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Published October 29th 2012
Lounge out at The Lounge Room
I was taking a gander down Guildford Street, when I came across The Lounge Room. I wasn't exactly very hungry. But when I saw 5 Senses coffee (one of my favourite roasters) being served there, I knew I had to walk in. The furnishings were gorgeous and looking somewhat Melbourne-ish. The details were gorgeous. I took quite a number of photos using the Lomo-mode on my phone, but unfortunately, lomo-ing a photo means that shots came out fairly random too. I only have one good photo of the decor, so here we go. It's not doing The Lounge Room much justice somehow.
After I ordered my flat white and a TLR Caesar Salad, I wandered to the back of the cafe. Oh my... It is awesome. The Lounge Room is its namesake for a reason. There were big Parisian saloon-esque chairs. And I must say we agree in terms of philosophy: Eat, Live and Dream...
My flat white was gorgeous, what else can I expect from 5 Senses roasted coffee? The barista did it full justice, the milk was nicely heated - there was none of the burn or bland taste. There was a rich, nutty flavour in my coffee... Mmmm...
While a TLR Caesar Salad is pretty hard to mess up, The Lounge Room did a fantastic job with it. Their handmade Caesar dressing was light, not too salty and hit the right notes with me. I think I tasted some anchovies in there, but I can't be 100% sure. In any case, it was tasty. Salad was fresh, and my bacon and croutons were done to perfection. It was a great lunch to get my spirits up.
The Lounge Room is conveniently located opposite the Guildford train station for anyone with a hungry pang in the daytime. Serving brekkie and lunch, it's a pretty good launchpad or rest spot for someone getting in or out of Swan Valley. I'd highly suggest this place as a pit stop enroute.