I was one of the lucky customers who got to have the Randy Wallhole experience within the first 48 hours of their doors opening! Let me tell you now…this cafe is going to be a hit! There’s nothing quite like kicking back with a good coffee whilst listening to the sweet sounds of The Beatles playing in the background – on vinyl nonetheless! If having a working record player wasn’t vintage enough for you then perhaps the retro decor will assist you in taking that step back in time. Assorted chairs, tables and art deco gives an almost “Grease” (the movie) feel to it mixed with Andy Warhol’s studio. Everything is mismatched and it totally works!
In the heart of Southport this little cafe is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the CBD. You cant help but feel slightly at home here at Randy Wallhole (or perhaps even at your grandparents house ha). It could be the incredibly comfy lounges that suck you in or the family fun board games lying around just waiting for you to spend hours playing them, OR, it could even just be the warm friendly staff who greet you with big smiles on arrival. Either way, there was just something about the place that made me feel totally comfortable – so comfortable in fact that at one point I found myself with my feet up on the couch!
The menu is quite simple but I believe it adds to that “homely” vibe they’ve got going on. Jaffles, bagels and even coco-pops are all on offer… Sounds like a typical Sunday morning in the Brady Bunch household to me! I went for the Bavo Bagel – Bacon, avo, cos lettuce, tomato with garlic aioli. Full of flavour this bagel definitely satisfied my taste buds. My mouth is watering now just thinking about it! On the coffee front Randy Wallhole’s blend of choice comes from a roaster in Brisbane known as Toby’s Estate. I found the coffee to be full bodied with a smooth creamy aftertaste. Very enjoyable! I strongly advise you to get down and check this place out if your looking for a little life escape. Take a book, curl up in one of the leather armchairs with a coffee and sip your morning away!
Christie Smith xx
21 Nind Street, Southport