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Watertank Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, ,
16B Wilkinson St, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
+61 408 854 472
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (8 reviews)
“french toast” (6 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 2:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
16B Wilkinson St, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We’re going there everytime we’re in Alice and never been disappointed. Consistently good coffee, great choice in the menu, love the decor and friendly staff (Thanks Marie!). What else do you need?!

Thank Sencho74
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Just needed 2 coffees to go....... It tasted terrible- like creamy milk with no coffee added - yuk! And BTW you forgot the minute silence for Remembrance Day 😢More

Thank Yvonne W
Lyn W, Owner at Watertank Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Yvonne, I'm extremely sorry your coffee was not up to our usual standard. We pride ourselves on this and it is something we always get the highest praise on. We hope you will try us again soon and please let us know if you...More

Reviewed 5 October 2017

We had a delicious lunch and a long awaited good coffee (after a few days off the beaten track). It was an added bonus to sit and listen to the band! Kids said berry smoothie was the best they've had!

Thank KPBell
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Awesome food three days in a row. Spectacular coffee. Ambiance in spades and great service Do yourself a favour and Just go.

Thank ILT_NQ
Reviewed 3 October 2017

After reading all the fantastic reviews on this cafe we were really disappointed in our experience. We arrived around 10am on a Monday for a late breakfast and while they were fairly busy they weren't packed. We waited 50 minutes for our order and when...More

1  Thank golfsem
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Interesting place. Would come back. Food was great. Service was good enough. They have great little fan devices on the tables to keep the flies away because it is essentially a shed with open doors.

Thank Brenton C
Reviewed 9 September 2017

I asked at the information centre, looking for an interesting place for lunch, and it was a great choice. The food was very good, the staff friendly and helpful. Lots of interesting things to look at.

Thank ustwoPerth_Australia
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Having read of this cafe in a Qantas article we walked to find this cafe (on the other side of the railway tracks). It was worth the walk. Great decoration - friendly staff - really good generous serve (for breaky).

Thank Granny-Mae
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We found this through TripAdvisor. It was a very cool little cafe. I loved how they used recycled stuff in a very quirky way. Even when we went back again we noticed things we'd missed the first time. The food was mouth watering & we...More

Thank Julie C
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

I went on a lazy Saturday lunchtime, there were a couple of blokes playing excellent music and the ambience was lovely. The food was really good and the service very friendly and happy. A good find.

Thank gabby b
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16B Wilkinson St, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Northern Territory  >  Red Centre  >  Alice Springs
  • Phone Number: +61 408 854 472
  • E-mail
An industrial, upcycled coffee hub/cafe specialising in award winning coffee, breakfast and Lunch with fresh juices, smoothies and frappes. Catering for Vegetarians, Vegans and Gluten Free also
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