Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Café BooBoo, Red Opus Art Space

Boo Boo is apparently Korean for "husband and wife". The Café is at the back of the Red Opus Art Space gallery at 119 Payneham Road, St Peters. The gallery is packed full of contemporary art works. When Merkel and Mytle visited for breakfast it was an ideal place for browsing while the meals were being cooked. The Café menu includes Korean and Japanese meals and was missing traditional western breakfasts like scrambled eggs or muesli, but the ugly blueberry pancakes were nice.

Your reviewer scoured the 'net for a euphemistic term for the second hand, often mismatched crockery that is bought from garage sales or op shops. This contributes to the retro chic that is part of the offering at places like Café Komodo and Espresso Royale. The best he can come up with are adjectives like "vintage", "classic", "legacy" and "estate".

The hot chocolate was provided in an estate cup and saucer. The drink was topped with a white froth and a liberal sprinkling of chocolate powder. The drink was rich enough but too sweet. The cost was $4.00.

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