Catering for your next work meeting, seminar or function can be difficult, but here at Dylans we like to make it simple and delicious.
Choose from a wide selection of fresh breakfasts, gourmet sandwich and baguette platters, complemented with finger food, fruit and cheese platters, sweet bites and much more!
Catering is available to be delivered to your door Tuesday to Saturday.
We are now taking booking for functions in our newly renovated upstairs space. With capacity for up to 50 people (standing), the function room is ideal for small or large meetings, workshops, seminars, and private functions.
Operating since 1987 in the historic Stirling Terrace precinct, Dylans has become an Albany landmark for tasty food, awesome coffee, and friendly service.
With booth seats to cosy up in, or views over the Albany’s beautiful Princess Royal Harbour, our relaxed atmosphere paired with long-time menu favourites caters for all tastes, ages and occasions.
Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner, a light snack or one of our amazing homemade cakes paired with our expertly made coffee, there is always something to tempt your tastebuds. Gluten-free and kids menus are available, and bookings are not required.
A large take-away selection is also available. Phone orders are welcome on 9841 8720.
Dylans offers an extensive catering service, and also has a newly renovated upstairs area available to book for functions and meetings (please call us on 9841 8720 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information).
John McKail & Co. Building
completed in 1880.
Victor Elliot "The Pioneer Hairdresser
and Tobacconist" c. 1904.
"Kings" Albany Hostel 1931 - 1946.
Owned by Vernon C. King.
Young men watching the 1939 Albany
Motorcycle TT Races (WAN 0400).
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dylans historic building
The land now occupied by Dylans was first developed by John McKail, a merchant and Consul to the German Empire, who operated as a general merchant in a large warehouse and woolstore on the site. Following his death in 1871, his family, trading as John McKail & Co, built the two storey building Dylans is currently housed in. It was completed in 1880.
In 1902 it was operating as the Central Coffee Palace, with HT Offers Engineering at the rear, when the building was completely gutted by fire. Only the facade and side walls remained. It was rebuilt by 1903 and continued to have many identities including The Pioneer Hairdresser and Tobacconist, the Crystal Cafe, King's Albany Hostel, Rose Albany Hostel & Tea Rooms and finally home to the Albany Light Opera Company in the late 1960’s before the building became empty and derelict.
Tom the Cheap (Grocer) purchased the property in 1968 along with many others along the Terrace with plans to demolish and build a shopping and leisure complex. Fortunately this never came to fruition.
Gwen and Morris Blake acquired the building in 1980, restoring it to a leasable condition and Sophie's Bookshop operated out of it for four years. The conversion to Dylans on the Terrace was completed in September 1987.