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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.

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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:

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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):

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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
Armadale, VIC
Ph: (03) 9500 1888

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7 Responses to “Coin Laundry cafe: cracking breakfast in Armadale”

  1. Hannah says:

    I don’t think I could’ve gone past the burnt honey caramel! Though must say your choices do look lovely and fresh too 🙂

  2. Fatbooo says:

    That’s a cute concept, converting a coin laundry into a breakfast café. Did any of the interior fittings pay homage to the history of the space? : )

    Handsome food too!

  3. clance says:

    Cool pics- I liked this place too. Food is good, location is lovely. Fun blog! Loved your jam tasting ! Clance

  4. Joseph says:

    Looking at these food pics I honestly think that there is nothing to rave about. The presentation looks very basic and definately nothing that hasn’t been done before in fact the breakfasts look like they are mass produced and cooked by people that are not chefs. I tried to make a reservation and was told the restaurant didn’t take bookings . Might visit in 6 months time when it’s novelty has started to wear off.

    • Emily says:

      The food was worth raving about – I eat breakfast out a lot and I was impressed with the quality and flavour of the dishes I tried. Being unable to book for breakfast is definitely frustrating at times, but most places I go to for breakfast don’t offer bookings either….

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