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The Workers' Food Room

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by Justine Crowley (subscribe)
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Published March 20th 2012
Some of the beautiful food at The Workers' Food Room

Once you step foot into The Workers Food Room at 472 Little Lonsdale Street, you are in food, service and coffee heaven. This is one newly opened establishment that is putting a new meaning into what impeccable customer service is all about.

Lunch - that's delish!

To start with, owner Kirsty has been a success in the food and service industries over the last 18 years, and her menu offering is just sensational. The Workers Food Room is a great oasis of food and service for anyone who happens to be in the city during the week, and it is also a great child friendly establishment. Hip hip hooray for that. A perfect place to have coffee and something great and healthy to eat. Five stars indeed. Kirsty and her team of passionate staff just love people and giving away an occasional coffee or muffin to her regular customers, and the staff occasionally do this with two smiles on their faces, if this was a possibility in doing so.

Sensational latte and muffin.

Everything is well organised, and their farmhouse bacon, fried eggs, sucuk and tomato is great value for $15 a pop for breakfast. In fact, any of their menu items with eggs is worth trying, in addition to their wood fired mushrooms and tomatoes on sourdough with parmesan and rocket.

Most of their foods are cooked in a wood oven, and it will be exciting when their liquor licence will come to fruition (which is expected very soon). The Workers Food Room is a perfect way to chill out and reward yourself with a glass of wine and beautiful antipasto dips and Brasserie Bread. I really love this place. You are in great hands with fantastic prices, making the whole experience worth its weight in gold. Foodies (and anyone who is passionate about nutritious and healthy food) you can finally rejoice. Eat, drink and be satisfied knowing that you really are a true Melburnian at this establishment.

More happy customers enjoying the laid back environment.

The lamb (and it goes without saying that all of the food served to their customers) is also freshly cooked, and I was in coffee heaven with a simple latte with a beautiful love heart. Once again, truly symbolic of the care, love, TLC and attention to detail provided by The Workers Food Room. Fine and fairly strong arabica coffee beans are used, and apparently the coffee beans are from Veneziano. Heaven. Veneziano's staff provide great coffee making training to their customers, and this definitely shows through the coffees being made and served here.

As a food critic and writer, I have found that cooking also needs to come from the heart, an element of love needs to be put into every dish, and The Workers Food Room is one top quality establishment that makes this 'cooking with love' philosophy a true and top priority in all of their menu items. Their ricotta and pear muffins are also soft and oh so delicious with fresh flavours, once again so simple yet cooked with passion and love for sure.

The Workers' Food Room is also children friendly.

Regardless of the amount of time you have to enjoy your experience at The Workers Food Room, get prepared for friendly service that will make you want to keep coming back for more and more. You will be proud to be a Melburnian once you begin to become a regular customer at The Workers Food Room.

Who knows, I might see you there sometime.

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Why? Great food, coffee and service in a laid back and friendly locale.
When: 7am-5pm Monday to Friday
Where: The Workers' Food Room
Cost: $4 depending on items ordered
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