Local savings in Northern Territory
The staff at this great little cafe in Darwin city know their stuff, and they certainly know how to make a great coffee. The food is brilliant, the staff are all friendly, helpful AND know about the products they sell - they've tried it all so they can tell you what their favourite is, or what that delicious looking chocolate slice tastes like.
Even the chefs are willing to come to chat to customers! Sean, the owner, is friendly and entertaining, and the baristas are all super friendly, lovely girls, and they remember customers names - all of which makes Salvatores my favourite cafe in Darwin.
They are open every day except Christmas, from 7am -10pm, 7 days per week. All menu items are available for take-away and although the food is great, the coffee is brilliant.[less]
One reason that Darwin locals love Salvatores so much is that they offer a discount for environmentally aware customers - simply by bringing a mug from home (or a fabulous reusable thermos like the 'Cheeki' brand thermos that vacuum seals) instead of paying $4.50 for a takeaway latte or hot chocolate, you only pay $3!!
Even with a small outlay for my gorgeous little Thermos (approx $20), I've managed to save a huge amount - saving $1.50 per day x 5 days a week = over $300 a year... and I've been doing this with friends for over four years - a small easy change that gives me more change!! :)
This is authentic Italian pizza for a great price. Food can be expensive in Darwin but here the pizzas are cheap and delicious and the restaurant is BYO so you can go to the supermarket a few doors up for good value wine and take it back there. Or alternatively you can walk or drive around the corner to East Point, a beautiful reserve where you can have a dip in Lake Alexander or watch the sunset over the water while sharing pizza. The local shops at Fannie Bay offer good seafood and a rare Darwin Bakery and other nationalities as alternatives if everyone in the family wants something different. Just don't leave it too late, as things don't stay open late in Darwin.[less]
It's always great value, especially if you take wine and enjoy icy, refreshing jugs of water.
Living Water Op Shop is the best op shop I've found. It's pretty big and open four days a week. You can easily spend at least half an hour rummaging through racks and racks of clothes. There is also plenty of kitchen stuff, magazines, curtains - whatever you want! Their prices are terrific. You never know just what you will find![less]
They often run specials on clothes, mostly for just $1.00. It can get quite busy during those times, so come early.