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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, bocalifecafe.com/.
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