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Boho Hair Salon and Boca Cafe join forces in Montclair, NJ


Jack Panico of Panico Salon and Spa in Ridgewood walks us through what his team is doing to prepare to open his business with his clients’ health and safety in mind amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Boho Hair Salon and Boca Life Café have linked up to create a novel partnership.

The Montclair businesses are next to each other and connected by a door, allowing customers to grab a coffee and a bite to eat before, during or after their haircut. Folks without hair appointments can, of course, also stop by the café.

Husband-and-wife Albie and Sally Monterrosa own Boho Hair Salon, which has another location in Asbury Park. When opening their Montclair location, they knew they wanted to add an extra element – the café.

Nikki and Brad Outlaw, left, own Boca Cafe, and Albie and Sally Monterrosa, right, own Boho Hair Salon. (Photo: Courtesy of Boho Hair Salon)

“Our main focus is women’s hair,” said Sally. “We created a space for women to gather, mingle and take workshops in Asbury Park. I envisioned adding different things to the salon to elevate the experience. We thought a café would be a great addition.”

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Nikki and Brad Outlaw run the adjoining café. The Outlaws are the owners of Anechó Coffee, a portable coffee stand that can be brought to markets, festivals and weddings. Now, they’re settling into the brick-and-mortar Boca Life Café, as well.

Nikki attended the baking and pastry program at the Culinary Arts Institute of Hudson County and has worked as a server and manager in the restaurant industry for more than 12 years. Boca Life Café will offer Passenger Coffee, a coffee brand run out of Lancaster, PA, as well as a variety of avocado toasts ($9), acai and granola bowls ($8.50 to $11), smoothies ($8) and fresh-squeezed juices ($7.5).

Go: 111 and 113 Watchung Ave., Montclair; 973-944-2069,

Rebecca King is a food writer for For more on where to dine and drink, please subscribe today and sign up for our North Jersey Eats newsletter.

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