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Mobile Office Reviews: Edgar’s Inn

By 17 April 2013 14

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The team here at the RiotACT Mobile Office Reviews mobile headquarters has been listening to your feedback dear readers.

Some of you want us to go south-side.

Some of you hate how ‘hipster’ the places we’ve been visiting are.

Some of you suggested we suggested we head to the Ainslie shops and hit up Edgar’s Inn.

Well, two out of three ain’t bad.

Food:

Johnboy has posted up a lunch review, check it out.

We had planned to have breakfast there, however it turns out they only do breakfast on weekends. So Theo’s got my money this morning. It has to be said the staff at Edgar’s didn’t get upset when I brought my Theo’s burger over and ate it in their venue, which is nice of them.

It has long been a source of irritation to me how strict Edgar’s are with their food timetable, and many a time I’ve been turned away empty handed when I’ve gone there for a meal at what I thought was a reasonable hour for lunch or breakfast. I will admit that what I think is a reasonable time for breakfast is quite different to what most people think.

Productivity:

A mixed bag. The place is set up well for work, and there’s plenty of space on the tables to fit your laptop and bag and whatever else you need. Sadly the noise levels proved to be too much of a distraction. The closer we got to lunchtime the more the venue filled with the screams and cries of small children.

Ainslie shops has a lot of traffic, both of the vehicle and foot varieties, which adds to the noise and distraction levels. There also was some rather loud road works happening right next to Edgar’s, but that would not be an ongoing problem.

Coffee:

Over to Johnboy:

The coffee was pretty good for a pub and utterly forgettable, the tea was a bland tea bag is a small pot without a lid.

Comfort:

There are no couches to relax on, but the chairs and stools do the job well enough.

Outside in the beer garden the umbrellas keep out the sun, the heaters keep you warm and the potted plants keep you happy. It’s really quite nice there.

Internet Access:

No WiFi, however the mobile coverage is good. Our hotspot lost reception once, but we think it was more likely to be the fault of our hotspot than the coverage being weak.

Service:

Great. The service at Edgar’s has always been one of their best features. It can take a while during peak times to get your coffee or meal, but never long enough to cause concern.

Other People:

Lots of them. Everywhere. Families galore. A much less… eccentric… crowd than our last two venues (The Front and the ANU Co-op)

Everyone was dressed very sensibly, and very neat hair, and probably had a nice car and a mortgage. These are the kind of people who, like many of you, think using milk crates to make furniture is something only a ‘hipster’ would do. So if that’s you, then these are your people.

There were also a lot of dogs and small children there. The dogs were very well behaved, the small children not so much.

Conclusion:

I really like Edgar’s. Good beers, great food, and lovely staff make this a fantastic place to meet friends, or just hang out. As an office however it struggles. The lack of WiFi, the loud area, and the family friendly nature of the place make it ill suited for work.

Still, a lovely place to spend the day.

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14 Responses to Mobile Office Reviews: Edgar’s Inn
#1
kea4:53 pm, 17 Apr 13

Keem ‘em coming.. This is has been a point of discussion recently.. need places to do business but not a client’s office.. we even have an internal Hot or Not list..

#2
caf5:06 pm, 17 Apr 13

There were probably more small children there today than would be the case on other mornings, because Wednesday is when Paint and Play is on at Ainslie.

#3
dpm7:53 pm, 17 Apr 13

caf said :

There were probably more small children there today than would be the case on other mornings, because Wednesday is when Paint and Play is on at Ainslie.

..don’t forget the school holidays.

#4
EvanJames11:01 pm, 17 Apr 13

Remember when pubs were adult spaces? Remember adult spaces at all? Are there any left?

#5
dpm7:55 am, 18 Apr 13

A couple of other things:
“There are no couches to relax on, but the chairs and stools do the job well enough.”

This coming from reviewers that liked milk crates (with sacks, if lucky)!

“Everyone was dressed very sensibly, and very neat hair, and probably had a nice car and a mortgage. These are the kind of people who, like many of you, think using milk crates to make furniture is something only a ‘hipster’ would do. So if that’s you, then these are your people.”

