Freo's View

WE WANT CAFE SERVICE WITH A SMILE!

Posted in cafe, city of fremantle, coffee, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on December 29, 2019

 

A lot of Freo cafes have great coffee and good food, so for me the difference is the people who serve you, and I question why some of them seem to hate taking orders and bringing your coffee.

Now that my favourite cafe CHALKYS in the West End of High Street is closed until Jan 3 I have been getting a lot of unfriendly service is some of the cafes I tried out, and it means I won’t be returning even when the espressos were good.

You are in the hospitality business, so make your customers feel welcome!

It is not good at all for those who own the cafes when customers don’t return, because it are the regulars who support a business daily that give a bit of turnover security.

Cafe operators need to train their staff to smile and engage with customers, even at 7am. I am always courteous and smile when I order, and so are all the staff at CHALKYS!

 

Roel Loopers

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WHAT, NO COFFEE ON CHRISTMAS DAY!

Posted in cafe, christmas, city of fremantle, coffee, Uncategorized by freoview on December 25, 2019

 

Christmas Day is not a day for people like me, who are non-believers, because almost every cafe in Fremantle is closed and that is not fair, because a day without coffee is like a day without love. ; >(

Ali Baba cafe and the icecream shop in the Piazza were open, and I hear that the Port City Roasters in South Fremantle is also open, so no doubt they will do a roaring trade.

I bumped into Mark from the Record Finder shop in High Street, who was on his way with a pile of LPs in his arms, and he told me he has so much work to do that he will open his shop today, so if you are looking for a belated and different kind of Christmas present, go buy a golden oldie record.

Roel Loopers

GREAT NEW SYNAGOGUE VENUE FOR FREMANTLE

Posted in bar, cafe, city of fremantle, food, hospitality, tavern, Uncategorized by freoview on December 2, 2019

 

 

The official opening of the Fremantle Old Synagogue tavern, bar, restaurant and cafe is this coming weekend, but they did a soft opening yesterday, and I noticed when I walked by that they are also open today.

Here some more photos I took yesterday. What a great new venue, and so nice to see that important corner of Freo being activated.

Roel Loopers

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SOMA READY FOR SUMMER

Posted in cafe, city of fremantle, food, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on October 26, 2019

 

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The Little Market Street Piazza behind Gino’s in Fremantle has a real European feel about it now that the SOMA cafe and restaurant has moved further out with nice big planter boxes.

Roel Loopers

PHOTO FOCUS ON FREO’S LEIGHTON BEACH

Posted in beaches, cafe, city of fremantle, hospitality, leighton beach, recreation, Uncategorized by freoview on October 14, 2019

 

 

I don’t go to Leighton Beach very often so decided to give myself an assignment today and do a photo feature on the development and leisure at the North Fremantle beach.

I discovered the lovely MRKT SPACE cafe, boutique bottle shop and food finery, and the beach chairs at the kiosk are very popular with the young people.

Roel Loopers

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ALWAYS BUONGIORNO AT PARLAPA

Posted in cafe, city of fremantle, cofee, hospitality, Kings Square Redevelopment Project, Uncategorized by freoview on September 17, 2019

 

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If you go and have a look at the changes at Fremantle’s Kings Square also go and try out the great coffee and food at the Little Italian PARLAPA cafe in William Street, straight opposite the Townhall.

Roel Loopers

A FREO HIDDEN TREASURE

Posted in cafe, city of fremantle, food, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on August 30, 2019

 

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Who knows where this hidden treasure is in Fremantle?

Dave and Rochelle you are not allowed to answer the question. ; >)

Roel Loopers

UNSIGHTLY SOUTH FREO CAFE PARKING

Posted in cafe, city of fremantle, hospitality, local government, parking, Uncategorized by freoview on August 19, 2019

 

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When Calogero’s cafe at South Terrace in South Fremantle received retrospective approval from Fremantle Council for the outdoor area they had erected without approval Councillors were worried about cars parking between the cafe and the Port City Roasters, but this was the situation this Monday morning at 11am when three cars were parked there.

Is someone at CoF actually monitoring if approval conditions are adhered to?

Roel Loopers

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PHOTOS OF A FREO SUNDAY STROLL

 

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Here a few happy snaps I took around Fremantle on this glorious Sunday.

It was surprisingly quiet on the Cappuccino Strip but the Fishing Boat Harbour was buzzing with foreign tourists, mainly from Malaysia.

My favourite little cafe Chalkys just below the Roundhouse in historic High Street was also doing well and they deserve it because they have great staff, owners, coffee and food.

ROEL LOOPERS

 

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OPEN DAY AT NDA TODAY

Posted in cafe, city of fremantle, education, notre dame university, Uncategorized by freoview on August 11, 2019

 

NDA Open Day

 

It is OPEN DAY at Fremantle’s Notre Dame University and that gives the entire community, not just high school students and their parents, the opportunity to find out what NDA is all about.

Wander around the campus, check out the libraries, the relaxation modes, the stunning art collection, talk to lecturers and staff or just enjoy the great vibes along Mouat Street.

Chalkys and the Moore&Moore cafe are open for great coffee, breakfast and lunch!

It’s on from late morning till late afternoon and the weather is perfect for it.

Roel Loopers

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