Most prominent amongst the bonanza of new cafe venues popping up in Darwin is Nightcliff’s Lucky Bat. Owners Danny Crichton and Justin Schmidt waited a full year for the right location to present itself. “Nightcliff is where we live and our kids go to school so we wanted to keep it local and community focused. The idea was to set up a malleable space where people come to get their coffee and eat, but also to freelance, meet people, promenade and flirt.“
This venue has a few differences that aren’t immediately obvious. A four tonne masonry oven feeds the kitchen with baked goods and provides components for salads and meals. The concept of a wood fired oven with its falling temperature opens up a world of possibilities. Baking, slow cooking, drying and infusing.
Importantly Lucky Bat nails the coffee, using Genovese beans from Melbourne, solid and dependable, and they can rightly claim to be amongst Darwin’s best. All food is cooked fresh on the premises, the menu is Middle Eastern inspired with a local take, including tropical ingredients and creative presentation. Takeaway foods are available, grab a fresh salad or sandwich with your morning coffee and you’ve got lunch covered. If you’re looking for delicious catering you can check out the online sales of cakes, tarts and pies.
Pizza Fridays offers Darwin’s best pizza combinations with an outdoor section at the back of the cafe that is like the fabled hanging gardens of babylon, lush and tropical.
Thursday Feast Night is an eclectic ensemble of culinary experiences. “We want you to trust us to present a well thought out degustation where we will provide our take on local dishes such as Magpie Geese, fresh-caught fish and other flavours”. The cafe is BYO for the time being so bring in your expensive bottles that you’ve been saving for a special occasion!
Day Opening Hours
Monday – Saturday 7am till 4pm
and Sunday 7am till 2pm
Thursday Feast Night
Nothing too much trouble, we love making food and presenting to you!
3/7 Pavonia Place Nightcliff • 08 7099 1160 • firstname.lastname@example.org
FACEBOOK / luckybatspacedarwin • Website: luckybat.space