I really wanted to share with you a cafe owned by a beautiful person that I used to work with. Kelly has this beautiful boho style and a really down to earth vibe which really translates into this space that she’s created. Lily & the Angel shares space with A Little Bohemia, a florist and boutique. Located in Alfred Cove, just off of Canning Highway it’s tucked away in a little shopping square but as soon as you walk in you feel like you’re transported into this calm little oasis. The eclectic mix of furniture, art and objects is just put together effortlessly well. However, I wasn’t surprised as Kelly has history in fashion, interior design and event work. A lot of the objects in her shop came with her from the UK too and are all perfectly imperfect.
In my opinion, the stand out piece is the beautiful counter which was originally found in Perths old department store called Boans which closed in 1986 when it was bought out and refurbished by Myer. Its such a beautiful counter and seems right at home in its new environment. I guess it also helps that it holds some of the most beautiful hand made cakes you will have ever seen. They are all so homey and rustic but still so well decorated. Unfortunately she had sold out of her dairy free options by the time Jamie and I managed to roll out of bed and stroll in at midday so we missed out on trying them for ourselves this time. However devastated I was to miss out on dairy free red velvet (I know!) I do take it to mean that she makes a pretty good dairy free cake. This just means that we will just have to keep going back!
One of the most interesting parts of the cafe is how it shares it’s space so naturally with a florist/boutique shop. It just blends so well that it feels like one entity and not the seperate businesses of two women. I really like that not only are you surrounded by such beautiful flowers and plants whilst having your cuppa, but you can take something home with you too. Amy, from A Little Bohemia, not only sells beautiful little plants, pots and bouquets of wildflowers, but also locally sourced goods like vegan skincare, jewellery, candles and art. I absolutely adore her wares and love that the greenery she sources aren’t just your typical flowers that you see everywhere but this eclectic mix of wildflowers and unusual blooms.
I honestly could not recommend this place any more, I would go well out of my way to stop in and just hang out here for the morning. If you love to be in beautiful surroundings and consume absolutely perfect coffee than this is the place for you. I hope that you have been well and truly inspired to pop in and support these beautiful businesses as soon as possible!
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