Freo's View


Posted in accommodation, architecture, art, bar, city of fremantle, food, history, hospitality, hotel, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on October 13, 2018



National Hotel owner Karl Bullers gave me a quick preview of the new rooftop bar and twelve boutique hotel rooms and I left very impressed.

The rooftop bar will no doubt become one of Fremantle’s favourites, with sweeping views over the port, the historic West End and all over the city. The weather was very dull yesterday, so my photos unfortunately don’t do justice to the magnificence of it.

The hotel rooms are all individually styled with handmade furniture by Clint of Port Jarrah, which is just down the road from the hotel in High Street.

The rooms are really cosy and homely, some have views to the port, others over the city. The TVs are internet connected, there are bath tubs in some and twin showers in others, so recommend them to visitors who want something special smack bang in the middle of our beautiful city.

Noise insulation and double glazed windows are all there to ensure absolute comfort for hotel guests.

There are very good paintings along the corridors by local artists, which are for sale, and the National Hotel does not charge commission so is supporting our local creatives

The rooftop bar will officially open on Melbourne Cup Day but Karl Bullers told me that if the weather is fine next weekend he will give it a soft opening to see how it all goes.

It is a great new addition to Fremantle by an owner who has clearly got faith in Freo’s future.

Roel Loopers

This post is a community service and not an advertorial. I do not accept advertising, payment or gifts for my blog posts.



Posted in city of fremantle, community, food, growers green markets, Uncategorized by freoview on October 6, 2018

It is the first Sunday of the month tomorrow and that means that there will be a BIG Growers Green Farmers Market at Fremantle College in Beaconsfield.

I love the new location east of the new buildings as there are so many trees, so heaps of shade to sit under and enjoy a great breakfast with friends and family, while contemplating what to shop for.

There are lots of organic fruits and vegatbles, breads and pastries, eggs, etc. and of course there will be live music, face painting and Farner Damian’s animal touch farm.

The markets are open from 8am till midday at Lefroy Road.

Roel Loopers


Posted in city of fremantle, culture, food, heritage, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on October 4, 2018




There is an application for a liquor license on the former Kulcha building on Fremantle’s Cappuccino Strip, so it looks like the new lessees will soon start with their restaurant and live music venue above the Dome cafe in the gorgeous building.

Roel Loopers


Posted in charity, christmas, city of fremantle, food, homelessness, hospitality, st patricks, Uncategorized by freoview on October 3, 2018




The Moore & Moore cafe are proud to be taking part in the Fremantle Long Table Dinner event, to raise vital funds for St. Patrick’s Community Support Centre.

Join us as we kick off the festive season with an Exclusive Cocktail Style Dinner, with a welcome cocktail and wine included throughout the evening. Dinner will take place in the Moore’s building, spilling out onto the street.

Henry Street will be buzzing with local market stalls, musicians and roaming entertainment. Be part of this wonderful cause, fill your belly and delight your senses as we come together to support our local community.

All profits will be donated to St. Patrick’s Community Support Centre supporting people who are homeless and at risk of homelessness in the Fremantle area. Please visit for more information.

Tickets include:
Three-course dinner; a selection of roaming canapes, signature bowls and dessert (menu to be released shortly)
Welcome cocktail plus 3 complimentary drinks.
Live Entertainment.

There will be scattered seating available throughout the venue. Additional drinks will be available for purchase on the night.


Posted in bathers beach, city of fremantle, food, hospitality, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on October 3, 2018



I always feel like a tourist in my own town when I walk along Bathers Beach and the Fishing Boat Harbour. Once the sun is out people love to sit under the Norfolk Island pine trees and umbrellas at the Bathers Beach House and Sweetlips and watch the Indian Ocean.

When it gets a wee bit warmer the sun lounges straight on the little beach are very popular as well.

Explore Freo! The gorgeous city has got so much to offer and so many hidden treasures to discover, even for those of us who have lived here for a long time.

