Darwin is well known for its cruisy lifestyle, beautiful scenery and awesome tourist attractions (the helicopter pub tour is a must-do!). What’s less well-known, is just how far Darwin’s breakfast scene has come in the last few years. There are heaps of funky cafes popping up and, after doing the rounds, we’ve popped some of our favourites below.
Alley Cats is a local favourite, and top of every local’s list when they’re reeling off their brunch faves. They do a great mix of naughty (freak shakes, waffles) and nice (smashed avo, green bowl) and have fast become a Darwin institution.
2. De la Plage
YOU HAVE TO GO HERE. Sorry for the slightly aggressive capitals, but this place is awesome. Not only is the food great, but the concept is really cool. It’s largely outdoors, with a big open space right on the beach. You can pop your feet up at one of their outdoor tables (latte in hand while you gaze at the horizon) or lay back on a picnic rug and enjoy the serenity.
3. Karma Cafe
Chris Nayna was very glad to discover this little health and fitness themed gem. If you need a break from decadent, calorific brekkies without disappointing your tastebuds, this is the place to head. There’s egg white omelettes, protein pancakes, a “muscle” burger and the gains board – aka a gym-junkie’s dream.
There’s nothing more relaxing than being in a beautiful garden. Add great food to the mix and you may as well just leave me there – #imsorted. Eva’s does gorgeous brekkies, salads, fresh juices and, most notably, some very tasty raw cakes. They’re located in the heart of the Darwin Botanic Gardens – which are definitely worth a post-brekkie wander through.
5. The Boatshed
There’s something a bit Fremantle about this port side spot. The Boatshed has a super relaxed vibe to it, and serves up NUTELLA CREPES – automatically propelling it on to this list. They’ve also got some light, healthy options and do a mean smoothie too.
Article written by Liz Lyons
This experience is part of a larger series of content we are producing for Tourism NT. To check out what else we’ve been up to, head to the @territorytaste Instagram page (we’ll be hanging out there until the end of August 2017).