The Elgin Street Laundrette has been resurrected as Soap Bar and is open for business! With seven big shiny brand new washers and 10 giant tumble dryers (hot!), we've got everything you need to launder your life away and guess what - they're the most eco-friendly you can get, so you get extra Carbon Footprint Karma :)
Use and abuse our free WiFi while you kick back on one of our super comfy seating, because here at Soap Bar we believe that chores should be something you look forward to!
Even better, in a few weeks we'll be launching our in-house cafe so you can swill caffeine while your clothes get swished clean by our green machines.
See you soon!!
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Cute little laundrett!
I love that you can pay remotely via PayPal.
Coffee is good too.
Royalty free music playing in the place could become a bit tiring after a minute though.
Hi Jonathon, Thanks for the review :) We do normally have a funky little play list on that gets really great reviews from all walks of life, however, on weekends we give free rein to the barista, "Happy Barista, Better Coffee" is my theory, anyways. Thanks for the feedback too.
From its eclectically cool music, the classic movie on the TV, to the numerous comfy couches and outdoor space, the Soap Bar has a pretty awesome atmosphere. The washing machines are all top of the line and so far haven't eaten any of my clothes, which is always a plus. The staff are charming and are always happy to help (even with tech-savvy fixing when we put change in the wrong machine) or just have a chat. The caf is taking baby steps at the moment, but once they've had time to iron out the creases (no pun intended) it'll be the coolest place to get coffee in the area.
To be honest, this place simply makes doing the laundry a joy and an actual event in the day. I don't really want to get a machine at home now.
Went to do laundry there the other day and was pretty happy to see a cafe. Got a really good coffee (with Bonsoy) and a free cupcake because they just opened. The place is really clean and comfortable and the staff member was really nice and helpful getting me change for the machines.