Roel Loopers

This is not an advertorial! This blog is a free community service.


Posted in bar, city of fremantle, food, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on September 28, 2018



Market Bar


The Fremantle Market Bar is back! But it is not at the markets but in Essex Lane opposite the Luna on SX cinema.

I really like the cosy bar and undercover alfresco area, and it will be great for functions and parties as well, so go and support a new local business.

In the beginning they just open Thursdays to Sundays but that might change once it becomes more known and popular.

Roel Loopers


Posted in city of fremantle, community, festival, food, Uncategorized by freoview on September 23, 2018



At Benny’s Bar


If you like strawberries there is only one place to be this afternoon and that is Fremantle!

The STRAWBERRY SUNDAY FESTIVAL is on from 12 midday to 3pm all along the Cappuccino Strip, so get the kids ready, polish the Zimmerframe, and come into the port city to show support for our local strawberry growers, who are doing it tough after the needle scare.

Roel Loopers



Posted in city of fremantle, community, food, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on September 20, 2018




Brilliant idea!

Fremantle will become strawberry central this Sunday in a show of support for WA strawberry growers.

25,000 punnets of local strawberries will be delivered to restaurants and cafes along the Cappuccino Strip, who will be encouraged to create strawberry-inspired dishes and give away strawberries to customers.

Fremantle-based strawberry distributor John Da Silva said Strawberry Sunday was a way for people to show their support for local growers affected by the strawberry contamination scare.

“We’ve got 20 tonnes of strawberries that have been donated from local growers to make this event happen,” Mr Da Silva said.

“Getting lots of people down to Freo on Sunday to enjoy our beautiful WA strawberries would be a fantastic demonstration of confidence in our local industry and a real boost for the growers who are doing it tough at the moment.”

Mayor Brad Pettitt said the City of Fremantle was happy to support Strawberry Sunday.

“Fremantle is famous for its fabulous restaurants and cafes, and I’m sure they’ll be able to come up with some amazing new recipes using fresh WA strawberries,” Mayor Pettitt said.

“Everyone is welcome to come down to Freo for Strawberry Sunday to show the world that WA strawberries are not only safe to eat, they’re also absolutely delicious!”

The City is also planning a range of family-friendly activities, including face painting, live music and more.

Strawberry Sunday is on this Sunday from 12 noon until 3pm.

For more information visit Strawberry Sunday on the What’s On page on the City of Fremantle website.


Posted in brewery, city of fremantle, food, hospitality, markets, Uncategorized by freoview on September 19, 2018



A new family friendly concept for foodies will open at Fremantle’s Beach Street next to The Mantle. Sunshine Harvester Works will have a brewery/distillery run by anchor tenant Union Brewery, a cafe, fresh produce market stalls, a butcher, greengrocer, florist, etc.

Celebrity chef Iain Lawless is involved in the exciting project that will add to the revitalisation of Fremantle’s east end.

There will be 800 sqm of pop-up and stall-based offerings for foodies and families.

It sounds great, so I can’t wait to see it!

It is so good to see so many new projects happening in Freo and this one is just around the corner from the recently opened LIV apartments and Heirloom.

Roel Loopers




Posted in city of fremantle, community, food, health, Uncategorized by freoview on September 18, 2018


I think it is likely that there are some idiot copycats at work who are putting needles in strawberries in WA and our local growers are not at all to blame for it.

At IGA in South Freo today three punnets of strawberries were only $ 4.00 so a real bargain, and there is so much one can do with them.

Cut them in halves just to be sure, but don’t let them rot on the shelves and let some morons succeed in spreading fear.

strawberry smoothies-strawberry mousse-strawberry cheesecake-strawberry preserve-strawberry marmelade-strawberry pavlova-strawberry icecream-strawberry crepes-strawberry cookies-strawberry juice-strawberry pie-strawberry shortcake-strawberry pancakes.

Support our local growers please!!!

Roel Loopers


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