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OLD NOSTALGIC FREO PHOTOS

Posted in architecture, cafe, city of fremantle, fremantle port, heritage, historic, Uncategorized by freoview on April 20, 2019

 

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There has been so much talk over the last couple of months about the preservation of Fremantle heritage and the need to stabilise Arthur’s Head and preserve the Roundhouse that these two old photos I noticed at Sandrino’s yesterday made me feel a bit nostalgic.

The old Tram building facade in High Street is still standing and is now home to the lovely Chalkys cafe. Unfortunately a previous council allowed the horrendously ugly No 1 High Street building to be built which is an eyesore when one looks down on it from the Roundhouse.

Victoria Quay is still a feature for Freo but the old sheds have been neglected badly and Fremantle Ports really does need to do some urgent preservation work on the A and C sheds.

There are other heritage photos on display outside Sandrino’s so go and have a look-and a pizza!

Roel Loopers

FASTER TAKE-AWAY AT MOORE&MOORE

Posted in art, cafe, city of fremantle, coffee, heritage, Uncategorized by freoview on March 22, 2019

 

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The lovely Moore&Moore cafe in Fremantle’s Henry Street has got a new hole in the wall window to serve take-away coffee from.

Inside the nook, to the right of the entrance, famous mural artist Stormy Mills has created a small artwork, and there is still a blank space next to it so we might see another one of his creations in the M&M. Once the second space has also been filled I’ll take a photo and show you what it looks like.

Roel Loopers

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CALOGERO’S ALFRESCO GETS APPROVAL

Posted in alfresco, cafe, city of fremantle, development, hospitality, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on February 28, 2019

 

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South Fremantle’s Calogero’s cafe are allowed to keep their unauthorised alfresco area after Fremantle Council reluctantly agreed to approve it with some modest modifications such as providing substantial bike racks.

The main issue with the unauthorised development was the removal of four car parking bays from the site to make way for tables and benches, but Councillor Dave Hume argued that there were other means, such as the CAT bus to get to the area and it did not rely on cars only as transport.

Councillor Andrew Sullivan said that when he looked at the alfresco from a community perspective it worked and he would not swap the ambience it created for a few car bays.

But Councillor Rachel Pemberton was not at all happy with the cavalier-attitude of the cafe owners who seem to think they can just do anything they like and ignore council laws and processes.

Now the cafe owners will have to put bike racks in the cross-over so that they cannot park their delivery van there either, so they’d better get on with that fast.

My one comment about this is that I in general don’t like retrospective approval, but I also don’t get it that it is o.k. for cafes to take street parking bays away to create alfresco parklets but that one cannot do that on one’s own property. That makes little sense to me.

Roel Loopers

 

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FREO’S MOORE&MOORE CAFE CELEBRATES 11TH BIRTHDAY!

Posted in cafe, children, city of fremantle, cofee, food, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on February 21, 2019

 

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Congratulations to Simon Naber, who started the great Moore&Moore cafe in Fremantle’s Henry Street 11 years ago. Well done!!!

Simon developed the lovely cafe into a wedding and function centre and was also the first to build a parklet for alfresco dining in Fremantle. He also created a children’s playground in the back courtyard which is shared with the Paper Bird children’s book shop.

The M&M is very popular with Notre Dame University students, who manage to make a cup of coffee last for hours so that they can use the free wifi in the building.

Great food, great coffee, great service and often great art in the arts centre, and live music several mornings each week.

Roel Loopers

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JUNGLE BIRD OPENS IN FREO’S WEST END

Posted in bar, cafe, city of fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on February 11, 2019

 

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The old sailors used to like a bit of rum in their coffee, so the new bar and cafe on the corner of Pakenham and High Street in Fremantle’s West End is well suited to them.

JUNGLE BIRD rum&coffee has replaced the former Mrs Chats bar next to the newsagency and opposite Bitches Brew framers and art space.

Roel Loopers

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IT IS A COUNCIL NO FOR CALOGERO’S ALFRESCO

Posted in cafe, city of fremantle, hospitality, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on February 7, 2019

 

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The unauthorised alfresco area on the Calogero’s property on South Terrace in South Fremantle will have to be dismantled as the Planning Committee of the City of Fremantle last night refused the retrospective approval for it.

The removal of four parking bays from the site was the main concern for the elected members who were against it, but Councillor Dave Hume said that ratepayers paid for the CAT bus so people did not have to use their own vehicle to get to the cafe.

Councillor Rachel Pemberton said the proposal needed good planning, and not the ad-hoc way it had been dealt with by the applicants. “Does the area really need another cafe?” she questioned.

Planning Committee chair Jon Strachan said he supported the refusal because the applicant needed a wake-up call, as work needed to be done on the ad-hoc application.

Roel Loopers

CAR BAYS OR STREET BEAUTIFICATION IN SOUTH FREO?

Posted in alfresco, cafe, cars, city of fremantle, local government, parking, Uncategorized by freoview on February 2, 2019

 

 

The alfresco area of Calogero’s in South Fremantle is in doubt with the Officers’ Recommendation for this Wednesday’s Ordinary Council meeting for the retrospective application to be refused due to lack of parking and the removal of previous car bays on the site.

I personally like the little hub from Little Lefroy Road to Jenkin Street with the cafes and restaurants, but there is no doubt that lack of parking is an issue in the area, but will the addition of two car bays really make a significant difference and is it enough to demand the removal of the large alfresco area?

That stretch of South Terrace is due for more traffic calming and making the area look more residential, so that motorists are encouraged to slow down, so a large alfresco area helps to achieve that, probably more than adding two car bays.

It will be interesting to observe if Fremantle Councillors agree with the officers or if they are more interested in the visual appeal of the Little Lefroy hub with street furniture, trees, bike racks or more parked cars.

Roel Loopers

HUB NIGHTS ON HENRY JAM AND ART SESSIONS

Posted in art, cafe, city of fremantle, culture, hospitality, music, Uncategorized by freoview on January 23, 2019

 

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HUB NIGHTS ON HENRY at Fremantle’s Moore&Moore cafe sounds like a great idea, so I hope it will get a lot of support from the local community, artists and musicians.

A great new experience where local musicians and artists showcase their talents with the community.

Unstructured jam sessions for musicians to play and a space for experts from all forms of art to share their knowledge to eager listeners. 🎀🎼

Join them on the first Thursday of every month at Moore & Moore Cafe
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Want to perform or get more details? Get more info by emailing: eventmanager@mooreandmoorecafe.com

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COFFEE ON CHRISTMAS DAY

Posted in cafe, christmas, city of fremantle, coffee, Uncategorized by freoview on December 25, 2018

 

For those who long for a good coffee Callogero’s and the Roasting Warehouse on South Terrace, near the corner of Lefroy Road are open in South Fremantle, and I heard that the Mod cafe in Wray Avenue was also going to open.

No reason to sulk at home. It is pretty pleasant out there with a cooling breeze and the beaches are filling up.

Roel Loopers

BUY KEEP CUPS FOR CHRISTMAS

Posted in cafe, christmas, city of fremantle, coffee, environment, recycling, Uncategorized by freoview on December 10, 2018

 

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There will be a lot of wastage over the Christmas period and most of it will end up in landfill, so do the right thing for planet earth and buy some keep cups as presents for your friends and family members.

Millions of non-recycable take-away containers are dumped each year and we all can make the very small effort of reducing our own waste by reducing the use of take-away coffee cups.

At Chalkys cafe in Fremantle West End you’ll even get a free coffee when you buy a keep cup! It’s the last cafe in High Street, close to the historic Roundhouse.

Roel Loopers

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