I just landed in Darwin after flying from Hong Kong and I am looking forward to a great coffee. My suitcase is barely unpacked and I’m off to the Four Birds, through the Star Arcade, off Smith St Mall.
This is my favourite place in Darwin.The intriguing alleyway opens up into a buzzy and inviting place to dine and shop. It’s bursting with interest and it’s where many locals hang out at lunch time.
The Frangipani trees send dappled shade across the pavers, umbrellas and sails. I sit on the wall with my piccolo latte beside me on the low Asian style table. The coffee is strong, with a thick creamy topping and it’s tasty, but not bitter. I love Louisa’s coffee and as a special treat I have a slice of “Mum’s” carrot cake with a healthy topping of cream cheese. Wow, it’s good to be back in Darwin.