Alice Springs has a great variety and range of places to eat, whether you want to just stroll through the heart of the Todd Mall, with cafes all along the mall or walk beyond the Mall to enjoy some of the other great nearby eateries and restaurants.

Fast food and takeaways, like other modern metropolitan cities, are found in Alice, with most of the fast food outlets found in and near the three main shopping halls, Yeperenye Shopping Centre, Alice Springs Plaza and the Coles Complex. Some offer small cafés or you can purchase your meals from the various takeaway counters and sit in their main food hall seating area. Whilst the Coles complex does not have a food hall seating area, the shopping complex does have takeaways such as Indian food, Chinese noodle and sushi. The Alice Springs Plaza and Yeperenye has a number of takeaways offering a range of meal options such as sandwiches, roast with chips, Chinese, sushi, hot and cold beverages and juice bar.

Alice also have the franchise chains such as Muffin Break, Gloria Jean’s, McDonald’s, KFC, Red Rooster, Hungry Jacks, Domino’s Pizzas and Subways.


Bean Tree Cafe 
Olive Pink Botanic Garden, Tuncks Rd – Ph: 08 8952 0190
– a gorgeous place to have breakfast, lunch, morning or afternoon tea. (Mon-Sun - check website for hours)

Alice Springs Telegraph Station & Trail Station Cafe
Herbert Heritage Drive – Ph: 08 8952 3993
– breakfast until 5 pm (Mon-Sun - check Facebook for details)

Base Cafe
8 Simpson Street (Alice Springs Royal Flying Doctors) – Ph: 08 8958 8409
– breakfast and lunch (Mon-Sat - see Facebook page for times)

Gloria Jean’s Coffees
Yeperenye Shopping Centre, T51 Hartley St, Alice Springs – Ph: 08 8952 2133

House of Talullah
64 Hartley St, Alice Springs – Ph: 0434 053 091
– fresh food, GF, Vegetarian, Vegan, Paleo, great coffee. Breakfast and lunch (Mon-Sat - check Facebook to confirm opening hours)

Krazy Train Diner
Unit 1/38 Elder Street – Ph: 0499 022 196
– burgers, dogs, drinks, coffee and everything soft serve - eat in and take-away. (Mon-Sat - see Facebook for details) 

Muffin Break 
Yeperenye Shopping Centre, 36-38 Hartley St, Alice Springs 
– muffins, coffee plus other light meals plus cakes.

Page 27 Café 
3 Fan Arcade, Alice Springs – Ph: 08 8952 0191
– breakfast and lunch. Breakfast and lunch (Tue-Sun - check Facebook for hours)

Shop 1, Cinema Complex 11 Todd Mall – Ph: 08 8953 1936
– breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Royal Flying Doctor Service Cafe
8-10 Stuart Terrace, Alice Springs – Ph: 08 8958 8412

Sport Café  Restaurant / Sporties
36 Todd St, Alice Springs – Ph: 08 8953 0935

Star of Alice
31 Palm Circuit, Alice Springs – Ph: 08 8953 3900
– Home to the Alice Springs Brewing Co ( ). Check the website for cafe days and hours.

The Bakery /
Shop 4/11 Todd Street (Cnr Cinema Complex, northern end of Todd Mall – Ph: 0428 595 429
– very popular and very hard to resist. (Wed-Sun - 7 am to 1 or 2 pm - see Facebook page for info)

The Coffee Horse
8 Hele Crescent, Alice Springs
– Serving local roast coffee and tasty toasties, breakfast, lunch bowls and unique sweet treats with a smile! Open weekdays 7:30 am - 2 pm and popping up at various events on the weekend!

Watertank Café 
16 B Wilkinson St (Milner Rd entrance), Alice Springs – Ph: 08 8953 6809 Mobile: 0409 522 613 (A/H)
– industrial recycle vibe café, with great food and award winning coffee. Breakfast and lunch with the occasional live music (Tue-Sun - check Facebook for details)

Yaye’s Café
Araluen Cultural Precinct, 61 Larapinta Drv, Alice Springs

Note: Todd Mall has a number of cafes (some not listed here).

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Confucius Palace Dumpling 
10/63 Todd St (Todd Mall), Alice Springs – Ph: 08 8952 3633

Huanuan Alice Springs
82 Barrett Drv, Alice Springs – Ph: 08 8953 7188
– Thai /Indian/Nonya inspired food.

Oriental Gourmet Chinese Restaurant
80 Hartley St, Alice Springs – Ph: 08 8953 0888

Simply Korean Restaurant
41 Gap Rd, Alice Springs – Ph: 08 8955 5110
– Our foods are freshly made everyday. Simple, fresh, delicious menus to satisfy every customers.

Tea Shrine
Shop 6/113 Todd St, Alice Springs – Ph: 08 8952 4339
– a vegan Asian restaurant and teahouse offering a range of teas and other beverages. Simple vegetarian Asian style menu that is also open for breakfast.

Tinh & Lan Vietnamese Restaurant 
Lot 1900 Heffernan Rd, Alice Springs – Ph: 08 8952 8396
– about 10 kms out from the town centre, this restaurant is set in their garden from which they grow ingredients for their dishes. There is indoor and outdoor seating. 

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Other Restaurants

(the following restaurants are located on hotel/motel premises)

DoubleTree Hilton – Saltbush…
82 Barrett Drv, Alice Springs – Ph: 08 8950 0812
– Contemporary Australian style restaurant using fresh produce and Australian bush food.

Mercure Alice Springs Resort – Barra on Todd Restaurant and Bar
34 Stott Terrace, Alice Springs – Ph: 08 8951 4545
– serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The Diplomat Motel – Stumps Restaurant
20 Gregory Terrace, Alice Springs – Ph: 08 8952 8977
– Stumps Restaurant caters for breakfast and dinner. Also has Uncles Tavern that offers pub fare with lunch and dinner menu.

Lasseters Hotel Casino
93 Barrett Drv, Alice Springs – Ph: 08 8950 7777
– serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Restaurants include Juicy Rump, Tali, Tempo, Casbah and The Goat & Bucket.

(the following eateries are located on club)

Gillen Club
57 Milner Rd, Alice Springs – Ph: 08 8952 3749
– Bistro.

Club Eastside
28 Undoolya Rd, Alice Springs – Ph: 08 8952 1917
– Bistro.

(the following also offer food)

Monte’s Lounge
Crn Todd Street and Stott Terrace, Alice Springs Ph: 08 8952 4336
– Eat, drink, laugh…

The Rock Bar
78 Todd St, Alice Springs – Ph: 08 8953 8280
– Open for lunch, dinner and drinks. Also live entertainment.

(the following eateries are located outside of Alice Springs)

Aileron Roadhouse
135 km north of Alice – Ph: 08 8956 9703
– enjoy some breakfast, lunch or dinner with an icy cold beer.


(some offering other dish options)

Casa Nostra Pizza Spaghetti House…
1 Undoolya Rd, Alice Springs – Ph: 08 8952 6749

Domino’s Pizza 
2/1 Parsons St, Alice Springs – Ph: 08 8953 8255 / Ph: 1300 366 466

Rocky’s Pizza 
72 Todd St, Alice Springs – Ph: 08 8953 5454

Sammy’s Pizza & Family Restaurant
Shop 13/58 Head St
Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870

Note: There is a great listing of places that provide something to eat at Alice Springs Eateries