There are very few places that I can put my finger on for a spot of a good dessert; although Boucla doesn't always stay open at nightfall, it does spectacularly for afternoon tea. I do find their breakfast menu to be a simple affair and a little spare for my liking, but their cakes and pastry display certainly does not have the same effect.
Boucla is a wonderful place to photograph; whilst it's constantly busy and you're dodging busy staff and often impatient customers, it's a wonderful place to capture whilst waiting for a takeaway coffee or three.
Each treat is pierced with a tiny chalkboard description and just beckoning to be tasted or taken away for the day. I'm always pretty chuffed when I walk out with a syrup stained paper bag along with a steaming hot coffee.
The traditional Greek pastries are sweet, tantalising and unlike most pastries that you'll find around Perth. They're a worthwhile accompaniment for the road back to reality and next time, I'd much rather make away with the entire tray.
If you're game for some decent coffee in Subiaco and a slice of even more delectable cake, then I highly recommend a slice of Chocolate and Ricotta cake. I've also been known to stick my fork into any cake with berries. For those who are gluten free, you won't feel left out Boucla.
This is also home to one of the most fragrant Chai Latte's I've tried so far in Perth, it was a joy to watch the barista strain the spice mixture from the steaming milk, right before my eyes. Settings like Boucla are hard to find - I've been visiting for almost 4 years on and off now; it never fails to give me relief from a busy morning. It's now open for dinner on Thursdays, which is something that I'd really love to experience.
Sit amongst the alcove, upon middle eastern inspired pillows, or take your pick of the tile mosaic studded tables. Albeit the rush for coffee can overwhelm the establishment at the best of times, it's still one of those places that I could still get lost in. Lately I've been getting a lot of takeaway and it's ideal if you'd rather skip the slight claustrophobia.