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CAFES RETURNING TO NORMAL

Posted in cafe, city of fremantle, coffee, covid-19, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on May 29, 2020

 

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I am happy that from June 6 on cafes can accommodate about double the number of customers than they can currently, under the Covid-19 social distancing restrictions.

When winter weather is there no one wants to sit out in the open, so the seats inside are taken fast, as was the case this morning at my favourite Freo cafe. That was disappointing. I want my local cafe back to normal! ;>))

This man decided to at least read the newspaper without getting wet.

Roel Loopers

CHEEKY FREMANTLE TAKE AWAY

Posted in cafe, city of fremantle, coffee, covid-19, Uncategorized by freoview on April 12, 2020

 

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Il Cibo cafe in Freo’s Market Street had some cheeky ladies, only dressed in aprons, out on the footpath this Easter Sunday morning, to make people aware they are open for take-away coffee. Cute, but no doubt some will consider it sexist.

Roel Loopers

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CAN TAKE AWAY CAFES HAVE TABLES?

Posted in cafe, city of fremantle, coffee, food, health, Uncategorized by freoview on March 24, 2020

 

 

There appears to be confusion what cafes are allowed to do and what not, with some Fremantle cafes still providing outdoor seats and tables, while only serving take away coffee and food.

Hush had small seats out and Blink in High Street also, while the lovely staff at Chalkys were not even convinced they could put a table out for people to put their take-away cups on, in case patrons would gather there in groups.

Many cafes have closed though, so people who need their coffee hit in the morning will have to look around.

Places of worship were also forced to close because of the Covid-19 pandemic

Roel Loopers

GIVE US A BREAKS!

Posted in cafe, city of fremantle, coffee, food, Uncategorized by freoview on March 18, 2020

 

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In these challenging times it is nice to get a break, so great news that the BREAKS cafe in High Street in Fremantle’s West End has re-opened after extensive interior and exterior renovations of the building.

BREAKS looks great with new lights, a beautiful mezzanine area at the back, and it would make a fantastic small bar as well, so who knows what the future might bring.

Roel Loopers

THE FREO CAFE LIFESTYLE

Posted in cafe, city of fremantle, coffee, community, lifestyle, Uncategorized by freoview on February 9, 2020

 

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I am always on the lookout for something to photograph in beautiful Fremantle, so when I noticed the lonely coffee lover at the Coffee Shop cafe on the corner of Quarry and Finnerty streets, with the lovely shadow of the tree and the colourful plant, I just had to capture it.

This Is Fremantle!

Roel Loopers

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

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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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.

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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

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