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BOHO Espresso

8 January, 2012


Erric and I have been talking about checking out BOHO espresso for the past few weeks and we finally made it today for a Sunday brekky. The cafe is part of the Luna Max shopping complex and it has a massive area to eat outside under the shade which isn’t rammed full of tables. I like that they have left the area spacious enough that you don’t feel like you are forced to listen to the conversation of the table next to you! All the tables have a bucket of planted herbs as the centre piece and the whole cafe just oozes “relaxation”.


The breakfast menu is concise yet it was still hard to decided what to have! The prices range from $6 for toast up to $22 for the La Boheme – roasted mushrooms & tomatoes, poached eggs, bacon, spinach and asparagus on sour dough. Erric decided to try the La Boheme and I was tossing up between the Breakfast wrap – bacon and egg wrap served with tomato relish and mesclun ($11) or the Benedict’s Fix ($19). I have had a fixation on hollandaise recently so I went the benedict. I saw the “Full of Beans” come out to a table and that lookedΒ delicious. It is a mixture of beans in tomato coulis on fresh ciabatta ($16.50).

They also have an extensive juice and smoothies menu and what I was waiting to try.. their special young coconut drink called “Cocobee” ($10). This was a young coconut drilled to get the juice out, which is then mixed with banana, honey and coconut cream and squeezed back through the drilled hole using a bottle. The waitress was only too happy to explain to me how they did it! Erric ordered a “Ranga” juice ($7.50) which is orange, carrot and lemon. We joked it should have ginger in there too to make it a proper “ranga” drink.

BOHO uses Ristretto coffee which comes from a local Perth roaster. The coffee was beautiful. Both Erric and I commented how good it was. The texture was smooth and there was a bit of a toffee flavour coming through as well.


Erric said her juice was really good. It has a mellow citrus flavour and was refreshing. Now.. my impressive Cocobee drink – wow. It tasted so good! I love that it is served in the young coconut and it was nice and icy cold! It was also never ending – as soon as I thought I had nearly finished there was still heaps more. Well worth the $10 in my opinion.



As soon as the food came out, Erric was like “YES! Warm plates!”. She said she prefers a warm plate for her breakfast rather than getting a stone cold one. Her La Boheme was like a big breakfast stack. The roasted mushrooms had tonnes of flavour and they had used fresh basil in the stack which added even more flavour to the dish. The only minor issue was that one of the poached eggs was holding a fair bit of water but they were still cooked nice and runny. Β Erric said other than the water the dish was awesome.



My Benedict’s Fix was delicious. The eggs were cooked perfectly and were obviously poached directly in water which weirdly.. I haven’t seen in a while. I have been seeing a lot of eggs poached in glad wrap! The hollandaise at first glance looked a little thin but it was anything but. It was nice and buttery with a good amount of seasoning. The only thing it was lacking was the tang of the lemon juice.Β The casalinga bread that it was served on was very fresh and the spinach they had added still had a nice crunch.




The service at BOHO is impressive. Everyone is very personable and who I assume is the owner or manager took the time to chat to us and check on what we thought of everything.


This place is fantastic for a casual breakfast where you wouldn’t feel under dressed if you walked straight from the beach to one of their shady tables. I love that a place like this exists right near the beach. I feel that these types of casual but quality cafes are an island in a sea of up market cafe’s and restaurants. BOHO Espresso is a definitely a relaxing island to visit!

Shop 5, 241 West Coast Drv Β (Luna Shopping Centre), Scarborough
Breakfast served daily 6am – 11.45am

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18 Comments

  • Reply jaxstar84 8 January, 2012 at 8:02 am

    >that sounds great and I could murder an eggs benedict right now!! Its not far from us either so might give it a try on the weekend – so easy to get stuck in a "leederville" breakfast rut! I also wanna try one of those drinks, it looks awesome! I wouldnt even have to share either, bf hates coconut! bonus!

  • Reply Liz @ Breakfast In Perth 8 January, 2012 at 8:09 am

    >The cocobee drink was awesome!! I want another one now!

    I know what you mean about the leedy rut. I was in one with Mt Lawley for a while!

  • Reply Anonymous 9 January, 2012 at 4:45 am

    >This place has to be the best in the area!
    The service was amazing, even though the place is on a constant buzz and the food was a great surprise.
    I hope more Boho's open around Perth.

  • Reply Liz @ Breakfast In Perth 9 January, 2012 at 6:10 am

    >Yes! I think that this place is really destined for great things! I love it!

  • Reply Anonymous 15 January, 2012 at 9:19 am

    >Made three visits now. Easily one of the best places along the coast for proper cafe food (great variety and gorgeous juice bar too). Coffee is tops – Ristretto beans a sound choice. Great new opening, yes I'm happy! Sydney type spunk and Melbourne quality in Perth- Mitch

  • Reply Liz @ Breakfast In Perth 15 January, 2012 at 9:24 am

    >Mitch – fantastic!! I want to go back again soon too. I have been telling all my friends about it!

  • Reply Inge 17 January, 2012 at 2:11 am

    >will definitely call in for a brekky next time we're in Perth!

  • Reply Urban Interest 19 January, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    >Wow, that looks delicious! I will give it a try when I'm in Scarborough. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Liz @ Breakfast In Perth 23 January, 2012 at 12:19 am

    >Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoy BOHO as much as we did!

  • Reply Natalie 12 February, 2012 at 6:14 am

    >Hi, just found your blog through Opshopped which I discovered through tickle the imagination mag. Anyway I digress, I love breakfast out on the weekend – I have been considering trying out this cafe as it's just up the road from my place. Great review, I look forward to giving it a try.

  • Reply Liz @ Breakfast In Perth 13 February, 2012 at 6:23 am

    >Hiya

    Thanks for the feedback! Let me know if you go there and what you thought. If you like coconut drinks you have to try their young coconut!

    Thanks

    Liz

  • Reply Anonymous 8 March, 2012 at 3:43 am

    >I love this blog the food is good

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  • Reply Mark 31 March, 2012 at 10:46 am

    >tried this morning after a recommendation and OMG it was a cup of heaven

  • Reply Liz @ Breakfast In Perth 31 March, 2012 at 11:55 am

    >Fantastic! I want to go there tomorrow and try lunch :)

    Thanks for reading Mark. :)

  • Reply Gia 1 July, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Hi! I live in scarbs and visit BOHO a fair bit, my main whinge is its Super overpriced! Other than that I love it:) good to hear the coffee is good! When they first opened the coffee was a bit hit and miss…

  • Reply Liz 1 July, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    Hi Gia, the prices are a little on the high side but I think it’s worth it. Glad to hear you love it as well!

  • Reply steve 2 July, 2012 at 6:25 am

    old ravers always roast the best coffee. awesome dj back in the day.

  • Reply Liz 2 July, 2012 at 8:50 am

    haha yeah he does make fantastic coffee! He is a really nice guy too – I went into the CBD store to check it out and we ended up chatting for ages!

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