Freo's View

THE BIG DOUBLE ESPRESSO NO NO!

Posted in cafe, city of fremantle, coffee, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on May 27, 2019

 

This is a friendly messages to all those baristas out there in Freo coffee paradise. It is about the big NO NO! when you are asked to make a double espresso.

It is a small request only but it makes a big difference to people like I who only drink double espresso.

Do NOT pour a double espresso into a large coffee cup that is made for Cappuccino, flat white, etc. If you fear double espresso does not fit in the small espresso cup-and you are wrong about that-pour the coffee into a small Macchiato glass instead, but NEVER in a BIG cup!

There are two reasons for this No No. It looks pretty stupid to get a huge cup with just a bottom full of coffee, and the double espresso cools down way too fast in a big cup, even more so because many cafes do not serve very hot coffee anyway.

Thanks you so much!

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE WELCOMES SOMA KITCHEN

Posted in bar, cafe, city of fremantle, food, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on May 23, 2019

 

 

Fremantle has a lovely new restaurant, bar, cafe and bakery in Little Market Street behind Gino’s and the Dome. SOMA Kitchen has opened its doors and it looks very welcoming and cosy.

International beers and a great wine list enhance the Southern European food on offer, that is merged with North African and Middle Eastern influences.

It is nice and relaxing to sit in the alfresco area without buses and cars in your face, so wander over soon and give it a try. I will for sure!

It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Roel Loopers

THIS IS….ALL OF US IN FREO

Posted in cafe, city of fremantle, hospitality, local government, marketing, PR,, Uncategorized by freoview on May 13, 2019

 

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Tiny High Street cafe BLINK has embraced the new Freo destination marketing slogan This is Fremantle and made their own This is Blink sign.

Would be nice to see a few more retailers doing it and reinforcing the message!

I need to get a T-Shirt made now This is Loopy!

Roel Loopers

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FREO’S STABLE HANDS CAFE CLOSES

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

 

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Disappointing to hear this morning from its now former chef Reece that Stable Hands cafe in Fremantle’s Bannister Street closed its doors this week.

They had received great food reviews but the financial side just did not add up for them unfortunately.

Roel Loopers

COLOURS OF FREMANTLE

Posted in bicycles, cafe, city of fremantle, hospitality, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on April 30, 2019

 

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At the back of Gino’s in Fremantle’s Little Market Street this morning.

Roel Loopers

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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

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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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