The Top 5 Cafe's in Darwin

When you think of the Darwin lifestyle you think of floral shirts, thongs and almost everyone greeting you with a happy face when you walk past them on the street. Some may say that Darwin is a little different in comparison to Australia's larger trendy cities but in terms of food and beverage, we are up there with hidden alley way gems and small boutique cafes. 

We have complied a list of what we think are some of the best cafe's Darwin has to offer and can guarantee your caffeine cravings won't be disappointed! 


Laneway | Parap 

Let's start with Laneway. This hot spot is everything you want in a cafe. It's an open space with natural light (for the best Instagram photos) and overflow of greenery to reduce and really help you to relax while you enjoy the amazing blends of Campos coffee. 

Now to the important stuff; the food. This menu is the perfect combination of modern food and the comforting taste of a homemade meal. The flavours really speak for themselves and we can assure you won't be disappointed! 

Alley Cats Patisserie | Darwin City 

A hidden gem tucked into an alley way on Mitchell Street, this place has an incredible variety of foods and beverages. Don't forget to make sure you leave room for a little treat because you will be tempted! A wide selection of breakfast and lunch time options along with fresh juices, teas and honey's ensure you are spoilt for choice. With a homey feel and seating options both inside and out, you won't have any trouble enjoying the ambiance of Alley Cats. 

Rabbithole | Smith Street Mall 

The first step you take into this cosy corner of the Smith Street Mall will make you feel like you've teleported to a boutique cafe in Melbourne! Serving the famously loved Campos coffee, you won't be disappointed with quality. 

Lucky Bat | Nightcliff 

Priding itself on creative space, Lucky Bat is all about its locals. Showcasing the work of local artists throughout the cafe, this place really does feel like home. During the week this little cafe is a stop for most locals around the area but on weekends in turns into your go-to restaurants for mouth-watering wood oven pizzas. Serving from 6pm - 9pm every Friday and Saturday night and offering the option of BYO, you won't ever turn to cheap pizza again! 

Sweet Brew & Co. | Stuart Park 

Pushing boundaries between the classic meal and modern dining, this place never lets you down! With an inviting space you're bound to spend hours chatting over delicious food and fresh beverages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic). This place is also perfect if you're dining solo, working hard on those deadlines while ordering refills of sophisticated coffees. Sweet Brew & Co. has a quality crafted menu that covers you from breakfast all the way through to dinner. So. Many. Food. Possibilities.