If there’s one culture Australians are artful at, it’s brunch, and my friend Delia has certainly mastered the art-form down pat. Naturally, when we arranged to meet up, it involved finding a great café, with good coffee and atmosphere. We both love a place that is cosy, unique and not a franchise.
This particular morning, we were not disappointed! Tucked away in the beautiful suburb of Subiaco, Boucla Boutique Café oozes with an eclectic mix of Greek, Turkish and Moroccan décor. The place has a state of being well-loved, aged and worn, like you find such places in the Mediterranean.
Very popular, but not overcrowded, we headed to the back of the café and tucked ourselves away in the corner nook – truly the best seats of the house.
Soaking up the lavish Moroccan vibes, we very willingly made ourselves at home.
The menu, as you would presume, is inspired from Mediterranean cuisine and has an interesting and very tasty looking selection of meals, plus a choice of pastries and divine looking cakes at the counter cabinet.
But first, coffee!
When they were served, they were more than greatly enjoyed.
Delia is a serious mug-hugger!
Once she picks up that cup, conversation almost completely stops, or gets redirected to talking about the rich aroma and the pleasure of swirling that double espresso resting in her palms. She’d proudly ‘espress’-o that to you herself!
To eat, I ordered from the breakfast menu, the coconut bircher, with toasted seeds, chilli and cinnamon poached pears, maple granola and star anise dust.
If we’re talking muesli, I’d definitely recommend. The flavours and spices were lovely. Quite the ‘pear’-ing!!
Delia ordered the Persian Slipper and it didn’t disappoint either.
A parcel of pastry filled with slow cooked beef, sweet potato and pumpkin in spices, it’s part of their lunchtime menu and is one of their many savoury pastries to try.
We ate and chatted at length, all in the lovely secluded environment.
Then followed a second round of coffee.
Before we thought it time to leave.
We continued to talk and walk (and walk and talk!) down Rockeby Road (some serious multi-tasking going on, don’t you think?), exploring the street and shops, while wearing off brunch.
The architecture is very classic and timeless in the area and wonderful for photo opportunities, that’s for sure!
Below are some fashion picks inspired by my outfit:
….Or a skirt here!
Choices inspired by Delia’s style:
Jeans here. (The choices are endless!)
Soon it was time to head home though, but not before vowing to try another café we found nearby, for our next catch up!
But that’s for another day…