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




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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Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle chamber of commerce, storm, Uncategorized by freoview on September 21, 2017




I had a chat this morning at the cosy Benny’s cafe with owner Ivan Dzeba , who is the new president of the Fremantle Chamber of Commerce, when a huge squall swept through the Cappuccino Strip and created horizontal rain. It looked spectacular, but I was happy to be inside.

On my way home I found this tree branch blocking Jenkin Street in South Fremantle.


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Posted in city of fremantle by freoview on August 24, 2014

Fremantle Mayor Dr Brad Pettitt told the Sunday Times that the Cappuccino Strip could be closed for traffic on weekends and busy week nights, and I believe that would be a very good step to create a true hospitality entertainment lingering space in the CBD.

I disagree with Cappuccino Strip traders spokesman and co-owner of Benny’s Bar&Cafe Ivan Dzeba that Fremantle does not have the population to support the closure. Fremantle does not have the population to support all the cafes and restaurants. They survive because of the mass influx of people out of Fremantle who come on weekends and Friday nights. They wont stay away because they can’t drive through South Terrace, they’ll park at Collie Street, Queensgate, the Esplanade and west end streets, as they do now so nothing will change in that regard.

It is beyond me why a weekend closure of South Terrace can be seen as a threat to cafe operators on the Strip or retailers in the CBD, because there would be no changes to the parking facilities in the area which motorists have to use now as well. All it does is create a cleaner, safer and more attractive environment for people to enjoy a meal and watch buskers and the passing parade of pedestrians, instead of unhealthy, pollution spewing busses and cars. Wouldn’t it be nice if children could safely play while their parents have a coffee on the Strip!

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Posted in fremantle by freoview on May 9, 2013

Ivan Dzeba co-owner of Fremantle‘s Benny’s bar and restaurant is off for a big adventure soon to participate in the Chamonix Challenge in France to raise funds for Telethon.

The Telethon Adventurers are a group of people dedicated to finding the cause and ultimately the cure for childhood cancer. Ivan will be going to Chamonix on 21st of July as a part of a team of 9 Adventurers. The challenge will be to reach the peak of Gran Paradiso in the Italian/French Alps which is at 4,100metres. They will climb the glaciers and rugged terrain after some intensive climbing instructions.

The aim along the way is to raise the funds and awareness of childhood cancer and help the kids battling the disease. In 2012 Chamonix Challenge raised  over $100,000 and this year they want to beat that.

All donations are 100% tax deductible and you can donate on
They need everyone to help to reach their target and win the war against cancer.

The Telethon Adventurers fundraising group was established in 2010 by Rick Parish and Peter Wilson. Rick’s 4-year-old son Elliot Parish touched the hearts of Western Australians as he bravely fought and eventually lost his battle with cancer.

I wish the team good luck and that they may return well and healthy to Perth after the challenge. Support them and donate!!

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