Bagel shop set to beguile in the Hills

Sol Park and Ilmi Kim in their new cafe Beagle Bagel in Glen Forrest. Picture: David Baylis                      www.communitypix.com.au   d455916
Sol Park and Ilmi Kim in their new cafe Beagle Bagel in Glen Forrest. Picture: David Baylis                      www.communitypix.com.au d455916

IF you love beagles and bagels, then the newest addition to Glen Forrest is the place to be in the Hills.

Beagle Bagel owners Sol Park and Ilmi Kim, originally from South Korea, were living and studying in Melbourne where Ilmi graduated from the renowned William Anglis Pastry Course before they decided to make the move to the Perth Hills.

Beagle Bagel is named after the couple’s latest addition to the family, a four-month-old beagle called Mimi, and is in an area they said offered great bush walks.

Ilmi gets up early and prepares the batter for the bagels, which can be ordered at the cafe with the fillings customers prefer.

The BLT is a personal favourite for $9.50 takeaway. She also does a carrot cake that is served with cream and icing.

Ilmi also offers her own take on a chocolate hazelnut torte.

The couple said their philosophy at the cafe was one which embraced recyclability and practicality and was also community-orientated.

“We believe in offering a cool relaxed vibe which is not part of the bustle and rush of the inner city,” Sol said.

“We keep our eyes and ears open to the community and ask you to give us as much feedback as you can so we can offer you what you like.”

The Railway Road cafe has jazz and other soothing music because Ilmi said a cafe without music was like a bar without alcohol.

“We are hoping to grow with the area,” Sol said.