Located in an old house on Whatley Crescent, Maylands, there is a second entry at the back off a laneway from 8th Avenue, through their car park, and onto a sheltered veranda – where dogs are welcome, too. Inside there a myriad of rooms to choose from, some with café tables and chairs, some with high benches, others with lounges and coffee tables – one has a play area for kids.
With a morning meeting to attend, and a pre-meeting meeting to plan a strategy Steam Haus was the opted for destination – and even at such an ungodly hour (for me, anyway) it was bustling with customers drinking coffee and having breakfast – eggs a variety of ways, toasted sandwiches, muesli, croissants- with baguettes, Reuben sandwiches, burgers and the like offered later in the morning.
My flat white was creamy, served at the right temperature, a bitter nuttiness at the end – good quality, well prepared.
With it I had an almond croissant – which I understand was from Mary Street Bakery – a bloody big croissant, with lots of roasted almond flakes adorning it and a lovely moist almondy filling – I struggled to finish it and didn’t – but gee it was tasty.
Steam Haus is also well located opposite Maylands station so it was easy for me to get to; the staff who were flitting around serving were all chatty and happy and friendly – it is a great little spot in the burgeoning Maylands café strip in and around and along Whatley and 8Th Avenue.