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Cafe, Australian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 28 August 2023 via mobile

What a hidden gem! The setting was lovely, although if you go for an early breakfast, wear something warm because it's all outdoors and quite shady. The Eggs Benny and bacon was delicious, as was the Big Breakfast. Very filling. The OJ was freshly squeezed,...and the coffee hot. The service was good, and we didn't have to wait long for it to arrive. Thoroughly recommend, particularly if you're staying at Desert Palms, Double Tree or Lasseters. It's only a short walk along the Todd River.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 22 July 2023

Beautiful surroundings, great staff, great food. Totally recommended; if you are in Alice Springs don't miss this place (or the botanic Gardens, for that matter).

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 20 April 2023

We both had the vegan breakfast but our avocado was all brown in the middle. Upon back and forth negotiations with the chef we were told all the avos were like that or green. We asked for coffees as an alternative as the meal was...already $26 with gf bread but we’re told coffee was more expensive than avos. He asked if we wanted more beans (that came out in a tiny compote) We asked if we could have two serves of the beans with toast instead but told no, only one. The bread came out and wasn’t gf so hubby couldn’t have it anyway! Just spent $53 on two meals and both still hungry 😞 Lovely spot but disappointed with the whole café experience.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 18 September 2022 via mobile

Great coffee, great juice and great breakfast. And don’t miss the walk behind the cafe to see the views and sweet rock wallabies.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 18 September 2022

We had a beautiful brekkie in the Botanic Gardens. The food was great with fresh juice. After a very enjoyable meal in the garden area we strolled up the hill to meet the locals and almost got bowled over by one bounding through very close...by. All in all, a great experience.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 12 September 2022

Beautiful grounds to have a meal with many birds fluttering about. Gluten free and vegan options. Friendly hard working staff.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 14 August 2022

We had a full breakfast here and was very disappointed with the food especially with the price no value for money here.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 30 April 2022

Great little venue with rustic views of the Botanical gardens and the surrounding bush land. We dined outside on a quirky collection of furniture. The service was good and the meals all very tasty. Had a visit from a residential goanna as we dined ....Good shaded eating areas and the meal costs were average for a lunchtime venue.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 3 October 2021

A wonderful location for dinner outdoors with lovely scenery and even rock wallabies on the rocks. Lovely Thai food, we especially enjoyed the Thai green curry. You can eat indoors if the weather isn’t great. Bookings recommended as it was popular on a Saturday night....We enjoyed the short walk from our hotel and a look around the gardens before dinner.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 22 August 2021 via mobile

WOW setting complete with friendly rock wallabies who will visit and entertain you while you enjoy the great fresh cuisine that is made with a great deal of experience and love, from their kitchen to your plate! The restaurant offers a BYO drinks option too,...so you can bring your favourite wine and beer in moderation to share! The menu is not overpowering and has the right amount of variety for you to go back several times and enjoy an equally new, different dish on each occasion. The menu can be presented to your table for sharing too, if that’s your preference in experiencing this great venue’s dinner menu more widely in a single visit! Earlier in the day, the cafe is a great visit for brunch and coffee, but don’t be in a hurry as it’s great to stop and experience the botanical garden surroundings here! Please, please book ahead for dinner! And also if you are with a large group, just double check they have all your orders, as we’ve been twice with a group of 8-10 people and someone’s meal has ended up forgotten both times! Two on the first visit and four on the second visit! However, the yum is ten star. If you live locally and want to spoil yourself; it’s definitely a great venue! And if you’re visiting and want to eat well in a unique Centralian environment, you too will love the Bean Tree!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 7 August 2021

Staff were most obliging, surrounds were shady and calm, coffee was excellent, and both our meals were fresh, interesting and delicious. Especially recomment the satay chicken with peanut sauce.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 31 July 2021

A must if you enjoy Thai food. A perfect setting in the Olive Pink Botanic Gardens to indulge in a relaxed evening meal. Highly recommended👍

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 6 June 2021

Had been told to come here & it was worth it. We both had Satay chicken & an iced coffee & chocolate. Satay chicken was delicious. They had tables in the shade ( a must in Alice) We took home some baked cheesecake for after...dinner & it was delicious.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 23 May 2021 via mobile

Enjoyed a delicious breakfast. Avo smash was very tasty, seasoned perfectly and proportion well with feta and tomato. Great coffee and excellent service.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 16 May 2021

We decided to have breakfast at this cafe rather than the bland hotel restaurant and it was such a terrific decision! We both had smashed avo with extra bacon (and my friend also had a perfectly poached egg). The avo was outstanding, served with pepitas,...feta and baby tomatoes and drizzled with olive oil. There was a generous serving of bacon, which wasn't full of fat and was cooked perfectly. Service was excellent too and the coffee was one of the best we'd had in Central Australia. There was both indoor and outdoor seating and the garden setting was very pleasant. This was a gem of a find and highly recommended.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Bean Tree Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5