The Roma Bar has been a Darwin fixture for as long as I can remember, which isn't surprising as it opened in 1973. Once further down Cavenagh Street (and on the other side of the road) than it is today (which used to be a cafe by a different name - possibly the Groove Cafe, I forget), it's a great spot for a coffee and a reasonably priced meal, by Darwin city standards anyway. Open from 7am, they have ample indoor and outdoor seating and a stack of decent newspapers on offer, including the Guardian (international edition). Their signature sandwich is a pan bagne, and they also do a mean Virgin Mary. Although their standard menu is a simple affair, it's worth keeping an eye on the daily specials. Today's offering was esquites - a Mexican corn salad served in a lime and chilli mayo with coriander and feta garnish and a side stack of tortillas.
Roma Bar
9-11 Cavenagh Street
Open 7am-4pm

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