Washing your clothes is considered a chore, but with the right laundry equipment in a great environment – it doesn’t have to be. These 3 international laundromats have managed to take this idea to a whole new level by providing their customers with a laundry experience rather than just the appliances they require to get the job done. By combining high quality commercial laundry equipment in a welcoming, social space – these entrepeneurs helping put the fun back into the functions of every day life. Check out our top 3 favorites here.
Le Cafe Laverie, France
Located in the beautiful city of Rennes, Le Cafe Laverie is the ultimate wash and relax laundry experience. With a combined cafe, bar, and laundromat – the facility even includes an outdoor patio, which allows you to enjoy a nice day outside. This is in stark comparison to the rather dimly lit, humid laundromat that many of us are used to. Sip a cup of coffee while sorting your laundry load or dace the night away at one of the many elaborate costume parties that are hosted at the location throughout the year. While its selection of retro laundry equipment might leave something to be desired in the actual cleaning department, its funky atmosphere makes up for the outdated technology.
Wash & Coffee, Germany
The city of Munich is famous for its vibrant street culture, and the atmosphere at Wash and Coffee fits right in. The first location in a chain of European Laundry Lounges, Wash & Coffee is product of a collaboration between Bosch and Persil, one supplying the laundry equipment and the other the detergent. Offering free wi-fi, plenty of seating, and a respectable menu of snacks and drinks, Wash & Coffee is the quintessential urban launderette experience of the modern age. As their name implies, you can even enjoy a free cup of coffee while you wait for your load to finish.
Suds in Melbourne have got the urban laundry experience down to a fine art. Designed by an award winning architecture firm, Suds uses the power of beautiful design to create a more pleasant chore experience. Features of the space include state of the art laundry equipment, Large circular cut-outs mirror bubbles and plush, comfortable seating for the customers. The contrast of the steel machines, white cutouts, wood, and fabricated grass creates a modern, sleek aesthetic for the facility.