Jump Inn Craft Beer Bar & Restaurant
When he’s not brewing his own beer Kyle loves spending time at Jump Inn, one of the warmest and most welcoming eating, drinking and sleeping destinations in Alice Springs (the owners’ aim is to make it “a home away from home”).
Kyle is particularly taken with the Vietnamese component of Jump Inn’s menu. “I can’t speak highly enough of their bao and their pho,” says Kyle, who loves the laid-back approach to décor (retro-style sofas, wooden tables and benches, spacious dining area) and the friendly service.
And Jump Inn’s craft beer is a major drawcard. Misty Miyagi Hazy IPA, The Dissident and Old Numbskull are just a few of the wonderfully named beers that rotate through Jump Inn, with an empty keg always being replaced by something equally interesting.
4 Traeger Avenue
0481 781 556
House of Tallulah
The coffee culture that has bloomed around the world has reached Alice Springs, with this vibrant hipster mecca serving what Kyle believes to be the best coffee in town.
“Every morning on the way to work I pick up a coffee from House of Tallulah. They source their beans from DuYu, a local roaster providing the quality national and international travelers now expect,” says Kyle.
House of Tallulah also provides healthy alternative eating and drinking options, from granola, banana bread and porridge for breakfast through to pastrami and sauerkraut for lunch.
And there are plenty of raves for the staff on review websites. Their friendliness and helpfulness create the kind of inner-city vibe that many travelers are surprised to find in the outback Australia.
64 Hartley Street
0434 053 091
Epilogue Lounge & Rooftop Bar
Described by Lonely Planet as “the coolest” place in Alice Springs, Epilogue Lounge brings together everything you need in an eating and entertainment venue: stylish but not pretentious retro décor, vibrant atmosphere, food served all day, a decent wine list and a great location (it’s located smack in the middle of town).
“Epilogue has very high standards and a tasty tapas-style menu, which they’re constantly changing up. It’s just a great place to hang out,” says Kyle, who for years has been a regular at this Alice Springs institution.
1/58 Todd Street
0429 003 874