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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.

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FREMANTLE COFFEE WITH PIRATES

Posted in cafe, city of fremantle, cofee, food, Uncategorized by freoview on September 19, 2017

 

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I did not know that it is international PIRATE DAY until I walked in to CHALKYS cafe in Fremantle’s far West End.

Owner Danielle is flanked by baristas Elin and KiKI, who all dressed up for the day.

Freo BID is also having a pirate theme for school holidays with their Treasure Hunt. It runs from September 19 to October 8 and there are a lot of prizes to be won.

 

Roel Loopers

HOW THE FREO WEST END LOOKED

Posted in city of fremantle, historic, roundhouse, Uncategorized by freoview on July 3, 2017

Cliff and High old jhistoric building with Roundhouse

 

CHALKY’S one of my favourite Fremantle cafes in the far west end of High Street posted this historic photo on their Facebook page, so I want to share it with you.

CHALKY’S is in the former Tram Building (second one). The mural paintings inside the cafe depict the Roundhouse, Fremantle tram, and other historic things. The coffee and food is great, so try it out!

The corner building is now a vacant carpark where Notre Dame University will be building their new School of Nursing and Midwifery next year.

As you can see the steps to the Roundhouse were going up from both sides but that changed when they built the railway line to Fremantle Port in front of it.

Take the kids during the school holidays to the firing of the cannon on the gundeck behind the Roundhouse. Every day at 1 pm. It’s fun and bloody loud.

Roel Loopers

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

INCONSIDERATE FIRE TEST IN WEST END

Posted in development, fire, fremantle, western autralia by freoview on July 14, 2016

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That was a rather interesting fire emergency test at the new MSC building in Cliff Street this morning, when men shot huge sprays of water in the air from the roof of the building, and the strong wind blowing it all over High Street and inside Chalkys cafe. Lucky no one sat at the outside tables or they would have got drenched.

Barista Keith yelled out to them to stop it and they finally did, after a few pedestrians got a good soaking.

I believe it was very inconsiderate and lazy as they could have alerted the cafe and stopped pedestrian traffic during the test. I hope no one at No 1 Little High Street left their windows or balcony doors open.

Roel Loopers

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HEALTH FOOD DELIGHT AT WEST END DISPENSARY CAFE

Posted in cafe, fremantle, hospitality, western australia by freoview on May 8, 2016

There is a new cafe in the great West End of Fremantle. The High Street Dispensary will open this Monday and offers all the good and healthy stuff that carnivores like I should be eating. RAW, Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten Free is on the menu of this new venture by the delightful owners of Chalkys Cafe, just down the road.

Shaun and Sarah are opening the new cafe next door to the new chemist in High Street in a heritage building, a few doors down from the Orient Hotel, so give it a try soon.

The interior is lovely and understated with thick marine ply and recycled bricks and planter boxes all over the place.

Roel Loopers

 

EARLY BIRD CATCHES THE LIGHT

Posted in fremantle by freoview on July 20, 2014

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I love early mornings. There is a stillness about Fremantle that one does not experience at any other time of the day. The crispness of the air, the purity of the light and that sense of quiet, when few cars are on the road and only the early birds are out to get a coffee or go to work.

This Sunday gave me a very special start with stunning light on the old Tram Building in High Street, that now houses Chalkys cafe, and then five dolphins delighted three of my mates and me in the harbour. Could there be a better start to the day?

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FREO CAFE FIGHT FOR CUSTOMERS

Posted in fremantle by freoview on March 18, 2013

The coffee competition to attract especially the thousands of Notre Dame University students in Fremantle, is stiff. Two of my favourite cafes have introduced loyalty cards of some form. The Moore&Moore cafe now has a pre-paid take-away coffee card for faster service. You’ll pay for ten coffees in advance and receive the 11th for free.

At Chalkys the I Love 6160 card gives discounts to locals on coffees and selected food items.

Cafes are great examples of, the buzz word, placemaking. Chalkys in High Street has done what no operator before them has been able to do at the Round House end of town and created a real hub in the far west of Freo, while the Moore&Moore parklet alfresco area made Henry Street a more lively place one wants to linger at.

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BABY BARISTA FOR MOORE&MOORE

Posted in fremantle by freoview on February 3, 2013

Congratulations to Fremantle Moore&Moore cafe owner Simon Naber and his gorgeous partner Rebecca Kelly who had their first baby. The yet to be named boy was born at 4.50 pm on February 1.

Staying with the cafe theme; the long-awaited opening of CHALKYS Cafe at number 1 High Street in Freo’s West End will happen tomorrow, Monday February 4. The interior looks fantatstic with great murals and beautiful furniture. Go check it out!

Roel Loopers

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