We’ve all had to sit and wait for our laundry to finish and thought to ourselves “wish I could get something to eat here.” Well, the obvious has finally come to pass and Copenhagen has made this wish come true.
The Laundromat Cafe has the look of a classic laundromat from decades past, but it also serves great food and drinks and even has a large library and plenty of table games to help pass the time while you’re waiting for your food. But the million-dollar question: can you do your laundry? The answer seems to be yes.
The Nanairo Temari Uta in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
This place is thought to be one of the most unique restaurants in all of Tokyo, and wow, that's quite the statement. They might have a chance, though – first off, you sit inside a big ball, something called a Temari. They were traditionally toys (and much smaller, obviously), but then they became decorative and, finally, functional.
This restaurant has turned the Temari into a cozy little room that is perfect for private dinners or small social functions. Classic Japanese food such as sushi, salmon eggs, and more are on the menu.
Zauo Restaurant in Fukuoka, Japan
There are plenty of restaurants that let you pick out the food for your meal while it's still alive. You can choose the lobster right from the tank or pick the cow that will become your steak while it's still chewing on grass. But what if you had to CATCH your own food? That's what the Zauo Restaurant in Tokyo has as its main attraction – it's even cheaper.
You have to rent a pole, but you can ask to catch a specific fish, after which you will hand it to the staff and they'll cook it up nice, just for you.
The Clinic Bar in Singapore
There are only a few places in the world where you can get your Sangria in an IV bag, and at least one of them is in Singapore. It's called the Clinic Cafe, and it's a medical-themed bar and restaurant in the heart of the Clarke Quay district. It's said to be a tribute to artist Damien Hirst.
Wheelchairs and the normal seating, there are hospital beds to relax on, and the servers are all dressed in hospital whites. As theme restaurants go it's a little out there – not many people get an appetite from the hospital setting.
The Safehouse in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
The worst-kept secret on the shore of Lake Michigan is that of the Safehouse, a spy-themed bar, and restaurant that is full of Cold War imagery. James Bond isn't the only classic character you'll see if you step in for a bite.
During the day you can bring the family for food, spy fun, and souvenir cups – during the night, the veteran spies can relax with martinis, code words, and classic music. It's been up and running since 1966 – while the cold war was still in full swing, mind you.