Iconic Adelaide cabaret and cocktail bar La Boheme is announcing its next act by throwing open the doors during the day to host a boutique coffee shop.
Open Monday to Friday from 6:30am to 3:30 pm, La Boheme Coffee House is the result of a partnership between the Grote Street cocktail lounge and barista Brett Dowsett, serving up specialty coffees, cold brews and good food.
The force behind Incognito Espresso mobile coffee, Brett’s cart has popped up all over the place, including the Adelaide Convention Centre, truckie appreciation days and even the Adelaide Crows Best and Fairest event, where he served espresso martinis to football royalty for the evening.
“I was starting to get some café experience and wanted to go down that path when this coffee cart came up for sale and I fell in love with the mobile aspect of it; so it grew from there,” he says.
Following two years as a mobile operator, Brett is now excited about establishing premises at such a distinctive location.
“This opportunity came up at La Boheme and I love the relaxed, European atmosphere of the place, while being able to develop a coffee shop in the heart of the city.”
Brett has an authentic passion for coffee, ensuring his customers receive the best possible product, while also operating in a sustainable manner.
“We are committed to eco-friendly practices and supporting local producers. Dawn Patrol from Kangarilla supplies the coffee and we only use bio-degradable products.”
In addition to the Dawn Patrol roasts, the extensive beverage menu includes, Tea Catcher teas, cold brew ice-creams, shakes, affogatos, vegan options and Brett’s very own Incognito Cold Brew. Light breakfasts, snacks and lunch options are also available.
“Our signature drink for the coffee lovers is the ‘LABOhemoth’ and for the vegans, the Chocolate Bounty (iced chocolate with coconut milk) has been popular.”
Having just opened the doors of La Boheme Coffee House, Brett has a number of plans for the new business.
“I want to do breakfast events here too. Once every month or two we’ll do an all inclusive ticketed event on a Saturday, including breakfast, drinks and live art on the stage. I also want to put a coffee cart at the other entrance, purely for takeaways for people on the go,” he says.
In keeping with the venue’s reputation as a hub of creative expression, a revolving roster of local artwork is also on display, gracing the distinguished La Boheme stage during the day and available for purchase.
To mark its opening, La Boheme Coffee House holds its official launch on Monday February 4, offering 25% off all food and drink all day and providing an opportunity for everyone to get a taste of Adelaide’s newest coffee hotspot.
One lucky customer will also receive free coffee for a year. People can enter by dropping a business card into the marked jar at the coffee house anytime next week before midday on Friday February 8, when the winner will be drawn.
So come taste the coffee, come see the art, because life is a cabaret, old chum, and the spotlight is now on Incognito Espresso at La Boheme.