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STUNNING BROODY HEN CAFE MURAL

Posted in art, cafe, city of fremantle, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on July 9, 2020

 

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Fremantle has another stunning mural artwork at the Broody Hen cafe in James Street. It was created by artist Jackson Harvey. Great job!

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FREO’S SUPERB SUNNY SUNDAY

Posted in cafe, city of fremantle, hospitality, retail, shopping, Uncategorized by freoview on June 21, 2020

 

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It is a brilliant day out there with blue cloudless sky and it’s going to be 23 degrees, so there is no excuse to stay at home.

The cafes, shops, pubs, etc. are open and so is the Freo Farmers Market, so hurry up and don’t miss the fun that Freo is!

 

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FREO’S DELIGHTFUL NEW THE DELLERS CAFE

Posted in cafe, city of fremantle, food, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on June 18, 2020

 

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A lovely new cafe has opened behind Kakulas Sisters in Fremantle’s Market Street. THE DELLERS is run by gorgeous couple Michael and Lucy Deller.

The lovely heritage ambience of the former Princess May Theatre is evident in the cosy courtyard, so a nice place to hang out or meet for a quiet chat away from street noise.

The Dellers is open six days a week from 6.30am to 2pm and caters for vegans and vegetarians, but there is also a sneaky little cheese croissant on offer.

Many Freo people will know Michael’s face from before BC(Before Covid-19) when he took tourists on walking and cycle tours around town. The Fremantle Tours have also recommenced so tell your visitors about it.

Go check it out and support our local businesses. I just walked by a poster that said: BUY LOCAL OR BYE LOCAL. That really gets the message across.

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GRUMPY SAILOR IN NEW PORT

Posted in cafe, city of fremantle, food, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on June 8, 2020

 

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The Grumpy Sailor cafe has-reopened in its new location at the back of the Manning building, facing Paddy Troy Lane where they used to be.

At present one can only get there via the High Street mall, but in the very near future Silverleaf Investments will have finished with the development of the site and the cafe will be accessible from the south as well.

The Grumpy Sailor has a great daily special of a yummy bagel and coffee for just $ 10, so help them restart and visit soon!

Roel Loopers

PS: Nice to see many restaurants doing a good trade during this Monday’s lunch time!

 

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CAFES RETURNING TO NORMAL

Posted in cafe, city of fremantle, coffee, covid-19, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on May 29, 2020

 

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I am happy that from June 6 on cafes can accommodate about double the number of customers than they can currently, under the Covid-19 social distancing restrictions.

When winter weather is there no one wants to sit out in the open, so the seats inside are taken fast, as was the case this morning at my favourite Freo cafe. That was disappointing. I want my local cafe back to normal! ;>))

This man decided to at least read the newspaper without getting wet.

Roel Loopers

GOOD NEWS FOR FREO HOSPITALITY VENUES

Posted in cafe, city of fremantle, covid-19, food, health, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on May 29, 2020

 

 

Good news for the struggling Fremantle hospitality industry with WA Premier Mark McGowan today announcing the relaxation of some Covid-19 restrictions.

From Saturday June 6 hospitality venues are allowed to have only 2sqm per customer, which doubles the current capacity.

Larger venues which can split into self-contained section are allowed to have up to 100 people per section, with a maximum of 300 patrons per venue.

Alcohol can be served without meals, but patrons will need to be seated at all times, which means table service only.

Phase 3 of the COVID-19 WA roadmap allows for:

