Mr Bokshi, who owns two restaurants in Germany, decided to locate his third venture, Cafe Nocello, at Cockburn Central.
On the eve of the restaurant’s fifth anniversary, the Atwell resident said it was a move he did not regret.
‘I did a lot of homework before I chose Cockburn as the location for Nocello, but I thought it was a location where we could offer dishes the people of the area possibly hadn’t had before,’ he said.
‘I was always very fond of the southern suburbs, especially Cockburn.
‘Customers love that we are local, 95 per cent of our business comes from our regulars.’