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Java Spice Cafe Emporium

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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: Breakfast/Brunch, 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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Good for:
Romance
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations

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  • 145
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best Scrambled Eggs - ever !!

Moya is a fun host, who REALLY knows how to cook scrambled eggs - they were fantastic, as was the coffee, atmosphere and service.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
lukebutler1954
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Maleny, Australia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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Maleny, Australia
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Moya is a fun host, who REALLY knows how to cook scrambled eggs - they were fantastic, as was the coffee, atmosphere and service.

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Darwin, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I love everything about this place, the atmosphere, the coffee, the food and the smells. I love the special touches such as the tealight candles, the refreshing face towels with an orchid flower and glass of water. Sometimes there is live music which is great to listen too. Every trip to Darwin, I have to get there for a coffee.... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Dropped by for quick coffee and single slice of coconut toast to go. Clerk says, $12.95 please. I said, seems like too much. She says, how many slice you want? Just one please. She then repeats, $12.95. I ask, how much for coffee, she says, $4 something, I asked, how much for the toast, she says, $4 something. I said,... More 

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Mornington, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Is a regular haunt and really enjoy the atmosphere. Always friendly and quick service. Have tried a range of menu options and yet to find one that disappoints.

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Darwin, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I went to Java Spice this morning with my Husband for morning tea, the coffee and carrot cake was good, my husband had a toasted sandwich which he enjoyed. I do feel that $13+ for a toasted sandwich is a little too much, but overall good experience:)

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Darwin, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

A great spot for breaky with good coffee! They do fantastic omlette's and nasi-goring which is as good as i had in thailand!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We visited Darwin for one day and although I had booked an SUV to go to Kakadu, my son said let's jus chill in Darwin. So we walked the main street and were attracted by Java Spice Cafe Emporium. This is a must visit in Darwin. Owners and people are super nice. Amazing food, even for vegetarians. Moya was so... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I first came to this cafe for a friends baby shower and was extremely impressed with the food and attention given to my friend on her special event. I then took my niece there for a high tea with out families in September for her 15th birthday and we were all in awe at the food (included homemade sausage rolls... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 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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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 - 12

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?