- In the Heart of CDU -

The Perfect

Ground Coffee

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Freshly ground coffee for your Daily Grind

In the heart of Charles Darwin University


Located in the heart of the Charles Darwin University Casuarina Campus, Ugly Duckling over looks the relaxing Boab Court and The Strand.


Ugly duckling Cafe is the go-to coffee and casual all day dining venue for students, CDU staff and locals! Offering quality beans from Seven Miles Roasters in Sydney at an affordable price for all students, staff.

The all-day dining menu has been carefully curated to ensure the best quality ingredients at the best value for all students and staff 


“Its Amazing how the World begins to Change with a Cup of Coffee.” 

- Dona A. Favors -

Gourmet Sandwiches & Pastries


We offer a large array of freshly made gourmet sandwiches in our deli fridge as a quick grab and go option everyday from open to close.


Brewed with Love

Quality beans from Seven Miles Roaster

Gourmet Sandwiches

Amazing variety of gourmet sandwiches, rolls and baguettes every day


Well curated all-day dining menu with quality ingredients and value for money in mind


Contact Us

uglyduckling@cdu.edu.au / TEL: 08 8946 6163

Thank you for visiting Ugly Duckling! 

For any Catering, Bulk orders or Inquiries, please feel free to contact us using below form or Call Us!

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Trading hours

7:30 am - 4:00 pm Weekdays 

Closed Weekend and Public Holidays



08 8946 6163

CDU Casuarina Campus, Building Red 1

Ellengowan Dr, Casuarina N.T 0810

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