The Roma Bar serves generous breakfasts at reasonable prices and if you sleep late they do tasty lunches too. Serious caffeine addicts will love Xtreme Caffeine – you can request to have your coffee brewed mild, medium or strong depending on how much spring you need in your step. Enjoy the homemade quiches and breakfasts which seem even tastier because of the simple surrounds: rusty corregated iron panels and basic wooden fittings.The Cool Spot café, in Fannie Bay is popular with the locals and serves a great breakfast and Buzz Café on the water’s edge at Cullen Bay is a great spot for lunch with a sense of humour on the side (one way mirrors in the men’s bathroom with redback spiders embedded on the toilet seat).
Roma Bar: 9-11 Cavenagh Street, Darwin (08) 8981 6729 www.romabar.com.au
Xtreme Caffeine: G5/ 13 Cavenagh Street, Darwin (08) 8941 3003
The Cool Spot Café: 1 Keith Lane, Fannie Bay, Darwin www.coolspot.com.au
Buzz Café: 48 Marina Boulevard, Cullen Bay (08) 8941 1141 www.buzzcafe.com.au
Il Lido is an Italian bar and restaurant with a generous drinks menu that is perfect for lounging away the afternoon alfresco overlooking the lagoon below. Viva la Vida is a tapas bar with a great wine list and delicious tapas, such as empanadas and banderillas- perfect for sharing. For an unpretentious drink and a great view (of the grand NT Parliament) try The Deck Bar or the relaxed local vibe at the Darwin Sailing Club overlooking the beach of Fannie Bay.
Il Lido: Wharf 1, f3/19 Kitchener Drive, Darwin (08) 8941 0900 www.illidodarwin.com.au
Viva la Vida: Paspalis Centrepoint, 48-50 Smith Street Mall (08) 8942 0544 www.vivalavidadarwin.com.au
The Deck Bar: 22 Mitchell Street, Darwin (08) 894 3001 www.thedeckbar.com.au
Darwin Sailing Club: Atkins Drive, Fannie Bay (08) 8981 1700 www.dwnsail.com.au