Eating Out: Coin Laundry
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I wouldn’t have known about Coin Laundry if my work colleague Kaitlin didn’t tell me about it. When she first mentioned it to me, I thought it was going to be a spin off of the famous Machine Laundry Cafe in Hobart. I had high hopes, and hoped they didn’t rip off Hobart’s cafe idea.
It did in fact, used to be a fully functioning coin laundromat, and owners Steve Rowley and Matt Vero kept the name. The also did a fabulous job of renovating it! It’s set in the middle of suburbia, but it’s well worth tracking it down.
I took the day off work on Friday, and Hamsley and I headed down for lunch. We arrived at a good time, as tables were full, but there was still room on the large communal bench for us to sit. Moments later, people were waiting around for available tables to free up. The dining crowd consisted of all types; uni students, ladies that lunch, and a few oldies, out enjoying the Spring time air.
I wanted to eat pretty much everything on the menu (both breakfast AND lunch).
I saw the bananna bread with espresso butter arrive to another diner at the communal table, (3 generous pieces of bread on a nice wooden board with a large smear of espresso butter) and it looked just AMAZING. I’ll be back for breakfast one day soon, IF I can get a table on my next visit!
Since Coin Laundry is so new, I couldn’t find a menu online. Now you can all see all the delicious things you can eat, and drool like I did when reading it!
Hehehe… I loved the name of the chai. Thankfully, it was a good chai! Lovely vanilla based chai with honey. It reminded me of Bondi Chai’s vanilla honey flavour.
Every table receives a cute little water bottle with glasses. Hamsley ordered a freshly squeezed OJ, and it was so fresh and delicious!
Oh my god…. this was quite possibly THE BEST steak sanga I have ever had. The onion marmalade and beetroot relish just complimented the most perfectly cooked steak. I loved how much bread was supplied. I actually shared the bread with Hamsley. I was full about 3/4 of the way through, but just had to keep eating because it was just SO GOOD!
Hamsley had asked the waiter about this salad, and they explained it was quite a heavy salad, more filling that your average salad. He was right, Hamsley was easily filled up by this delicious salad. The flowery flavours of the rosewater really complimented everything. Chef Eddie Atkins, recently from Il Fornaio, really knows his stuff!
The dining atmosphere at Coin Laundry is fairly laid back, and just perfect for those lazy days. The wait staff are more than helpful, and the bright, airy dining area is so refreshing. I love how they display the daily specials on butcher’s paper over the door.
Oh! And the bill is presented very cutely too, no photo cos I paid at the counter.
My advice, get down there before it becomes too popular! Amazing food, great atmosphere, I can’t wait to go back! This is the kind of cafe I would like to open – middle of suburbia, serving amazing food that make people come out to that location especially for.
Check out The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s review. It backs up my steak sanga review, and has gorgeous photos!