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Roma Bar Cafe

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9 Cavenagh St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
+61 8 8981 6729
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good breakfast

Coffee 10/10 Scrambled eggs 7/10 Warm croissant 8/10 Service 10/10 Overall quite a pleasant experience. There was an interesting range of newspapers and magazines to enjoy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Adrian Q
via mobile
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Coffee 10/10 Scrambled eggs 7/10 Warm croissant 8/10 Service 10/10 Overall quite a pleasant experience. There was an interesting range of newspapers and magazines to enjoy.

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Thank Adrian Q
Northern Territory, Australia
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great breakfast menu and coffee. Always busy with locals. Relaxed seating outside - or indoors if it's too hot.

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Thank Territory_tough
Melbourne, Australia
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84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

went here in a Sunday morning and it was busy!!! there is no table service for ordering - so once decided we had to line up. I was notified on ordering there would be a wait for my bacon & eggs , and vege brekky, that's fine but was a little miffed that I saw others getting the same breakfast... More 

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Thank chrispy75-12
Darwin
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

The Roma Bar has been a Darwin icon for many years, owned and run by the same family, and now the second generation is running it. Great for coffee and house made cakes any time, traditional eggs'nbacon breakfasts, or try their famous raspberry thriller. Lunches always feature several innovative daily specials and soup, as well as a regular menu -... More 

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Thank Barraman46
Canberra, Australia
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87 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

I had lunch here during the week. The menu is quite reasonable for a cafe with a chalk board of daily specials. The croissant with salmon was beautiful. My colleague had the BLT sandwich - not fancy, but he said it was very nice. The portions where good and the prices reasonable. There appeared a steady stream of customers but... More 

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Thank silverstreak78
Darwin, Australia
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

OK but! Dirty table, cold ham, under cooked eggs, average hollandaise sauce. Left disappointed. Have been before and were happy with good service and good food. Maybe just an off time

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Thank EngineerPete69
Katherine, Northern Territory, Australia
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

A lunch with girlfriends is always a win, the Roma Bar is quirky, food was tasty, with a good range to choose including a long lunch special list. I had a frittata with Greek salad which was very nice. The staff were friendly. It was very noisy inside though, and too hot outside.

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Thank Dani F
Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Best breakfast. Relaxed, comfortable and good, honest food. They do breakfast and they do it well! Take your time, sip the coffee and go back for more as your perfectly cooked breakfast arrives leisurely but once again, perfectly prepared. Who needs to rush? Enjoyment like this should be looked forward to & savoured especially when it's banana pancakes or anything... More 

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Thank Chris P
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

Quick, friendly service. Six of us ordered drinks and breakfast. They accommodated our requested changes to menu items. Drinks were delivered to the table within minutes of sitting down. The coffee was amazing, by far the best we've had in Darwin. Food was tasty and good value.

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Thank Emma R
Melbourne, Australia
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62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

It's just a little ordinary cafe but they do a good coffee (being from Melbourne that's important) and just ask the wait staff for the wi-fi password for free wi-fi. Daily newspapers and you can sit inside or out...they have the best marmalade for toast but won't tell where they get it from.

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Thank Julie D

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 Cavenagh St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Northern Territory  >  Top End  >  Darwin
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8981 6729

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 12

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?