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Beth McFadden3 years ago

"Hamburgers: The cornerstone of any nutritious breakfast"

America is renowned for two things; Hollywood and it’s greasy food and oversized meals. Many people flock to the states to visit the land of the stars and all of their favourite childhood movies, to try their incredible wings or flavour-filled cheeseburgers. Luckily, with some incredible American themed restaurants located in Darwin, you don’t need to buy your ticket overseas when you can support some of the best local businesses in the Northern Territory. Whip out your cop costume or best Uma Thurman wig and check out these cafes to learn a bit about American food and culture.

Pulp Kitchen

“The Baby Moo”, Pulp Kitchen – Darwin

One movie with a cult following is Pulp Fiction; this iconic 90’s American movie has set the standard as one of the most influential films of the decade, with it’s grungy synopsis and intertwining story lines. It’s also inspired this café, Pulp Kitchen, nestled in beside the Palmerston Golf Course and Charles Darwin University. Themed as, you guessed it, an American style diner, you can indulge in a massive burger and pretend you’re Honey Bunny or Pumpkin. If you’re looking for a breakfast spot, you can order the Big Fry Up for a super filling meal, including eggs, bacon, pork sausages, baked beans, grilled tomato and buttered thick cut toast. You can even get a photo as one of the main characters with their quirky cut out photo board at the front of the cafe. Stop in here for an incredible feed at any point of the day, just don’t leave your wallet behind.
Where: 9/130 University Ave, Palmerston NT 0830

Uncle Sam’s Take Away Food

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Grab a quick burger (stock image), Uncle Sam’s Take Away Food – Darwin

In WW1, posters in the United States emerged of ‘Uncle Sam’ (a personification of the American government) pointing and asking for people to enlist in the U.S. Army. This iconic figure has evolved and is now the common term used to refer to the U.S. Government (particularly in conspiracy theories) and his figure reappears every 4th of July for Independence Day. He’s also popped up in Darwin, with Uncle Sam’s Take Away food operating as a 24-hour café to feed hungry locals at the early hours of the morning for decades. This take away food hub serves up all the greasy favourites, from burgers and steak sandwiches to chips and gravy. While it’s renowned to get a bit rowdy after the nightclubs close, no one can deny this is the best early morning feed they’ve had after a big night out. Let Uncle Sam treat you to a delicious meal when you need it most.

Where: 109 Smith Street, Darwin NT 0800

Boat Shed Coffee House

Nutella doughnuts, Boat Shed Coffee House - Darwin
Nutella doughnuts, Boat Shed Coffee House – Darwin

A classic stereotype that we always see in Hollywood films is an American cops love of doughnuts and sweet treats. Whether this stereotype plays out in real life or not, we’ve found the best doughnuts in Darwin for you to live out your fantasy of being a Beverly Hills Cop and indulge in some deep fried goodness. The Boat Shed Coffee House has an incredible selection of food, from big breakfasts to fresh fruit salad and sandwiches. They also serve up smooth coffee, sometimes with latte art for your enjoyment. Notable though are their doughnuts; serving up different specials everyday, a visit to the Boat Shed Coffee House might find you biting into an incredible Nutella doughnut, filled with the smooth, hazelnut cream. If you miss out on these goodies, you don’t need to stress as their cabinet is often filled with other treats such as mini bundt cakes, Danishes and croissants. Put the Boat Shed Coffee House on your list of places to try in Darwin if you’re after some incredible caffeine served alongside something naughty. Get those aviators out and head down there today.
Where: 56 Marina Boulevard, Larrakeyah NT 0820

If you’ve got an American fave that gets served up in a Darwin cafe, comment and let us know!

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