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Watertank Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, ,
16B Wilkinson St, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
+61 408 854 472
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“french toast” (7 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
16B Wilkinson St, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great atmosphere,nice food and lovely music in a rustic,quirky setting.What more could you ask for? The Morrocan breakfast dish was the stand out.

Thank annettewk59
Lyn W, Owner at Watertank Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So pleased you loved your time at the café. We are always striving to make our customers experience a relaxing and enjoyable experience. See you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great breakfast/brunch cafe in a lesser known part of Alice Springs. Very funky, recycled, earthy atmosphere has been created in this tin shed. You walk in over recycled glass around the footpath. High quality food, with plenty of choice. Live music playing in the background...More

Thank Julie F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food, excellent value, friendly staff. Portions are very generous. 2 adults shared a meal and we left the table satisfied.

Thank Cadence05
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Local friends took us here on a week long visit to Alice. It was so good, we came back 4 times. What a quirky cafe! The menu is amazing. I’m particular about my coffee and this place delivered. My favourite is the green smoothie and...More

Thank jewel_58
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Myself and my girlfriend have just left the Water Tank cafe where we were very disappointed with the slow service. We are flying to Melbourne today so thought we would treat ourselves to a nice breakfast together. We ordered the French toast and a savoury...More

1  Thank Kyle F
Lyn W, Owner at Watertank Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

Hi Kyle, I am very sorry your morning was not as expected, This was an unusually extremely busy day for us I understand your wait was not our normal quick service, but pleased to hear you enjoyed the music and the ambience whilst waiting for...More

Reviewed 27 March 2018

Hadn't been to the Watertank for a while and was surprised by the cost of food. A small lunch for one costs more than $20. The coffee is expensive and not high quality and you even pay a 50 cent deposit on the cup (in...More

2  Thank Corinne M
Lyn W, Owner at Watertank Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

Hi There seems to be a misunderstanding about our takeaway mugs... We serve our coffee in regular mugs and cups. The mugs out the front on the stand are a Takeaway option as part of a Nationwide War on Waste to reduce wastage in the...More

Reviewed 7 February 2018

Daughter lives in Alice and took me to the Watertank for cake. Its a bit out of town but not too far. They had a good variety of vegan/healthy type cakes and we had chocolate which was delicious. I liked the atmosphere and you can...More

Thank Colmich
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a wonderful breakfast, called the Tank, and 2 cups of delicious coffee. Great staff and unique, funky decor. Highly recommended!!!

Thank RickAndNadine S
Lyn W, Owner at Watertank Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Thanks RickAndNadine S we are so very pleased you enjoyed your brekkie at our cafe.. See you next time you are passing through!

Reviewed 30 December 2017

Amazing breakfast, the french toast is delectable. Definitely will be back once I have moved down. Chairs a bit uncomfortable and tables rickety which you have to overlook.

Thank Mel N Josh M
Reviewed 12 December 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
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
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:00 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
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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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