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Reviewed 4 August 2019

Not that many customers but wait time was ridiculous. Perhaps if they had told us there would be a wait we could have expected it. No friendly service. Got money back and left

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 August 2019

The worst Eggs Benedict I ever had coffee was ok and fast service Eggs Benedict was 20min waiting time and very poor quality

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 August 2019

Feeling like a simple lunch two days ago we stopped here for a sandwich and coffee. We also ordered a bowl of chips. We’re still waiting for the chips. We had actually finished our pre-made sandwiches and coffee and waited another 10 minutes, but no...sign of the chips. The man at the table behind us ordered, and eventually received, a chicken schnitzel, chips and salad. However, he must have run out of time in his lunch break due to the extraordinary time it took for meals to come out as he had one bite, got up and left. It did not look very appetising. There were plenty of other people ordering, paying and waiting, but no food coming out. When we asked about the chips we were told they were coming. Another five minutes passed and we decided to go. My husband suggested a refund, but the waitress didn’t appear to understand the concept and was more than happy for us to just get up and leave totally dissatisfied. Would definitely not recommend this place. I’m only giving this one star as apparently I can’t give it no stars.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 7 June 2019 via mobile

We arrived and placed an order. Our order came out and we started to eat it and all I can say is this man who worked for them was like a blow fly with plates and cuts. He even tried to take our cup away...before we finished our cup tea. As there was four of us he even pushed in front of me to get my plate just as I put my last mouth full into my mouth. Such terrible service out side sitting. Only go there if you can handle bad service !More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 9 May 2019

The man behind the counter taking our order should not be in the hospitality industry, he was not welcoming or helpful. The only good point was the chef who was friendly. Breakfast was ordinary and expensive.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 4 May 2019

We went here two mornings in a row for breakfast. We arrived after 9 and did not have to wait to order. Food arrived fairly quickly. Coffee was very good. Food was basic but tasty. Good value compared to other locations in the area.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Nice coffee, nice carrot cake, great location to sit outside next to a memorial park, coffee shops need something to distinguish themselves in the crowd, maybe Dolce is just another nice coffee shop

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Terrible service . Grumpy staff , 40 minute wait for food . Food wasn’t good and not what ordered . How can this place still be in business . The locals and tourists to Darwin deserve better than this . It’s popular because of its...location . But it’s terrible !More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Surly staff, incredibly unappealing looking grey chicken Caesar arrived & tasted as it looked. Meat looked like it may have come from a can, thick, gluggy sauce, bacon bits with no taste. As another reviewer said, I should have gone to TripAdvisor BEFORE going here....Never again.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Average Australian café with outdoor seating. Nothing special but a nice rest spot during a hot day's walk.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Pleasant outdoor setting at about 10am. Coffee fairly standard but could have been warmer. Kids had gelato which was OK.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Definitely should have read the reviews before we came here. The guy who served us just grunted his orders at us - it’s amazing we understood him. The coffee tasted awful and was expensive. The waitress spilt one of our coffees and said she’d bring...serviettes, but never did. The only thing it has going for it is a nice outdoor seating area.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Man! We should have read the reviews before going there. First the good things 1. The best thing I can say about this place is that its handy to McDonalds, which is across the road. 2. The staff were pleasant but obviously under staffed and...no doubt under paid. 3. The coffee was surprisingly good although at $4.70 I could have done with more than two sips. The not so good 1. The older Asian man who runs this place is an Ahole. Not only was he rude to his staff and belligerent he is also rude to his customers, including me. He asked for my order then walked away as I was giving it. He then snapped at me while winding up the staff for mixing up a coffee order. 2. I ordered the big breakfast which took 30 mins to arrive colder than the owners heart. 3. The hash brown had been fried in oil that had already had a birthday in the fryer and appeared to be flavoured with the owners vitriol. 4.The plate was big which was all I could say about the “Big Breakfast” on size or quality. Spreading everything out on the plate doesn’t make it big, just the opposite. Please do yourself a favour and go somewhere else, which I suspect the staff will do after the abuse they coped while we were there 😖More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Had eggs benedict and a coffee brunch. Whilst not the best I’ve had it was fine, not as bad as other reviews suggest. Coffee was pretty good, and quite pleasant sitting outside in the mall on a Saturday morning, even on a steamy Wet season...day.More

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Terrible place, staff are rude, coffee is awful - no food safety standards being met here - I have witnessed staff pouring USED milk from jugs customers have had on their tables BACK IN TO THE MILK BOTTLE to be used again!!!! Takeaway croissant was...hard as a brick, threw it in the bin as soon as I got to my office. Do not waste your money or your time.More

Date of visit: July 2017
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