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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 good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (9 reviews)
“french toast” (6 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 15:00All 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Lovely cafe with a water/outback theme but the food and coffee is very good and fresh tending to the modern Australian. Not licensed. The only thing keeping them from a five star review was the ordering system which seemed very clunky and slow.

Thank Winedude
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

On entering the cafe you first notice the funky decor which sets the tone for a great place to eat - salads were devine especially the slaw salad! You must check it out when in Alice

Thank Kerri M
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Lunch with my daughter - I was keen to try the Watertank after reading the other reviews. Surprisingly it's in an Industrial Estate but found it well patronised at 1.30. A popular local spot according to my daughter. I had a gluten free roasted beetroot...More

Thank Lissa C
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Groovy cafe, great coffee, excellent service and delicious food. I don't ask for much more. We loved this little gem hidden in the industrial part of town. Stop in and enjoy.

1  Thank Bergzz
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

The Watertank Cafe is located close to a warehouse sized Bush and Camping Outfitter that sells its beef jerky in bulk. Lots of off street parking amongst the re-purposed giant tap and watertank. Good tucker and plenty of bush honey for souvenirs.

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

The food, drinks, and atmosphere were absolutely perfect. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. I can't wait to go back.

Thank Laura193
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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
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 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
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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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