Today I decided that we needed a lunchtime adventure – we live in an area surrounded by so many great places to visit. We needed something different.. unexpected..
Now before I get into the experience, food, vibe and décor, I just want start this with the fact that I am no foodie, art critic or overly analytical ‘reviewer’ – we just go out wanting a good time! And if I find a place that I think you will have a good time at, then I need to share it with you!
Railways Café, located in the leafy suburb of Irene Centurion, offers you an oasis which transports you out of the city grind. Everything is oddly mismatched, however nothing is out of place – There is a reassuring comfort and welcome feeling that entices you the moment you walk through the entrance. It’s the feeling of genuine authenticity that this spot offers, grabbing you off guard.
And it’s when you scratch a little deeper, past the décor touches and funky/3D printed bar stools, that you truly understand the vision, mission and dreams of Railways Café owner and team. Check out their site to read up on their story.
Ok, now that we have thoroughly distracted you – back to the overall review and my thoughts of this vibey, quirky and disruptively awesome place. We purposely avoided a live music night (which I have heard is a great night out allowing you to forget about your troubles), as we wanted to see what it was like on an ordinary, chilled day – I like doing things against the norm.. And boy, I’m glad we did!
The vibe is quirky and altogether ‘off-the-beaten-track’, there are no pretences and neither should there be. The furniture and décor speaks to a forgotten era, extraordinary pieces that have been placed together to make a visual fantasy.
We noticed photographers, both pro and amateur, snapping away– and that’s it – its so visually stimulating that you need a good while to take it all in. We sat and chilled happily for a good hour and a half (a little problematic if you have to get back to work!).
The menu sits well with the overall theme and tone of the place, and the food was on par with expectations, but I have to admit, the burger was by far the better option! (I had the Firtternitty Salad while my husband had the PigMe burger).
Definitely check this place out if you are needing a break from the tight suited society and everyday stresses – keen for a vibey hangout and catch up sesh with the friends? This place is for you!
Have you been there? Share your pics and stories with us, I’d love to know how you found it!