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PHOTOS OF A FREO SUNDAY STROLL

 

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Here a few happy snaps I took around Fremantle on this glorious Sunday.

It was surprisingly quiet on the Cappuccino Strip but the Fishing Boat Harbour was buzzing with foreign tourists, mainly from Malaysia.

My favourite little cafe Chalkys just below the Roundhouse in historic High Street was also doing well and they deserve it because they have great staff, owners, coffee and food.

ROEL LOOPERS

 

SEE YOU AT THE GROWERS GREEN MARKET

 

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It looks like it is going to be a pretty good Sunday after all the rain we had this week, so why not head out to the Growers Green Farmers Market at Fremantle College on Lefroy Road. It is on from 8am till midday today for great fresh and organic fruit&vegetables, bread, pastries, eggs, etc.

And the perfect place for nice breakfast and great coffee or to buy some take-away for lunch.

Of course Farmer Damian’s animal touch farm is there, plus live music and face painting

There is also the Beaconsfield Precinct meet with Councillor Hannah Fitzhardinge from 10-12am.

See you there!

 

Roel Loopers

 

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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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ENJOY THE GORGEOUS FREO SUNDAY!

 

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It is going to be another gorgeous Fremantle Sunday so why not start the day this morning at the lovely Growers Green Farmers Market at Fremantle College on Lefroy Road in Beaconsfield.

It is open from 8am till noon with live music, fairies, face painting , Farmer Damian animal touch farm, fresh produce, great breakfast, coffee, lunch, organic fruit and vegies, etc.

The Growers Green is what Freo is all about!

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The last of the Fremantle Arts Centre Sunday Music courtyard sessions is on for this season with Grace Barbe, the queen of tropical rhythms. It’s free from 2-4pm and the cafe, pizza bar and bar are open.

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.

Roel Loopers

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BUSY MORNING AT ROTTNEST FERRY TERMINAL

 

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There is always a photo opportunity in picture perfect Fremantle, so here one I took at the B Shed cafe and Rottnest Island ferry terminal on Victoria Quay yesterday morning.

People waiting to board a ferry, three navy ships at berth, and wake-up coffees at the  cafe.

Roel Loopers

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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

BUY KEEP CUPS FOR CHRISTMAS

Posted in cafe, christmas, city of fremantle, coffee, environment, recycling, Uncategorized by freoview on December 10, 2018

 

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There will be a lot of wastage over the Christmas period and most of it will end up in landfill, so do the right thing for planet earth and buy some keep cups as presents for your friends and family members.

Millions of non-recycable take-away containers are dumped each year and we all can make the very small effort of reducing our own waste by reducing the use of take-away coffee cups.

At Chalkys cafe in Fremantle West End you’ll even get a free coffee when you buy a keep cup! It’s the last cafe in High Street, close to the historic Roundhouse.

Roel Loopers

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CALOGERO’S ALFRESCO DECISION DEFERRED

Posted in cafe, city of fremantle, city planning, coffee, food, local government, parking, Uncategorized by freoview on December 6, 2018

 

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The future of the alfresco area of  Calogero’s is still uncertain after Fremantle’s Planning Committee last night decided to defer it and give the owners the opportunity of sourcing for a location in the vicinity for two parking bays.

Personally I don’t see what the fuss is all about as that area from Little Lefroy Road to Jenkin Street along South Terrace has become a really lovely community hub, and even more so since the City of Fremantle improved the streetscape.

Parking in the area is always at a premium, but that applies to Pakenham Street in the inner city as well, and I doubt that Bread in Common and others there had to provide parking for their patrons.

Councillor Adin Lang was all for retrospective approval of the restaurant, while Councillor Dave Hume said that Council needed to become more flexible about parking if it wanted more activation and higher density in Fremantle.

This evening from 5.30-7.30pm there will be a community placemaking event with games, music, etc. at the little hub so come along and meet your fellow South Freo community members! See you there.

Roel Loopers

SOUTH FREO CALOGERO’S FUTURE IN DOUBT

 

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The future of CALOGERO’S  as a restaurant is in doubt with the officers’ recommendation to the City of Fremantle Planning Committee to refuse the late approval sought for the unauthorised partial use to restaurant and additions to the existing building.

The South Fremantle groceries shop, which is next to the Port City Roasters, received an interior facelift some years ago, and they also added a small cafe, but have now converted the entire four-bay carpark into an alfresco restaurant without the necessary planning approval.

CoF officers argue that the removal of the parking bays affects parking in the area, which is at a premium most of the day because of all the cafes and restaurants between Leffroy Road and Jenkin Street.

The delayed seeking of approval is for a 30 seat outdoor and 16 seat indoor restaurant with the shop remaining the primary use of the two-storey premises.

The item is on Wednesday’s Planning Committee agenda, which starts at 6pm at the North Fremantle community hall.

Roel Loopers

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