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SUMMER IS COMING!

Posted in cappuccino strip, city of fremantle, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on October 12, 2017

 

summer

 

I like it hot, so can’t wait for summer, and the season of markets, festivals and events to start in Fremantle.

Took this photo on my way to the Council meeting late yesterday afternoon at the Cappuccino Strip near the very cosy Benny’s bar and cafe.

 

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THE FREMANTLE WEDDING WALK IS ON!

Posted in city of fremantle, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on October 9, 2017

 

The inaugural FREMANTLE WEDDING WALK is on this Thursday October 12, so anyone who is planning a wedding should go and check it out.

By the time you have decided on a venue and all the details, we might even have marriage equality is Australia.

Full details at bit.ly/2fgUck2.

Participants are:

Bathers Beach
Char Char Restaurant + Bar
Kidogo Arthouse Fremantle
Western Australian Museum
Little Creatures Brewing
Moore & Moore Cafe
Quest Fremantle
Hougoumont Hotel
Be. Fremantle
The National Hotel
Blue HQ Marinas
Esplanade Hotel Fremantle – by Rydges
The Monk Brewery & Kitchen
Botanica Naturalis
The Pretty Parlour
KAREN WILLIS HOLMES
Suited For Him
Lime Flowers of East Fremantle

 

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FREE FOOD FOR FREO KIDS AT NATIONAL

Posted in city of fremantle, food, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on October 5, 2017

 

free kids food

 

It is always a challenge for parents to keep the kids happy and occupied during school holidays and it can be costly too, so take advantage of the KIDS EAT FREE offer at the Fremantle National Hotel.

Every weekend a child can eat for free as long as an adult orders a main course.

Support our local Freo traders. They need our help!

 

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SOUTH BEACH BISTRO MUSIC

Posted in city of fremantle, hospitality, music, south beach, Uncategorized by freoview on September 10, 2017

 

Cafe Styles sunday lunch

 

BISTRO 21 at Fremantle’s South Beach is starting with Sunday music today, a welcome sign that the wet winter is over and we are moving toward warmer weather and outdoor concerts.

David Pensabene and Dave Johnson, who should call themselves the DD Duo, will do “Cafe Styles” from 12 to 2 pm.

Bistro 21 will in summer also do tapas and drinks afternoons from 5pm to 8 pm, so check them out.

 

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SUNDAYS AT THE NORFOLK

Posted in city of fremantle, hospitality, music, Uncategorized by freoview on August 26, 2017

 

Sundays at the Norfolk

 

My young mate David Pensabene is performing at the Freo Norfolk Hotel tomorrow afternoon from 3.30 to 5.30 pm.

Go for relaxing courtyard music and enjoy a sunny arvo.

 

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY STRANGER!

Posted in city of fremantle, food, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on August 13, 2017

 

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The beautiful STRANGE COMPANY bar in Nairn Street, Fremantle is celebrating its second birthday today with live music all afternoon and evening.

Entry is free, so go and hide from the rain in this warming environment, have some great food and good drinks with friends and family.

It’s all happening from noon on.

☆ DD AND THE MONEYMAKERS ☆
☆ MIKELEZA AND THE BIG BONGO THEORY ☆
☆ RICKY DEAN & THE DREAM MACHINE ☆
☆ CROSSEYED CATS ☆
☆ DJ BOOGIE ☆

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FREO HAN’S CAFE OPENING SOON

Posted in city of fremantle, fishing boat harbour, food, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on August 10, 2017

 

 

The HAN’S Cafe at Fremantle’s Bathers Beach is nearly ready to go. Tradesmen were putting the signage up this afternoon, and inside it is basically fine as well.

The owner told me she hopes to open sometime next week, but it depends on staff.

HAN’S is between Sweetlips and the Bathers Beach House and a welcome change from all the fish&chips outlets in the Fishing Boat Harbour.

Stay tunes. I’ll let you know.

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WRITERS BLOCK SONGS AT CLANCY’S THIS EVE

Posted in city of fremantle, hospitality, music, Uncategorized by freoview on August 10, 2017

 

Writers Block

 

The fire is on, the food is great, and the mulled wine is not to be missed at Clancy’s Fremantle.

This evening they have got the WRITERS BLOCK evening of songs on, and the theme is money.

No entry fee to listen to Steve Parkin, Animah Hughes, Matt Cal, Tim Gallagher, Anita Downes and David Hyam.

Make it a night out with friends or family! It starts at 7.30pm.

 

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NEW STAIRS TO KULCHA BUILDING

Posted in city of fremantle, heritage, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on July 28, 2017

 

 

The new public access stairs to the former Kulcha venue above the Dome cafe on the Fremantle Cappuccino Strip are rather massive, but I understand it will include a lift for disabled access as well and that is a good thing.

The venue will become a restaurant and music venue again, so that might still happen this year.

 

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COMMOTIONS AT THE FREO CARRIAGE CAFE

Posted in cafe, city of fremantle, cofee, esplanade reserve, food, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on July 26, 2017

 

carriage 1

carriage 2

 

The lovely Carriage Cafe on the Fremantle Esplanade has new owners(again), a new name CARRIAGE COFFEE SHOP, a new coffee brand, new menu, new chef, new events and new ideas, so make sure to try them out soon!

Owners Rochelle and Dave are well-known local musicians who live in Freo’s West End and are members of the FLUID GROOVE band.

On weekends they are running Commotions@The Carriage where local buskers play on Fridays from 2-4 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 4 pm.

The Carriage Coffee Shop is close to the playground, Esplanade Youth Plaza skatepark and the Tourist Wheel, so perfect for families.

They can operate for another two years before the City of Fremantle wants them to move on. That is a real shame, because the cafe should stay and also become a small bar at night.

It is questionable if the building can be relocated without destroying it, as the roots of the trees have grown into the foundations.

The City has offered the owners three locations to consider; the grassed area at South Beach, where there are already two cafes, Pioneer Park, that is close to many cafes in the area, or the grassed area at Bathers Beach near Kidogo Arthouse.

The Bathers Beach option is remarkable and shows how inconsistent the City of Fremantle can be, because Kidogo arthouse was not allowed to build toilets to the south of the gallery as it would affect the view corridor to the ocean. The Carriage building is much bigger and would impact on the historic interpretation of the area.

Anyway, go and support the Carriage Coffee Shop and tell Fremantle Council we don’t really need a new hub near the ferris wheel and another burger bar.

They are on Facebook, so keep up to date with what they do.

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