Eating Out In Tasmania: Machine Laundry Cafe
So it was a case of third time lucky with the Machine Laundry Cafe. We had tried twice to get a table, with no luck. It was our final day in Hobart, and Mum had asked me the day before what I wanted to do. My ONLY request was that we try to have breakfast at the Machine Laundry Cafe again, and that it would be my shout.
Maybe it was the “I’ll shout” part, but my request was met, and off we trundled into town. Luckily it was a weekday, so most people were at work, thus leaving a multitude of tables freely available.
The breakfast menu was quite extensive. Whilst I was tempted by many different things, I hadn’t forgotten the size of the giant muffins I spied on my 2nd attempt to dine at the cafe.
Machine Giant Muffin $6.00
Sweet flavour of the day: orange, ricotta & honey
The giant muffin was HUGE. I got about half way through and thought I’d take the rest with me. But then I just sat there and ate the whole thing, bar one bite. Needless to say, I didn’t really require any more food for the rest of the day.
There was a strong orange taste, and ricotta chunks. A fantastic muffin from top to bottom. So light, and fluffy, and lots of muffin top, which is the best part (as most Seinfeld fans would know; Top Of The Muffin, TO YOU!”).
Machine Made Toasted Muesli $9.00
Spiced and lightly toasted rolled oats and barely, seeds and nuts. Served with baked winter fruit and organic yoghurt.
Dad had the muesli, and was rather content after eating it. Served with milk, it would have been an excellent way to start the day.
Baby Ben $8.50
Half eggs benedict, snuggled in a soft white bap.
Mum wanted something fairly small for breakfast, as she already had a quick bite to eat. Instead of getting a full sized serve of eggs benedict again, she ordered the Baby Ben. It was so cute, and just the right portion size for her.
So, was it worth coming back three times?
Hell yes. The staff were fantastic, the food was terrific and the atmosphere was totally different to your normal cafe; most likely due to the washing machines.
I will be going back the next time I’m in Hobart.
Machine Laundry Cafe
12 Salamanca Sq
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: (03) 6224 9922