Freo's View

FREE ALFRESCO MIGHT JUST HELP

Posted in cafe, city of fremantle, hospitality, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on February 23, 2018

 

I do realise that money is tight at the City of Fremantle because of a small ratepayers base and a big new civic centre project, but it would be good if Fremantle took the example of the Town of Vincent and introduced a free online applications for alfresco areas.

Vincent will introduce a free instant approval of alfresco, based on self-assessment and self approval by the applicants.

There will be some traders who will find it very hard to survive in Fremantle during the Kings Square Project construction, so anything that will support them will be a good thing.

The free alfresco could be limited to traders directly affected by the Kings Square Project and encourage them to put a few tables outside without adding cost to their business.

Roel Loopers

FREO EXPECTING THE BIRTH OF COS BABY

Posted in cafe, city of fremantle, coffee, food, Uncategorized by freoview on February 17, 2018

 

 

Some people will say that the Fremantle CBD needs new cafes like a hole in the head, but here the announcement of yet another caffeine provider to open on Monday.

COS BABY will open on the corner of Pakenham and Bannister streets and also has a parklet, which makes it the fourth parklet in Pakenham Street.

It looks nice and uncluttered inside, so check it out when you walk by.

Roel Loopers

FREMANTLE GREAT RAIN OR SHINE

Posted in cafe, children, city of fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on January 17, 2018

 

cosy mm courtyard

 

There is still a bit of rain around, but it is pretty warm, so no excuse to not enjoy one of Fremantle’s lovely cafes.

This is the cosy courtyard of the Moore&Moore cafe in Henry Street, that also has a children’s playground, and it is next to the Paper Bird children’s book shop, so the perfect destination during school holiday.

 

…and rain drops in my little backyard.

Roel Loopers

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CHALKYS IS THE PLACE TO BE (SEEN)

Posted in cafe, city of fremantle, coffee, Uncategorized by freoview on January 10, 2018

 

 

After a well-deserved festive season break CHALKYS, one of my favourite cafes in Fremantle, re-opened today.

For those who have not discovered the little gem yet it is at No 1 High Street in the far West End of Fremantle and just 50 metres from the historic Roundhouse jail.

Roel Loopers

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CHRISTMAS COFFEE IN FREMANTLE

Posted in cafe, city of fremantle, coffee, Uncategorized by freoview on December 25, 2017

 

There are only very few cafes open in Fremantle today, so it was a nice surprise to discover that both Galogero and the Roasting Warehouse in South Fremantle are open.

The excellent double espresso, served with a glass of mineral water, at Galogero only cost me $ 3.50 so no surcharge.

South Beach was already packed full at 10 am with parking spots at a premium.

In Wray Avenue the new Mod cafe was the only one open and in the Cappuccino Strip Ali Baba. Just around the corner in Essext Street the Istanbul is open as well.

Enjoy your Christmas day and consume coffee in moderation. ; >)

 

Roel Loopers

 

MOORE&MOORE FOR CHRISTMAS

Posted in cafe, children, christmas, city of fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on December 18, 2017

 

M&M Xmas 19-21

The lovely Moore&Moore cafe in the Henry Street arts centre in Fremantle will be holding a Christmas Market from tomorrow Tuesday December 19 until Thursday.

25 small businesses have signed up to be part of the market, so make sure to check it out.

The M&M is a great place for families as it has a playground in the safe back courtyard away from the street.

Roel Loopers

NEW VICTORIA QUAY CAFE?

Posted in cafe, city of fremantle, fremantle ports, Uncategorized by freoview on December 12, 2017

 

VC bar

 

It looks like Victoria Quay in Fremantle Port will be getting a new cafe or bar.

I noticed the construction of these two adapted sea containers east of the E Shed Markets.

It is the same location where Don Tapa had a pop up a few years ago until they moved to The Mantle on Beach Street.

Roel Loopers

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WOOD ART AT STABLE HANDS CAFE

Posted in art, cafe, city of fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on December 4, 2017

 

 

Artist Andrew Truscott will hold an exhibition of his woodwork at the Stable Hands cafe in Bannister Street, Fremantle from Saturday December 9 to 17.

WHISPERING WOOD is an exhibition of hand crafted West Australian Jarrah and  hard wood sculptures.

Truscott worked for five years on this show that will be a rare display of hardwood sculpture.

Hard woods are generally not used for sculpting as they are extremely difficult to work with and countless hours of hand sanding goes into ever piece of art.

Andrew is a self taught sculptor and his skillfull talent has developed over time to create these beautiful unique one off pieces, which all started from gnarly old burnt out bush wood.

FREMANTLE COFFEE WITH PIRATES

Posted in cafe, city of fremantle, cofee, food, Uncategorized by freoview on September 19, 2017

 

chalkys

 

I did not know that it is international PIRATE DAY until I walked in to CHALKYS cafe in Fremantle’s far West End.

Owner Danielle is flanked by baristas Elin and KiKI, who all dressed up for the day.

Freo BID is also having a pirate theme for school holidays with their Treasure Hunt. It runs from September 19 to October 8 and there are a lot of prizes to be won.

 

Roel Loopers

MORE MOORE&MOORE

Posted in art, cafe, city of fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on July 27, 2017

 

Fremantle Council approved a ten-year extension of the lease to Moore&Moore cafe owner Simon Naber.

I have been a regular visitor to the quirky cafe in the Henry Street art centre since it opened, and am very happy to know it will continue to operate under the same management.

The Moore&Moore has a cosy courtyard and a children’s playground, and a one-hole mini golf for kids, and was the first Fremantle cafe to build a parklet.

There are issues with operating within the art centre and with a tiny kitchen, but they could be addressed with a bit more flexibility from the City’s Fremantle Arts Centre management.

It is not very practical for example that the centre manager’s office is at the start of the building, when that area would be ideally suited to extend the kitchen and coffee service to. The art centre manager could relocate to one of the two artist’s studios at the back, to accommodate the need for the cafe to have a larger kitchen/barista area.

If the Fremantle Arts Centre has a need for more artist in residence spaces one or two of the Pilot’s Cottages at Captain’s Lane next to the Roundhouse would be well suited for that purpose.

The Moore&Moore cafe is a well-established and much liked cafe and function centre in the West End and should be more actively supported by Fremantle City.

 

Roel Loopers

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