First on my list of places to visit absolutely has to be Bossman Cafe in Mt Lawley. Sandwiched between Gelare and Mr. Munchies and facing into Grill'd, it can be easy to miss. But Bossman has never seemed to suffer from being slightly tucked away.
Once, Bossman and its roaster, Twin Peaks, were run by the same person. Tom, who once juggled both ventures, now roasts full time for Twin Peaks roastery. Both Bossman and Twin Peaks have benefited from the split, as Twin Peaks are now able to put out more coffee for more cafes, and non-commercial customers too. Bossman, whilst under new ownership, has had only a few changes, and all of them for the better: They now take card, offer batch brew, and stay open on Sundays.
They offer tea and some pretty delicious pastries and desserts. But the focus is really on the coffee, which is consistently excellent. They rock a long black or espresso, and won't snob you off for ordering a soy cappuccino, but for me the perfect order will always be their $4 French Press filter. Which showcase specialty, single-origin coffee from Twin Peaks and other roasters in Perth and Australia. When ordering French Press, you're presented with the Press filled with coffee, a cup, and a ticking timer, so there's some very minor assembly required.Once the timer goes off there's a couple cups of coffee waiting for you. Which is great if, like me, you're prone to guzzling down your coffee.