Settled on a quiet corner shaded by liquid amber trees in Joondalup, Gipsy Boy has been pleasing its customers with the perfect combination of café meets boutique.
Shopping and coffee go together like Danny and Sandy from Grease. What if I told you there’s a quaint little store that can offer you both with a side of breakfast to boot?
Settled on a quiet corner shaded by Liquidambar trees in Joondalup, Gipsy Boy has been pleasing its customers with the perfect combination of café meets boutique.
The styling is vintage, homely and rustic with a slight modern edge, decorated with bunting, rustic wooden finishes, and freshly cut flowers adorning each table. The shelves are filled with antique knick-knacks, books and china to give it the feeling you just popped into grandma’s house for afternoon tea.
If you prefer a spot outside, they have a little courtyard so you can enjoy the fresh air.
Sisters Kacie and Bekki opened Gipsy Boy in May 2014. Combining their skills, one sister with hospitality experience and the other with a background in retail, they decided to create something unique for the people of Joondalup.
Originally only intending to serve coffee, tea and treats, a trial breakfast run on the weekends really impressed. Now you can enjoy breakfast every day until 11.30am after shopping up an appetite, with a more substantial menu on the weekends. If you pop in after 11.30 you can still enjoy a selection of homemade treats and snacks made by the girls with help from their staff.
Homemade With Love
For such a small café, the menu is comprehensive and sure to please each customer. The girls created the menu to bring to their patrons the same dishes they love to eat and cook at home. Their sweet delights include French toast with bacon, maple syrup and fresh fruit all topped with vanilla marscapone, or if you’re really trying to squeeze into the smaller dress you had an eye on, their homemade granola with fresh fruit and natural yogurt.
The savoury options are classics with modern twists, like their smoked salmon and avocado bruschetta topped with two perfectly poached eggs, Danish feta and balsamic glaze, or the equally delectable mushroom and tomato medley on toast with goats cheese and prosciutto.
The Perfect Brew
As well as your perfect cup of coffee, the girls also serve a range of specialty Chamelia teas. As a bit of a tea lover, I am often disappointed by the lack of respect some cafés give to their tea. With all the research that goes into sourcing the perfect coffee beans, why be careless with the tea you choose to brew? As part of using the Chamelia brand, they are required to have tea training for the perfect brew every time. This includes weighing the correct amount of tea leaves to the gram per serve, using a timer and the correct water temperature to ensure it is perfectly steeped. This means no gagging on the last cup of bitter tea from your pot because they left the tea leaves in! I tried the French Vanilla tea, beautifully delicate with hints of sweet vanilla, it was perfect for a relaxing afternoon cuppa.
The crockery is as lovely as the food, with vintage tea cups and matching saucers to delicately patterned plates.
Their clothing selection embodies the same casual boho vintage-meets-new vibe carried throughout the store. Their brands include Finders Keepers, the Fifth Label, Somedays Lovin, Evil Twin, Amuse Society and Zanerobe. Bekki looks after the clothing side of things, and looks to stock items and brands that have a bit of an edge while still catering for different tastes.
With a selection of statement pieces and basics, they cover everything you need for casual street wear, as well as some dressier cocktail pieces. Pair your latest purchase with one of their assortment of hats and jewellery pieces and you are ready for your fashion moment.
Where To Find Them
A truly unique destination perfect for a quiet catch up and some retail therapy. The gorgeous staff, fantastic clothes and great food are sure to having you coming back.
Open Tuesday to Friday 7am- 4pm, Saturday 9am- 4pm and Sunday 9am- 1pm.
Located at 68 Regents Park Road, Joondalup