been many times before but today was disappointing. Not enough staff working as waited for over 20mins to be served. Dirty dishes still on some tables, and the two staff I did see were run off their feet. In the end, we left without being served as we got tired of waiting.... 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 - 12

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