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Watertank Cafe

) #6 of 73 Restaurants in Alice Springs $$ - $$$ Cafe, ,
16B Wilkinson St, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
+61 408 854 472
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“french toast” (6 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
16B Wilkinson St, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
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1 - 10 of 149 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called in on our last day just before heading home. Quirky, eclectic, funky, with good food and great coffee. Definitely somewhere to check out.

Thank Schoppy68
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We had read references to this cafe before we left home, and decided to have breakfast here on our final day of touring around the region. We arrived early in the breakfast sitting and the service was great. Both coffee and meals came out very...More

Thank winglen
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Very nice breakfast, good coffee, friendly service, good surroundings, relaxed atmosphere, and a band playing (Sat morning)

Thank yetanotherdave
Reviewed 5 May 2017

The Watertank cafe is tucked away of busy main roads. In the Gillen area of Alice Springs. Serving the best coffee in Alice Springs. Very nice meals served by friendly staff and free WiFi data available.

Thank Stephen A
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Fantastic menu to choose from for breakfast or make your own. Had to wait a while for out breakfast but the staff were incredibly nice. Great setting in the warehouse and something to look at everywhere, the polished glass gravel is a very nice touch...More

Thank JChapps17
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Again, this is not one of the tourist trap places at the centre of Town. Watertank is known more to locals. Service is friendly, live music on occasions. Good seating both indoors and outdoors. Menu offers light snacks, sandwiches or something more hearty. Coffee is...More

Thank Tim W
Reviewed 16 April 2017

A good breakfast place in town with a friendly atmosphere! They provide the inside / outside seating areas, just have to order at the counter, grab your table number, and find a good seat. Prices are reasonable. Our last visit was as good as our...More

Thank Ning R
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

This place has a great feel to it, very casual, nice outdoor space (dog friendly outside) wonderful food (French toast with baked apples and blueberries) and terrific service. Priced reasonably as well. Best meal we had in Alice.

Thank Hyde52
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Interesting building, wide menu, well presented, staff friendly and also professional. Excellent food. Heard 2nd hand from others that it's a bit variable day to day, but my experience very good. And interesting drinks and sinful cakes.

Thank Fra P
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

I would definitely not recommend this place. My pancakes were ok, but I was very lucky that a friend noticed that the bacon written at the end was included, rather than the add on that it is everywhere else. I nearly got an unpleasant surprise....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 14
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16B Wilkinson St, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Northern Territory  >  Red Centre  >  Alice Springs
  • Phone Number: +61 408 854 472
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An industrial, upcycled coffee hub/cafe specialising in award winning coffee, breakfast and Lunch with fresh juices, smoothies and frappes. Catering for Vegetarians, Vegans and Gluten Free also
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