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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
Cafe, Australian
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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Reviewed 5 November 2023

This is a converted corner store in a quiet suburban street. It's ok when you are in the area but not special enough to seek out. It does get very, very packed with local clientele from the area. Coffee is served very hot compared to...other places. Beans are great- strong with a bite, long queues for take away. Food is standard cafe fare and nothing special. Pastries were meh. As expensive as the more hipster places in town. I wouldn't go out of your way to find it.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 14 October 2023 via mobile

A very good experience. Situated in suburban Darwin, good food, especially a delicious breakfast is on offer. The service is very good. Worth a look.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 9 July 2023

Great little find away from large crowds (school holidays). Best coffee around and Avacado Smash breaky with poached egg was sensational. Hubby ordered the breaky burrito was also very impressed. Best find around for breaky and coffee. Highly recommend a visit.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 18 January 2023

If you are in Darwin and you are looking for breakfast, go to Cafe Central. I don't think I have ever had such a delicious breakfast as the one I had here. It was avocado smash on sourdough with marinated goats feta, tomatoes and -...wait for it - capers and fried shallots - omg so delicious. I've been back a few times now and the food here is out of this world. Best cafe in Darwin I think.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 5 January 2023 via mobile

I rarely give reviews, but in this instance am compelled to do so. I’ve been going to Central Cafe for a few years now. It’s incredibly well managed, the staff are wonderful and efficient, and the food + coffee is consistently great. As my staple...cafe, it’s bought a lot of joy to my life and been a constant source of good energy. Do yourself a favour and swing by. You won’t regret it.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 11 December 2022 via mobile

Whether it’s breakfast or lunch I have never been disappointed by the quality of the food or service at Central Cage in Rapid Creek, Darwin! I’m lucky to be a local and can frequent this cafe regularly!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 23 October 2022 via mobile

One of the very best cafes here in Darwin. Well known to locals! Fantastic coffee and food is exceptional! It’s been a solid performing venue for many years now and always happy when we eat there

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 15 October 2022

Always friendly, smiley staff. So kind and generous, they didn't charge us for a coffee at no fault of their own (our fault for getting the order wrong) which shows their compassion. We love going there :-)

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 15 September 2022

Had a shaky start cooked me the wrong omelet but the food and coffee made up for it. Yet another great find from the entertainment book. Had breakfast here 3 times in a week something different each visit every dish was yummy. Will be back...next March on my next Darwin trip. Lovely spot and nice staff.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 29 October 2021

I have worked in the hospitality industry for over ten years and In saying, consider Cafe central to be the most consistent, pleasant, eatery in Darwin. Service is efficient without being invasive. Food is tasty, without being rushed or too slow. When stuck not knowing...where to eat for breakfast cafe central is an easy solution.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 15 July 2021 via mobile

Had 2 visits to this cafe while in Darwin. Food was fantastic, service was amazing. Excellent coffee. It was a really busy place on both occasions that we visited, however, the service was quick. Can highly recommend.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 17 June 2021 via mobile

Absolutely smashing breakfast. Was really lovely, and the coffee was great as well. Atmosphere was welcoming and the staff really friendly

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 13 May 2021

I cannot speak highly enough of this cafe! Amazing Chai Latte’s Great Menu & Beautiful Food Happy & Friendly Staff 5 Star Service! If we lived in Darwin this would definitely be our local cafe!! Glen & Katie

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 29 April 2021 via mobile

Great coffee and breakfast! What a great little hidden gem! ☕️🥓🍳 The service was great and good value for money!

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 24 January 2021

It is a little pricy for brunch. By paying 20AUD, I expected more food. I do think it is a very good place for having a coffee and enjoyed the time. It’s in a quite neighborhood and has terrace seats.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Yes, Cafe Central offers takeaway services.

Cafe Central is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5