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“wonderful morning tea” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cornucopia Museum Cafe

Cornucopia Museum Cafe
Conacher St, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
(08) 8941 9009
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Ranked #59 of 255 Restaurants in Darwin
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Melbourne
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32 restaurant reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“wonderful morning tea”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

went on a very busy Sunday morning, although we did not want breakfast, we were greeted politely and asked to wait whilst a table could be cleared, this was only about 3 minutes. this is a great place, ie, dine outside and enjoy the sea view. we had coffee and scones, which were enormous, they came beautifully presented with a bowl of cream, jam and butter. i do suggest though that one serve of scones would be sufficient for two people. when paying we were asked if we had enjoyed our visit, which we certainly had and will definitely be returning, next time on a week day. reading other comments, i am surprised as our staff member was very obliging and friendly to us which does make such a difference. the prices for our coffees and scones were in our opinion reasonable, for a place like this, after all it is Darwin. the people i was with would certainly have complained if everything was not to their satisfaction. we were also given a jug of cold water, which is something that you don't always get up here. if only the staff here could teach some other restaurants in Darwin how to greet and serve their customers.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney Australia
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18 restaurant reviews
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Excellent breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Hi,

Just a short review.

Went there for breakfast whilst in Darwin for a month in March this year.

Arrived before opening time. Not many staff around but service was second to none and very amusing guy.

Food arrived quickly and was one of the nicest breakfasts Jennie and I had during our stay.

We sat outside. View from the restaurant is over Darwin harbour. Very peaceful. The museum is at the end of a dead end street (ending at the water) so there is no passing traffic.

Highly recommend a visit to the museum whilst your there. It's free, modern and worthwhile.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Darwin
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“Very disappointing”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

When I forst moved to Darwin 18 months ago this was one of the great places to go. Now the coffee is undrinkable, food disgusting and service average. Menu has changed too - boring and expensive. I won't be gomhg back.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Darwin, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Haven't been to Cornucopia for sometime and decided to meet up with a couple of friends after seeing adverts in the paper (1/6/2013). The big breakfast was terrible - ordered it with poached eggs. Both eggs were cold, one just done, the other hard. Just about everything was cold. Coffee was also cold and I couldnt drink it. My husband does poached eggs better. Left most of the food behind, when the staff member was clearing the table he asked how was it, I gave an honest feedback. His reaction indicated that he was not happy with our comments. My friend felt uncomfortable after that so we left. We should have checked this site first. Not much to choose from on the menu either. Won't be going back either.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Darwin, Australia
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“Average service, average food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Decided to go here for brekky with my family and partner on suggestion from an overseas traveller, (although we have lived in Darwin for 3o years) and was very disappointed.
The service was dull and there was no happy faces to welcome us, the food was going cold and we had to wait about 45 mins for our meals to arrive and it wasn't even busy.
Prices WAY too much
Wont be going back

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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