Alice Springs Dining on a budget

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Alice Springs Dining on a budget

If you’re looking for delicious dining options that fit into your budget in Alice Springs, then you’ll be pleased to know that there are a variety of cuisines to suit. Starting on Todd Street, you’ll find a mix of restaurants taking you on a culinary journey from modern Australian to exotic Indian feasts. We’ve round up dining options that won’t break the bank, for you to explore during your stay in Alice Springs.

Begin your morning at Cafe Uccello, which transports a European feel straight into Todd Mall. Locals have tipped the coffee here, as being some of the best in town, and you’ll find smoothie bowls, eggs and beans and other delicious combinations to choose from. The fresh interior and breezeblock bar adds a delightful touch, and while the menu is small, each item has been carefully crafted to match with seasonal produce.

While we’re on the cafe theme, Red Dog Cafe is the next place to stop by which serves up a totally different atmosphere. The cafe itself has a quaint charm about it, and it’s perfect for people watching as the chairs spill out onto Todd Mall. With more of a low key, casual vibe, the cafe provides a hearty breakfast, and you can expect lunchtime delights like quesadillas and curry on the menu.

As night begins to fall, the budget dining options don’t end here. Flavours of India’s menu bring hearty options and tandoori specials. You’ll find a variety of vegetarian meals, with the choice to BYO so you can have dinner and drinks for cheap.

For your fix of vegetables and tea, stop by at the Tea Shrine, which is a vegan Asian restaurant and teahouse. Each day keep an eye out for the daily specials with yum cha dishes on offer at lunchtime too. The Tea Shrine is a refreshing break from its meat-heavy alternatives across Alice Springs town centre.

For a local pub feed that still fits into your budget, stop by the Todd Tavern, with a laid back feel in the town centre. Let the hours roll by with a cold drink or enjoy a hot meal at DJ’s Bistro in the tavern.

The choices continue with Loco Burrito for your Mexican fix or Epilogue Lounge, a bit of an institution for locals, with a rooftop and music to keep you all night; the shared platters style means you can spend as little or as much as you like, depending on how many friends you bring.

Start on Todd Street and make your way through these dining options that will fit into your budget while you’re in Alice Springs. With a choice of cuisines and various dining styles, you’ll be able to enjoy a delicious meal and not have to worry about the expense that comes with it!