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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here 3 days in a row and even bought a sandwhich to go for later ! Make sure you say hello to Jamie ! The entire staff was great and it’s great food coffee and location !! Must stop

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 28 October 2023

The location is very good and I enjoyed taking a walk around the area after enjoying my meal. The almond latte we ordered in a mug surprised us by appearing in a large bowl. The food was plentiful and the bread was delicious and I...thoroughly enjoyed it.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 30 July 2023 via mobile

Large cappuccinos served in a soup bowl with no handles - ridiculous. Ordered corn fritters - they were okay but very stingy with only 2 cherry tomatoes. Partner ordered bacon, egg & tomato - no tomato despite telling them. Staff distracted and unhelpful. Don’t bother.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 3 July 2023 via mobile

Great spot on top of the water for a meal and drinks. Plenty of trestle or bench tables outside for groups. The views are great and the food options are very good.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 26 March 2023 via mobile

Been here a few times and it’s ok. Because the staff are really friendly and efficient and the Marina view and location it is lovely and would have been a 4 or 5, except for the food. The food is ok - not terrible but...doesn’t match the enthusiasm of the staff or the location. It would amazing to see some creativity and flair in the menu and some interesting brunch ideas e.g - Vietnamese pancakes, a breakfast laksa, Buddha bowls, fresh salads with local ingredients, some seafood options.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 16 February 2023

Went there for a quick meal and was very surprised by the quality of the meal I had. They close at 2pm every day. Very good service from all the staff. Will definitely go back there again next time I am in Darwin.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 7 February 2023 via mobile

We had a chance to share breakfast together today. The food was excellent. I had the skinny boomba and everything was perfect in flavour with spicy chickpeas, haloumi, spinach, avocado and poached eggs. I also had the juice of the day - Apple, Pear, Carrot...and Ginger. Really enjoyed it!More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 4 November 2022 via mobile

Came here with my wife and daughter and granddaughter. Ordered a oat latte/ mango smoothie & a juice all great. Daughter had the home made carrot cake because she had breakfast at home I got the fatty boomba My wife got the skinny boomba Both...came in a pan. Big meals/ value for money/ tasty Ambiance lovely Free fish feeding Staff were excellent Definitely recommendMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 21 September 2022

Fantastic service and huge excellent breakfast and lovely setting overlooking the marina and lovely shaded outdoor seating as well as indoors

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 19 September 2022

We went for breakfast yesterday morning. I can't eat gluten and it was no problem. Had a lovely avocado & feta with dukkah on g/f toast. Hubby had the eggs benedict. Quick service and great coffee.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 18 September 2022

Girl with light curly hair looking at mobile phone when we arrived. Two stars for how fast the food came. Turns out it was fast because the toasted ham and cheese croissant was luke warm, cheese rubbery and ham cold. Asked for this to be...refunded, couldn’t eat it. The first time I’ve ever asked for a refund on food in my life. Crepes with butter and syrup tasted nice but only one was golden brown, the other two a pale yellow with a slight rubbery consistency. Obviously pre made and heated as needed which is ok. The iced long black was cold coffee in a glass mug with a bit of ice. Quite bitter. It was an experience.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 27 August 2022

Whenever I am holidaying in Darwin I visit The Boatshed for a morning coffee. This year I was charged $4.80 for coffee for two mornings, then on the third morning, I was told the price was $5.70. When I asked why, I was told quite...abruptly "you are not a local. You are a tourist. $5.70 is the tourist price." I left without my coffee and won't be back. Sad to see such a deterioration in the service since last year.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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John B, Owner at The Boatshed Coffee House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2022

This is an absolute misrepresentation of your Experience., and almost defamatory. We definitely do NOT have two prices for "locals" and "tourists" How could we possibly implement that? we would have to ask every single person that came up to the register, where they are...More

Reviewed 19 August 2022 via mobile

It was very busy and to our surprise they were very fast to deliver our food and drinks. Lovely spot on the water. Able to watch the fish and even feed them.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 4 August 2022

Staying at Cullen Bay, we walked to this cafe several times for breakfast & brunch. Good selection and yummy food. I think its worth coming from Darwin CBD.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 August 2022

This place is in a great location right on the marina boardwalk. It gets busy and when it does it seems that the system cannot cope. Our food arrived well before coffee and I could see a few people unhappy with the speed of service....Also the coffee is presented in flared mugs with no handles which are really tricky to hold, especially if you have sweaty, sun block covered hands. The worst though was the waiter put our food down and said, "Cutlery is over there", pointing to a trolley about 3 metres away. I went to pick it up and realised it was in the full sun and the knives and forks were absolutely red hot. On our second trip I ordered a mango smoothy which was a runny, watery tasteless excuse for a smoothy. We haven't been back.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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The Boatshed Coffee House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3
  • Value: 3
  • Atmosphere: 3.5