I’m not too sure what the relevance of ‘other people’ at a Mobile office review is? I mean, aren’t you there to do *your* work?
I can understand mentioning if the people there are loud, or it’s full (which would potentially affect your Mobile work) but otherwise, who give a rat’s what the other guests look like/ are wearing /if they have a mortgage(?)/or if they have messy hair?!

It still kinda sounds you’re actually looking for and reviewing trendy places – that are to be to be seen at and you can take a laptop to – and not just places where you can go and get a feed/drink while doing some work? Hipsters…. Hahaha!

Back to the fabled milk crates, I have to ask, have you replaced the chairs in your actual office and home with them, since you hipsters see their perfection for that role where others don’t? Hahaha! :-)

#6
Barcham9:52 am, 18 Apr 13

dpm said :

caf said :

There were probably more small children there today than would be the case on other mornings, because Wednesday is when Paint and Play is on at Ainslie.

..don’t forget the school holidays.

Both very good points.

#7
Jivrashia2:11 pm, 18 Apr 13

The team here at here at
Barcham has developed a stutter a stutter a stutter…

Johnboy has posted up a lunch review, check it out.
You’re doing it (link) wrong!

#8
Barcham2:15 pm, 18 Apr 13

Jivrashia said :

The team here at here at
Barcham has developed a stutter a stutter a stutter…

Johnboy has posted up a lunch review, check it out.
You’re doing it (link) wrong!

Boom. That’s my pay docked this week. :)

#9
Heavs2:25 pm, 18 Apr 13

EvanJames said :

Remember when pubs were adult spaces? Remember adult spaces at all? Are there any left?

Jesus you’re a sad sack. Always on about people with kids and how hard it is to get a mortgage or buy a house as a single person. Just because you got left on the shelf doesn’t mean you should be hating on others who chose to get married and have kids.

#10
Jim Jones2:32 pm, 18 Apr 13

EvanJames said :

Remember when pubs were adult spaces? Remember adult spaces at all? Are there any left?

You could always lock yourself in your room and have a sook about it – I’m pretty sure your bedroom is an ‘adult space’.

#11
BimboGeek3:14 pm, 18 Apr 13

EvanJames said :

Remember when pubs were adult spaces? Remember adult spaces at all? Are there any left?

Sins and cmc.

#12
EvanJames4:56 pm, 18 Apr 13

Heavs said :

EvanJames said :

Remember when pubs were adult spaces? Remember adult spaces at all? Are there any left?

Jesus you’re a sad sack. Always on about people with kids and how hard it is to get a mortgage or buy a house as a single person. Just because you got left on the shelf doesn’t mean you should be hating on others who chose to get married and have kids.

You’re right, I should be like you.

You sound so happy!

#13
Heavs9:43 pm, 18 Apr 13

EvanJames said :

Heavs said :

EvanJames said :

Remember when pubs were adult spaces? Remember adult spaces at all? Are there any left?

Jesus you’re a sad sack. Always on about people with kids and how hard it is to get a mortgage or buy a house as a single person. Just because you got left on the shelf doesn’t mean you should be hating on others who chose to get married and have kids.

You’re right, I should be like you.

You sound so happy!

I’m travelling OK thanks buddy. Maybe you could put in some more information about the traffic woes around the airport when coming in from Queanbeyan. I always find them as fascinating as your ‘why can’t they build houses for single people’ sooks on the real estate threads.

#14
Kerryhemsley11:11 am, 19 Apr 13

Heavs said :

EvanJames said :

Remember when pubs were adult spaces? Remember adult spaces at all? Are there any left?

Jesus you’re a sad sack. Always on about people with kids and how hard it is to get a mortgage or buy a house as a single person. Just because you got left on the shelf doesn’t mean you should be hating on others who chose to get married and have kids.

+1
“I was looking for a job and then I found a job and heaven knows I ‘m miserable now” Morrisey 1984

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