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IN DEEP SH.. FOR FLUSHING THE TOILET

Posted in cafe, city of fremantle, coffee, food, Uncategorized by freoview on June 7, 2018

 

I know one should not chuckle about other people’s misfortune, but this is actually quite a funny story.

Imagine using the upper floor office toilet at No 1 High Street late on the Friday of the WA Day long weekend, and without anyone noticing the toilet keeps flushing when the staff leaves, which results in the bowl overflowing.

Still not a disaster, but the drainage in the restroom is also blocked and now all the water drips down to the floor below, where it gets into the power box and short circuits it.

Imagine the owners of Chalky’s cafe in Fremantle’s High Street coming back from down south late on Monday and just checking that everything is alright on the historic day, to find all the power in the building out, so they need to rescue all their food stock from fridges and freezer in total darkness.

They make mad dashes to Target for big plastic containers and to the service station for bags of ice, and even buy a deep freezer to store and preserve the food.

There was still no power on Tuesday, so a loss in trade as well, and now hoping that the insurance of the office above with the leaking toilet will cover it all.

Sometimes flushing the toilet can put you in deep shit. ; >)

Roel Loopers

DADAA NEEDS SUPPORT TO OPEN CAFE

Posted in cafe, city of fremantle, coffee, disability, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on May 25, 2018

 

Arts and disability organisation, DADAA is moving ahead with the next phase of the redevelopment of the former Old Boys School at Fremantle’s Princess May Park with the creation of a cafe in the lovely courtyard behind the building.

The old 1901 kitchen at the core of the Fremantle heritage building is the next area to receive an upgrade with the creation of the new café Humble Pantry Fremantle.

DADAA had a dream of turning the old kitchen and courtyard into a great café that not only serves excellent coffee and healthy food, but also provides training and employment opportunities for people with disability.

DADAA, a not-for-profit organisation that provides access to art programs for people with disability, have partnered with dynamic mother-son team Clare and Kieran Cranny to open the café later this year.

The new café initiative is pursuing a sustainable financial model that is not reliant on government funding in order to meet its goal of providing employment for people with disability. DADAA and its new café operators are keen to work with businesses and individuals to meet this mission.

Local business Brayco got on board early, generously donating the commercial kitchen.

DADAA are now seeking other local businesses and donors to assist in raising the remaining $30,000 through crowdfunding to complete the fit-out of Fremantle’s first truly inclusive café – a place where the entire community can recognise accessibility and celebrate diversity.

Locals are invited to join the ‘Humble Coffee Club’ and to join in on this exciting community-building project with a contribution, large or small.

The campaign, which ends on 30 June 2018, has been launched with a video on the leading platform for cause-driven crowdfunding, StartSomeGood:

https://startsomegood.com/humblepantryfremantle.

Donors and supporters will recognise their name on a Giving Wall created by DADAA artists and will be invited to a celebratory opening to meet other generous individuals who want to see social enterprise like this initiative flourish in Fremantle.

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FREO IS THE CAPITAL OF GREAT LITTLE CAFES

Posted in cafe, city of fremantle, coffee, food, Uncategorized by freoview on May 21, 2018

 

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Photos I took this morning of two well-known Freo cafes. The shadows are at the Carriage cafe on the Esplanade and the arty entrance is of the Moore&Moore cafe in Henry Street.

Fremantle has a lot of hidden little gem cafes, so go out and explore!

Roel Loopers

VERY HOT COFFEE AT PORT CITY ROASTERS

Posted in cafe, city of fremantle, coffee, Uncategorized by freoview on March 20, 2018

 

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Customers of the Port City Roasters in South Fremantle can expect some potent strong coffee in the next few weeks.

The company roasted just a little bit too much this morning and set the chimney on fire. No major damage was done and it was trading as usual on the corner of South Terrace and Little Lefroy Road.

Roel Loopers

BIG GROWERS GREEN SUNDAY MARKET!

Posted in city of fremantle, coffee, community, food, growers green markets by freoview on March 3, 2018

 

 

It’s the first Sunday of the month so the lovely BIG Growers Green Farmers and Craft Market is on tomorrow at Fremantle College, Lefroy Road, Beaconsfield.

Between 8am and midday you can buy great fresh produce, breads, pastries, breakfast, lunch, yummy things, but also clothes, craft, jewellery, photography, art, etc.

The weather is going to be perfect so bring the kids, the grannies, the dogs, friends and neighbours and support this fantastic local community market.

Farmer Damian will be there with his animal touch farm for the kids and there will be face painting, and that beautiful man Ari Davis will be singing.

See you there!

Roel Loopers

 

 

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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

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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

 

FREO’S HOLE IN THE WALL CAFE

Posted in cafe, coffee, fremantle by freoview on March 26, 2017

 

An interesting tiny hole in the wall cafe has opened in Pakenham Street just down the road from Bread in Common.

The Ghetto Blaster is open seven days a week and is challenging the BLINK cafe in High Street for being the smallest cafe in Fremantle.

The owner told me he will be applying to build a parklet outside the cafe and that would be the third one in that street if the City permits it.

Try it out!

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE VOTES FOR COFFEE

Posted in cafe, coffee, election, fremantle by freoview on March 11, 2017

 

It’s quite clear what the people of Freo’s Chalkys cafe at the Roundhouse want you to vote for.

Roel Loopers

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