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FREMANTLE’S OLD SHEDS

 

J Shed 1

E Shed in B Shed

C Shed in B Shed

 

The story of four old sheds in three photos. Late afternoon light created the J Shed art studios exterior, while the windows of the B Shed cafe offered great reflections of C Shed and the E Shed markets.

Yes indeed, This is Fremantle! ūüėé

Roel Loopers

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NEW VICTORIA QUAY CAFE?

Posted in cafe, city of fremantle, fremantle ports, Uncategorized by freoview on December 12, 2017

 

VC bar

 

It looks like Victoria Quay in Fremantle Port will be getting a new cafe or bar.

I noticed the construction of these two adapted sea containers east of the E Shed Markets.

It is the same location where Don Tapa had a pop up a few years ago until they moved to The Mantle on Beach Street.

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ZOOM IN ON KAZOOMIES

Posted in fremantle, hospitality by freoview on October 19, 2015

KAZOOMIES is a new restaurant at Fremantle E Shed on Victoria Quay that will serve food inspired by North Africa. It has great harbour views, so it is a fantastic location to watch the shipping in the port, and stunning sunsets over the Indian Ocean.

Here some of the food you can expect there as written by owner chef Nimrod Kazoom:

Trio Labna Dips: Labna is the cheese that you get when yogurt is hunged for few days and looses all the water, but keeps all the fat and the healthy guts bacteria. originated in Lebanon this cheese has a unique sourness that is driven from the yogurt but as creemy as cream cheese.

The Trio dips are Pickled beetroot & fennel, Smoky charred eggplant, and the last is poached garlic and turmeric labna.

“green me up scotty” is¬†spinach assorted seasonal greens and garden herbs, wilted with turmeric & garlic butter, with 2 eggs poached in that green heaven. served with a stack of eggplants “crumbed” in rosmary & cheese, with the famous red shakshuka sauce¬†in between the layers and fetta on top. its a journey to outher space, hence the name
Trio chunkies:¬†Jerusalem¬†homous, marinated eggplants and¬†spicy pumpkin. all those 3 chunky¬†recipes are going down the line in my family through my mum, ¬†paying homage to my cooking teacher… and best friend…

Moorish breakfast for two…:¬†4 eggs your way, grilled onion, wilted greens, Spicy pumpkin pastille, cheese crumbed eggplant, aromatic carrot patties and side of bread.

Baller falafel on the spike with Romesco yogurt and plain yogurt. our falafels contain “rus el hanout” which translates as “the head of the shop”. every¬†spice shops in the middle east has their “secret” mixure that they offer as the head of the shop. I use my family’s mixture.

There is a crowd funding campaign going on: http://startsomegood.com/Venture/kazoomies/Campaigns/Show/kazoomies_feel_good_food

Go and try it out.

Roel Loopers

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LEISURELY LONG WEEKEND IN FREO

Posted in fremantle by freoview on March 3, 2014

It must be a long weekend as there are a lot of people around today. The Moore&Moore cafe was doing a roaring trade this morning, and hundreds of small boats were leaving the river to get out onto the Indian Ocean. There were people fishing all along the river shore in Fremantle and East Freo and Victoria Quay was packed with people visiting the E Shed markets and passengers from yet another cruise liner, that arrived this morning. While all that was going on, a navy ship was turned around so it could leave Fremantle port.

Now hoping this will be a really busy day for our traders and that being open on the long weekend pays off for them.

Roel Loopers

harbour 1

 

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DON TAPA FOR FREMANTLE PORT FOODIES

Posted in fremantle by freoview on November 18, 2013

DON TAPA is the latest welcome new edition for foodies in Fremantle. It opened just over a week ago on the Eastern side of the E Shed Markets, next to the Balinese Victoria Cafe.

Don Tapa is open from breakfast to dinner and is licensed, and is all alfresco. What about Uruguayan banana bread topped with Dulce de Leche whipped cream, or home baked croissant with custard cream and strawberry filling to start the day.

Gringo Grango Gazpacho made with grapes and mango sounds pretty interesting, especially when adding shrimps, and the Argentinean slow roasted pork sandwich with garlic parsley vinaigrette and smoked pepper will no doubt become one of my favourites.

Have an afternoon sunset drink with steak on a stick with guava sauce, or spicy beef empanadas, or a serious main course of Moquecca, rich Brazilian coconut and prawn stew with rice and beans.

And the coffee is made by a gorgeous barista with the best haircut in Freo.

They are open 7 days a week and a three minute walk from the train station, and are just under the old port crane.

Roel Loopers

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WELCOME NEW SIGNS AT FREMANTLE PORTS

Posted in fremantle by freoview on October 23, 2013

Way finding signs are extremely important for visitors to Fremantle, so it is good to see Fremantle Ports has started to install new ones along Victoria Quay, and there are more to come.

I still believe though that Freo needs to take a more international approach to signage, with the expected massive influx of Chinese tourists, and already a large number of Japanese and Korean visitors, for whom our alphabet is an alien experience. Surely modern technology, phone apps, QR codes, etc. could be introduced so that directional, street, and way-finding  signs can be read in any language.

On another note, it is sad to hear the old crane near the E Shed Markets will be demolished, as it is of course of heritage value.

Check out the soon to open DON TAPAS container-lookalike food van near the Victoria Cafe on Victoria Quay there. It should open in a week and is only a five minute walk from the train station.

Things are happening everywhere in Freo!

Roel Loopers

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