We were the very first customers at Boteco, a new cafe and bar that opened this morning in Kilmore Street, just east of Barbadoes Street.
Our breakfast was delicious. I had mushrooms with a generous serving of onion jam, topped with parmesan, on mashed potatoes. Stephen had their full breakfast which included chorizo, beef, bacon, mushrooms, and poached eggs. The latter were cooked to perfection, not an easy task.
Their menu has a South American flavour. As well as cabinet food, the breakfast/lunch menu is served from 7am (8am on Sunday) until 3pm. From 3pm there is a range of tapas dishes. The kitchen is small, which is why there is only tapas in the evenings, although the owner, Flavio, welcomes feedback and suggestions. This week he is testing, and training staff, with advertising (and a full website) planned from next Wednesday. We’ll certainly be going back – they have cider on tap. It’s good to have another hospitality option just around the corner.
“We both enjoyed our breakfast dish
with food that was simply delish.”