….a very boho beach breakfast

There’s a few things I love in this world…. and when they mesh together, its perfection! This morning’s journey to Scarborough married up some of my great loves: exercise, beach time and a beautiful breakfast.

A 45 minute walk along Scarborough Beach is such an awesome way to start your morning. Walking is amazingly good exercise…. and with the right diet it’s just about all you need to do exercise-wise unless you have a desire to look like Miss (or Mr) Universe.

45 minute beach walk followed by stillness with a view

45 minute beach walk followed by stillness with a view

Beach Kit: lulu shorts, haviana thongs, towel, sunscreen & water..... beachtime mandatories

Beach Kit: lulu shorts, haviana thongs, towel, sunscreen & water….. beachtime mandatories

After my walk, I usually try to find a cafe where I feel completely comfortable in my gym or beach clothes, with sand stuck to my feet and hair a mess. I stopped caring long ago about how I look in a cafe. I’m not completely sure if I ever did care! In any event, Boho Espresso fits the bill.  You will be surrounded by equally shabby and happy diners.

I spoke with the owner Donny Collins who told me he fitted out the restaurant himself, making a lot of the furniture by hand and commissioning other custom made pieces. The result is a stylized beach shack, with quirky bohemian theme.

Boho Espresso is a great place to chill after a morning at the beach.  The Carribbean music had me jiving into my coffee

Boho Espresso is a great place to chill after a morning at the beach. The Carribbean music had me jiving into my coffee

Boho Espresso juices & smoothies are first class.  Try the Scarlet Pimp or the 'Ranga' (an ode to all things orange!)

Boho Espresso juices & smoothies are first class. Try the Scarlet Pimp or the ‘Ranga’ (an ode to all things orange!)

The juices at Boho are definitely worth a try. Try the ‘Scarlet Pimp‘ ($7.80) – apple, celery & beetroot; or the ‘Ranga‘ – orange, carrot & lemon; or maybe the ‘American Psycho‘ will quell your hangover – tomato, lemon, celery & tobasco.

I have not tried the smoothies yet, but with names such as ‘Ooh La La‘, the ‘Fuzzy Nut‘ and ‘The Poet‘, I’ll certainly give them a go next visit.

Sometimes it's the simple things in life!  Poached eggs, greens & toast

Sometimes it’s the simple things in life! Poached eggs, greens & toast

I avoid grain all week.... so  weekends are a special time reserved for dietary cheats

I avoid grain all week…. so weekends are a special time reserved for dietary cheats

Breakfast options are plentiful. Bircher muesli ($15.50) includes poached pears, rhubarb, blueberries, toasted coconut, honey and homemade yoghurt.  Interesting dishes such as the ‘Cha Cha Boom‘, compiled of poached eggs, hummus, smashed avocado, dukka spices, caramelised ham & watercress ($20) tickle my fancy also.

I usually avoid bread all week (as I do not believe grains should be a staple in the diet). However weekends – they were designed for cheating!  I spoilt myself with the ‘Boho Avo‘ – crispy ciabatta toast, avocado, house made labneh, lemon and black salt ($16.50) and my friend kept things simple with poached eggs on toast.

There’s all manner of temptations at Boho, and its always great to see dietary sensitive options such as gluten free on the menu. Knowing as I do that gluten free means very little healthwise for the average person (although very important for the gluten-sensitive or coeliac), I managed to avoid this delectable dessert this time. I’m not sure if I will be so strong the next time.

Just one of the many temptations at Boho Espresso, Scarborough Beach

Just one of the many temptations at Boho Espresso, Scarborough Beach

You can find Boho Espresso at 241 West Coast Hwy, Scarborough Beach in Perth, Western Australia.