The backstreets of Armadale are not really the place that one expects to find a great cafe. But here it is. Nestled in a residential street, Coin Laundry is a bright, airy space serving great coffee from Allpress and some lovely breakfast dishes.
The locals have taken to this ex-laundromat like ducks to water. When I visited at 9.30am on a Sunday morning it was positively heaving with the ‘small children’ crowd. Lots of little people were tucking into breakfast, colouring in and wandering around.
The breakfast menu has a good mix of things on offer, from the simple (house toasted granola ($9) bircher muesli with coconut and passionfruit ($10.5) or poached fruit with sheeps’ milk yoghurt & burnt honey caramel ($11)) to the sweet (caramelised French toast with bacon & maple syrup ($14)) and the interesting (baked bean and feta cassoulet with green olive tapenade ($12.5), cured Ocean Trout with potato rosti, spinach and poached eggs ($16.5)).
A slight hangover on my part meant that the ‘Coin Laundry breakfast’ ($16.5) was hard to pass up:
Crispy bacon, perfectly poached eggs, smashed avocado with a great whack of lemon, spinach, tomatoes and beetroot relish saw me feeling human again.
J went for the ricotta and sweet corn fritters ($13):
J was pretty happy with her dish, tasty fritters (though perhaps a little dry), creamy aioli, fresh corn and cracking eggs and bacon.
All in all, a nice breakfast in a surprising location. I’ll pop by if I am out this way again.Details
61 A Armadale Street
Ph: (03) 9500 1888