Icon - Arrow LeftAn icon we use to indicate a rightwards action. Icon - Arrow RightAn icon we use to indicate a leftwards action. Icon - External LinkAn icon we use to indicate a button link is external. Icon - MessageThe icon we use to represent an email action. Icon - Down ChevronUsed to indicate a dropdown. Icon - CloseUsed to indicate a close action. Icon - Dropdown ArrowUsed to indicate a dropdown. Icon - Location PinUsed to showcase a location on a map. Icon - Zoom OutUsed to indicate a zoom out action on a map. Icon - Zoom InUsed to indicate a zoom in action on a map. Icon - SearchUsed to indicate a search action. Icon - EmailUsed to indicate an emai action. Icon - FacebookFacebooks brand mark for use in social sharing icons. flipboard Icon - InstagramInstagrams brand mark for use in social sharing icons. Icon - PinterestPinterests brand mark for use in social sharing icons. Icon - TwitterTwitters brand mark for use in social sharing icons. Icon - Check MarkA check mark for checkbox buttons.
You are reading

A Coin Laundry Turned Cafe


A Coin Laundry Turned Cafe

January 30, 2013

Former laundromats seem to make the best coffee shops; case-in-point, the Coin Laundry located in the Melbourne suburbs of Armadale.

Old school friends, Matt Vero and Steve Rowley, put a quiet neighborhood on the map when they took it upon themselves to renovate the Coin Laundry, a one time launderette. They exposed an original brick wall, installed a tiled counter and painting the place white turning the forlorn space into a happening coffee join. The duo have since sold the cafe but it's still firmly on the map serving coffee and "brekkie" (Aussie speak for breakfast). For more information, go to Coin Laundry.

Images by Rebecca Hughes for Melbourne Cafes Photo Blog and also via Facebook.

Above: The day's menu is displayed on a roll of kraft paper above the doorway. Vero and Rowley's signature blue trim can be seen on the door trim.

Above: Vero and Rowley balanced the acoustics of the concrete floor by cleverly hanging linen tea towels from the ceiling providing a decorative touch while also serving as sound absorbers.

Above: An expanse of white subway tile is enlivened with an apple-green stripe.

Above: The ceiling wrapped in linens.

Above: The building's original name was kept by the owners. The brew of choice down-under? New Zealand's All Press coffee.

Above; Bentwood style chair at a reclaimed table.

Above: A wall-mounted wire frame supports a group of small vases displaying flowers.

Above: The owners attached wooden shelves to the original exposed brick wall.

Above: The original laundry exterior is painted white with a cobalt blue door.

Check out Vergennes Laundry, another former laundromat-cum-coffee-shop.

Explore more of our finds from down under in our City Guides.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original post ran on January 5, 2012.

Have a Question or Comment About This Post?

Join the conversation