The 7 Best Cafes to Have Breakfast at in Darwin
- By Ken Teo at Ausinet – 29 December 2020 – Australian Institute of Electrotechnology
Breakfast marks the start of our daily activities, stretching from early morning until the afternoon. The first meal of the day is also the most important meal of the day because it replenishes our supply of glucose to boost our energy levels and alertness.
The Darwin breakfast scene has been emerging over the last few years. Cafes open their doors early in the morning offering coffee and avocado on toast to commuters until their thoughts turn to lunch plans. There are many decent cafes all over Darwin, which are more than a match for our breakfast cravings. Here are 7 of the best breakfast places to eat in Darwin:
1) Boatshed Coffee House
7:30 am – 2:30 pm
08 8981 0200
56 Marina Blvd, Larrakeyah NT 0820
Boatshed Coffee House is the best place to kick off your day or just take a break and enjoy a yummy breakfast. Since the Boatshed is located on the port side, it has a super relaxed atmosphere with a seaside breeze.
They serve Nutella Crepes, which are incredibly delicious and worth a shot. They also have some light, healthy breakfast options and do a mean smoothie as well.
2) Eva’s Cafe
⌚ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
📱 04 4747 4776
📍 Gardens Rd, The Gardens NT 0820
There is nothing more relaxing than being in a breathtaking garden and immersing yourself in the beauty of nature. Situated in the Darwin Botanic Gardens at the heritage-listed Wesleyan Church, Eva’s Cafe offers some of the best coffee in Darwin made by their expert baristas.
Eva’s also has a full breakfast and lunch menu to indulge in. For instance, gorgeous toasts, salads, fresh juices and, most notably some very tasty raw cakes. Since it is located in the heart of the Darwin Botanic Gardens, it is worth paying those a visit and taking a post breakfast walk.
3) The Foreshore Restaurant & Cafe
⌚ 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
📱 08 8948 4488
📍 259 Casuarina Dr, Nightcliff NT 0810
The Foreshore Restaurant & Cafe is like no other. Right next to the sea, the cafe offers an amazing beachfront view. It is an excellent place to sit back and relax.
While having your morning coffee fix, you can eat the famous smoked ocean trout, poached eggs, sweet potato puree, brekky salad or house dukkah. The Foreshore also provides customers with a walk-up counter for takeaways.
4) Laneway Specialty Coffee
⌚ 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
📱 08 8941 4511
📍 4/1 Vickers St, Parap NT 0820
Located in the Parap suburb, Laneway Specialty Coffee specialties are fresh food, fresh juices, sweet treats, and of course coffees. Their sweets treats are baked fresh daily and you can choose vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free options for the food you order.
Come and snag a spot at the communal table in the Laneway for the tasty Campos Coffee and reasonable dining fare.
5) Rendezvous Cafe
⌚ 10:30 am – 9:00 pm
📱 08 8981 9231
📍 22 Mitchell St, Darwin City NT 0800
For authentic and typical Asian delights, head to Rendezvous Cafe in Mitchell St. It is a family-owned business running at the heart of Darwin shopping district and has been serving its current fantastic menu of Asian dishes since 2007.
Rendezvous Cafe is one of the best places to try the city signature laksa soup. The signature dish is filled with sweetly roasted pork, thick noodles and a perky sambal chilli hit.
6) De La Plage
⌚ 7:00 am – 2:00 pm
📱 04 0362 3363
📍 Darwin Surf Life Saving Club, Darribah Rd Darwin NT 0810
De La Plage is a family and dog-friendly cafe along the Casuarina Coastal Reserve. Not only is the food nice, but the cafe on the beach concept is fantastic. It provides the most relaxed ambience with its colourful beanbags, hammocks and umbrellas.
Come here early in the morning and order the signature Breakfast Roll, Smashed Avocado Toast, a croissant and a piccolo latte. You can choose to have your breakfast under their iconic cafe umbrella or lie on a picnic rug while enjoying the vibe of a cafe by the beach.
7) Karma Cafe
⌚ 7:00 am – 2:00 pm
📱 04 4907 3902
📍 119/12 Salonika St, Parap NT 0820
Karma Cafe is well-known for its speciality of healthy and easy breakfast. If you need low calorie and low fat breakfasts without feeling like a real struggle, this is the place to go.
There are poached eggs, rye toast and crumbled goat cheese for bodybuilders. Others can also try its fruit-and-vegetable driven menu such as baked capsicum and tomato filled with mixed vegetables. It is definitely a healthy place to start your day and enjoy a delicious breakfast.