  • indoor and outdoor gatherings of up to 100 people at any one time, per single undivided space, applying the revised two square metre per person capacity rule for WA venues
  • for venues that can fully re-open under stage 3, up to 300 patrons in total at the venue, but with no more than 100 patrons in a single undivided space at any one time (referred to as 100/300 rule) and applying the revised two square metre per patron capacity rule for WA venues.
  • food businesses and licensed premises may operate with seated service
  • alcohol may be served without a meal (patrons must be seated)
  • food courts can reopen with a seated service
  • businesses that provide beauty therapy and personal care services (including tanning, waxing, massages, nails services, tattooing and piercing) to reopen in line with the requirements for hairdressers and barbers
  • saunas, bath houses, float centres and wellness centres to reopen
  • galleries, museums, theatres, auditoriums, cinemas and concert venues can reopen (during any performance, the patrons must be seated)
  • Rottnest Island to open (Rottnest ferries are considered public transport)
  • The Perth Zoo to open with no patron limit for the whole venue (the 100/300 rule applies to indoor spaces and cafés/restaurants)
  • wildlife and amusement parks can reopen
  • arcades (including pool/snooker, ten pin bowling, Timezone), skate rinks and indoor play centres to reopen
  • auction houses and real estate auctions can reopen
  • TAB and other gaming venues (other than the Casino which is being considered separately) are permitted to reopen
  • contact sport and training is now permitted
  • playgrounds, skate parks and outdoor gym equipment is permitted to be used
  • gyms, health clubs, indoor sports centres can open and will be able to offer the normal range of activities provided staff are present, including use of all gym equipment
  • travel permitted throughout all of Western Australia (excluding entry into remote Aboriginal communities).

Everyone is encouraged to continue to practice physical distancing and good personal hygiene at all times.

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FREO CAFES ALLOWED TO EXPAND ALFRESCO

Posted in alfresco, cafe, city of fremantle, covid-19, food, hospitality, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on May 26, 2020

 

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I asked Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt this morning how council would support cafes and other hospitality venues and allow them to extend their alfresco areas, so that they can accommodate more people, while the Covid-19 social distancing rules are in place.

I received following reply and encourage all those who need a bit more space to put tables out to contact the City of Fremantle.

The City of Fremantle will provide as much flexibility as possible to enable cafes and restaurants to make the most of the easing of social distancing restrictions.

With the State Government expected to make further announcements increasing the number of people permitted to ‘eat in’ at local venues, Mayor Brad Pettitt said the City would do what it could to help businesses maximise their trading footprint.

Most notably, this could include temporarily expanding alfresco areas beyond usual boundaries provided they remained safe for pedestrians and did not impede other businesses.

“Obviously as things start to open up we want to encourage business operators to make the most of the opportunity to increase trade,” Mayor Pettitt said.

“Sitting outside for a coffee or meal on a sunny winter day is always a pleasure in Freo and we are keen to do whatever we can to support this to happen.”

Business operators looking to temporarily expand their alfresco areas are encouraged to contact the City’s Environmental Health Team on 1300 MY FREO (1300 693 736) for advice and support.

For example Chalkys cafe, which I frequent often, could put tables east of their present alfresco area, or move them around the corner in Little High Street. When Premier Mark McGowan announces that more people will be allowed into the hospitality premises it is good to know they can expand and that Freo City will be supporting them!

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THE RESTRICTIONS ARE FOR OUR OWN SAFETY

 

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Every alfresco table at the Dome cafe on the Fremantle Cappuccino Strip has a large sign on it, stating that they are for table service only.

Half of the tables can’t be used anyway because of the social distancing rules, but there is also plenty of space inside the Dome, to cater for just 20 dine in customers at the time.

I know the restrictions are hurting, but they have so far been very successful. We should praise all the gods in the universe that we have Mark McGowan as Premier of WA, because Liberal leader Liza Harvey has stated she would open the state borders. That in my opinion would be very premature and irresponsible, and endangering the lives of Western Australians.

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SUPPORT OUR FREMANTLE TRADERS!

 

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There are a lot of good stories about the Covid-19 crisis, with many Fremantle people saying that there is more kindness and consideration in the community, but some people are doing it really tough and are struggling, and that includes many small businesses.

Just imagine buying the High Street Dispensary cafe in the historic West End and a week after you have done so the social distancing restrictions are enforced. It’s just not fair!

Or the market stall holders at the Fremantle Markets not being able to trade, but the man in the photo has created a bazaar feeling by putting the clothes out in the Henderson Street mall, while he makes a lonely figure sitting on a chair placed on a rug.

The Korean BBQ at the markets in South Terrace has also opened for takeaway.

Support our small traders. They will be forever grateful!

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WELCOME-WE ARE BACK!

Posted in cafe, city of fremantle, covid-19, food, health, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on May 18, 2020

 

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The sun is out and tables, chairs and signs are out in Fremantle to welcome people back to the hospitality venues that are allowed to let people dine in again.

The most important thing is that we stick to the social distancing rules no matter where we are.

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