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Watertank Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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16B Wilkinson St, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
+61 408 854 472
09:00 - 14:30
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 14:30
Sat 09:00 - 15:00
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Alice Springs, Australia
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very unique little eatery with a cool and quirky vibe. Food is excellent and always healthy. Live music most of the time. Don't miss it!

1 Thank zimby60
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

I had breakfast here with a friend about two weeks ago. The Watertank Cafe has a great atmosphere and the floor staff are very friendly. However, we both ordered the "herbie ham", which was basically toast, avocado, Camembert cheese and ham with a hollandaise sauce. For $18.00, the quality of this dish missed the mark - big time. The ham... More 

1 Thank NSRCH
Alice Springs, Australia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

This is a quaint little cafe with a good variety of healthy breakfasts and fresh juices. Good place to meet friends and discuss the days planned adventures.

Thank Joseph H
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Wow what a cool place really nice to relax with delicious food an drinks.Staff were helpful an very friendly

Thank Larissa B
Greater Newcastle, Australia
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

This is a funky cool cafe with tasty food and fun music. Both indoor and shaded outdoor. Also very child friendly.

Thank Rebecca B
Alice Springs, Australia
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293 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Had a wonderful Sunday lunch at the Watertank today and the food and atmosphere was wonderful. Not only excellent, friendly and attentive service but also fresh and tasty food. The surroundings are interesting and so clever, and we were fortunate to listen to some very talented and professional musicians whilst enjoying the ambience of the cafe. Thank you so much... More 

Thank Xanerin
Lyn W, Owner at Watertank Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Xanerin, thank you, we are so very glad your experience was wonderful.. we do very much love what we do and hope it shows in our food and beverages.. Many of our musicians play here just because they love what they do also and love to share it with others.. we hope to see you again soon. More 

Darwin, Australia
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful fresh food proving an alternative variety for breakfast and lunch. Lovely tea and juice options and a fresh, innovative contemporary design. Cannot wait to go back!

Thank Tamara S
Alice Springs, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

lovely ambience at this gem of a cafe. Fab coffee, good food. Air con inside for summer. Heated in winter. Outside is nice as well. I ordered chicken supremo wrap, very tasty.

Thank Jodoyle7801
Melbourne, Australia
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89 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great range of breakfast and lunch meals. Excellent coffee. Industrial space cleverly reworked as a comfortable and relaxed cafe. Highly recommend.

Thank MiddleAgedHippies
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Delicious coffee. Great service. Tasty lunches. Good pricing for really good food. The atmosphere is great as the space is filled with local artists creations that are available for sale.

Thank Megan M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$14
Cafe, Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
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, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
09:00 - 14:30
09:00 - 14:30
09:00 - 14:30
09:00 - 14:30
09:00 - 14:30
09:00 - 15:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?