West End Coffee House
80 Vulture St
0431 870 331
The café equivalent of the trusty old pair of comfy slippers, WE Coffee House is a favourite chilled hang-out for locals and more importantly one of the few places in the world where brilliant coffee and fantastic Thai food can be found under the same roof.
Scuffed floorboards, roughly painted brick walls, oil paintings in gilt frames, metal chairs recycled from a Scout group and an old Ansett trolley that has found its way in as a water-bearing bench keep things real while the fantastic Campos keeps everyone awake.
The morning menu is compact, no-fuss, with the home-made touch and toasties to return for. That is, until lunch time, when the menu turns Thai and the best and most authentic street food outside of Thailand is available: think papaya salad or beef salad, pad kapow, chicken or beef larb or vege stir fry in generous servings and all under $10 a plate.