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There’s something about Bossy Boots that is distinctly old-fashioned – in a good way. This is a place to come when you are craving the home-baked produce you wish you had time to make. It’s a warm, welcoming environment, which invites you to come in and peruse the produce proudly displayed in the glass cabinets. All cakes and pastries are made on site and are refreshingly free of any over-polished glossiness – they are straightforward, honest and completely delicious. Raspberry pound cake, glistening croissants and Danishes, lemon tart and even the humble pavlova all jostle for attention from your tastebuds.
Breakfast will still see change from $10 – something to treasure in this area, or indeed, just about anywhere – and lunch is an equally modest affair. Choose from generous serves of meatballs, lasagne, pasties and quiche, all home-made and served with salad and friendly service. They do a roaring trade from these small premises, with most items available to take away if you can’t grab a seat at the window, the communal table or in the small courtyard. Home-made meatballs, eggplant parmigiana and Indian curries packed up neatly in brown paper bags commonly wend their way through Brighton and to parts beyond in the early hours of the evening, to be relished far beyond closing time.