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Watertank Cafe

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16B Wilkinson St, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
+61 408 854 472
09:00 - 14:00
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Sun 09:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 15:00
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Again, this is not one of the tourist trap places at the centre of Town. Watertank is known more to locals. Service is friendly, live music on occasions. Good seating both indoors and outdoors. Menu offers light snacks, sandwiches or something more hearty. Coffee is great and service is quick and friendly.

Thank Tim W
Las Vegas, Nevada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

A good breakfast place in town with a friendly atmosphere! They provide the inside / outside seating areas, just have to order at the counter, grab your table number, and find a good seat. Prices are reasonable. Our last visit was as good as our food. We had French toast and vermicelli noodles - Thai salad with chicken balls and... More 

Thank Ning R
Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has a great feel to it, very casual, nice outdoor space (dog friendly outside) wonderful food (French toast with baked apples and blueberries) and terrific service. Priced reasonably as well. Best meal we had in Alice.

Thank Hyde52
Melbourne, Australia
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting building, wide menu, well presented, staff friendly and also professional. Excellent food. Heard 2nd hand from others that it's a bit variable day to day, but my experience very good. And interesting drinks and sinful cakes.

Thank Fra P
Adelaide, Australia
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55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

I would definitely not recommend this place. My pancakes were ok, but I was very lucky that a friend noticed that the bacon written at the end was included, rather than the add on that it is everywhere else. I nearly got an unpleasant surprise. More importantly, I got a mango frappe, which just tasted like slightly flavored water. I... More 

Thank walkaboutography
Alice Springs, Australia
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133 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Ask a local how to get there, as a visitor you will not find it. Situated in the industrial area in a "shed". The decor is something that most of us look at and see it as either fantastic or think we are in a cleaned up rubbish dump, lots of old gear. Food is great, some items a bit... More 

Thank oldie_9
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Guys and girls, this is a good place to go for a weekend Brekky, plus they have live music too (pretty sure it's during the week too). The coffees were pretty damn good, and the food is delicious. If anything, I reckon the food serving sizes could be a little bigger, but that's because I'm a big guy. Well done.

Thank Daniel E
Helena, Montana
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77 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We ate here every day while we stayed in Alice for lunch or breakfast and one day for both! Everything we tried was off the charts delicious. The owner is usually there and she is super friendly and helpful. We both loved the beet hummus! Wow: what we would give for that recipe!

Thank Webwalla
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

So went to the Waterfall for breakfast. Ordered coffee and the Moroccan Aussie $29 all up. Coffee was cold so sent it back, and asked for it to be extra hot. That didn't happen and the Moroccan well the flavors did not work all in all very disappointed. Won't be going back.

Thank Louise B
Alice Springs, Australia
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

We have been to the Watertank Cafe several times, it never fails to please. Live music on the weekends, great selection of food, prices are on the higher end. Only note service is a bit slow but always friendly

Thank Pahlut01

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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$5 - US$14
Cafe, Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
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
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?