Tucked at the end of an arcade in Northbridge off William St, you’ll find this wonderful, small cafe that really packs a punch.
Babooshka is still a new inclusion to the Perth food and coffee scene and boasts tables inside and out with a wonderfully airy back seating area. The service was okay, friendly and relaxed but not super prompt. You’ll need to order and pay at the counter but your food will appear at your table after that.
What we really came here for though was the coffee! Babooshka are repping the Blacklist Coffee Roasters (another name for the boys at our local favourite, Sprolo) forte blend. This is a rich, and strong coffee, complex and full bodied, one of those coffees that makes you happy, and passed our second coffee test with flying colours!
Not only do they serve excellent coffee but also have a small menu of brunch dishes. We chose the Boston Beans for our savoury dish. It looked a bit oily when it arrived but was perfect when mixed through. There was a good balance of ingredients and it had a rich and meaty flavour, while it may be a scorching summer right now, this would be a perfect dish to warm you up on a winters morning!
Our last dish was the granola with a vanilla bean panna cotta. This was wonderfully presented, if you want a good Instagram snap this is the dish for you. We liked that the panna cotta was served standing, but it was a bit over set and needed a little more of that wobble. It had a lovely lightly coconut and vanilla flavours which were complemented well by the granola. Toasted, with fruit, hints of honey and a blueberry sauce the granola completed what was both a beautiful and satisfying breakfast.
Babooshka is a fantastic little spot for coffee or brunch and we would heartily recommend it for your next weekend escape!