All posts tagged: Fremantle

Di Bella Roasting Warehouse, Fremantle

You’ll find the Di Bella Roasting Warehouse on South Street, it’s a huge venue with a unique open outside space that’s hard to miss! We chose to seat ourselves inside, close to the action but still able to enjoy the lovely weather. We were also situated close to Di Bella’s retail section, with plenty of coffee and goods available to take home with you. The counter is expansive, dominating the back of the store with an impressive array of treats and coffee machines on display. You’ll find Di Bella coffee across Perth, with plenty of cafes using their blends or designing their own signatures, like the Halo blend. Di Bella’s coffee on this occasion had a wonderful bite to it. It’s rich and complex for people who like a strong and full bodied coffee. Our first dish was a sweet delight, banana and maple bacon waffles! The banana was grilled with some cinnamon, served with a delectable salted caramel sauce and bacon. The waffles were served hot but were a little lighter in colour then …

Lenny the Ox, Freo

In the hub of cafes and retail stores around Wray Avenue you’ll find the recently opened Lenny the Ox. Situated in the midst of freo you’ll get that relaxed vibe we associate with our southern city, with plenty of people, their children and pets of all kinds out enjoying the day. We snagged a great table by the window just as another couple left it. It was perfect for people watching along the street while still being able to appreciate the inside of the quirky cafe. The only downside was it took a very long time to be cleared and we eventually needed to ask as the staff seemed under the pump and without dedicated waitstaff to cover it. The cafe had a vintage but relaxed feel with an imposing counter top. You’ll need to collect a menu by the door and then make your way over to the counter to place your order. Our coffees were rich and creamy with a full flavour. A great way to start our meal. We also ordered a …

Jac and the Bean, Fremantle

For a change we decided to head down to Jac and the Bean in Fremantle for a late breakfast. When you arrive the first thing you notice is the big open outside area. The weather wasn’t great on the day we went so the photos really don’t do justice to how lovely it actually was. The cafe is smaller inside but it’s comfortable and just a little quirky. It’s one of those things we really love about Fremantle! We selected a table in a cosy little corner where we could people watch and explore the art work all over the walls at our leisure. There’s a decent amount of choice on the menu with plenty of cheaper options on offer. You’ll need to place and pay for your order at the counter. We found the service to be really friendly and fairly prompt, especially considering that we added a few extra things later on that took our fancy! Our lattes were made with Fiori beans and had a really lovely flavour. They were served at …

Bib and Tucker, Fremantle

After many lustful looks at their menu and a steady stream of Instagram snaps we finally went to Bib and Tucker for a Sunday brunch. We were in awe of the location, it was so beautiful we ended up standing and looking out at Leighton Beach, taking it all in before we went over and inside the cafe. We finally headed inside at about 7.30, having risen particularly early that day. The decor was beachy cool, a bit quirky and artsy, and made the most of the view. Consider yourself warned though, 7.30am is somewhat predictably family with young children eating hour, so if that’s an issue you should definitely swing by later! We were a little taken by the menu and ended up ordering a dish each as well as a third to share between us and a couple of lattes. As you can see the menu is more on the pricey side but there are plenty of delish sounding dishes to choose from. We really enjoyed our coffee, it was creamy with lots …

Oootong and Lincoln

Ootong & Lincoln is one of those Freo venues, relaxed, quirky dining and habituated by locals, and big city folks like us on a weekend road trip. The large cafe was bustling on a busy Saturday morning. Ootong and Lincoln has a delightful list of smoothies to chose from and we went for a green smoothie. It was so bright and vibrant, filled with kiwi, spinach, apple and pear. Kiwi is an interesting and uncommon smoothie ingredient so it was a nice change. Our coffees were good, nothing stand out or that stayed in the mind but a compliment to our breakfasts nonetheless. The potato cake, bacon and hollandaise sounded such a treat. When it arrived at the table it looked great, hearty on a bed of luscious baby spinach with oozing hollandaise. The potato cake was fantastic, little crispy bits, soft and a perfect base for a well poached egg, crispy bacon and the hollandaise. Despite this the serve which initially looked large was mostly spinach, there was a single egg, a little bacon …

Bread in Common Freo

Located in Packenham street in Fremantle, Bread in Common is a new tapas style restaurant which also includes a bakery. Outside the restaurant is a lovely garden area. While inside there are large communal style tables, and the whole place has a rustic feel befitting it’s former use as a warehouse.   There’s something Bread in Common has a lot of – Bread! We couldn’t get over the fresh bread and house churned butter, soft, a little bit of salt from the butter, just divine. Smoothies are fantastic at the best of times, but having a coconut cream, pineapple and orange smoothie in a mason jar makes it taste better (I can hear the cries of hipster from here, I like giant glass mugs with handles okay?). It’s a really interesting combination, and the coconut cream makes it indulgent without the heaviness of yogurt. The pineapple and orange were lovely and refreshing, a great summer late lunch drink. The venison sausage, chickpea and hommus dish was very nice. Venison is an unusual flavour, and the …

Breakfast with a View – the Attic Fremantle

After a leisurely stroll around Fremantle, a town where it feels like everyone is on holidays, and gets up an hour later then the rest of WA we wandered over to the Attic for breakfast. It a cute little cafe in the red brick style of much of the heritage listed freo area. We ordered downstairs at the counter before walking up the stairs, past a beautiful mural to the ‘attic’ eating area. Upstairs is spacious and light, with a beautiful view and some quirky furnishings. We sat on a long table overlooking the counter below, sipping our coffee in the sunshine. Around us were people quietly reading the paper, a business discussion and a couple being lovey-dovey in the corner and none seemed at all out of place. Finally we come to the important bit – how was the food? But I think I’ll leave you in suspense a little longer and tell you about the drinks first. We ordered a couple of juices as well as the usual coffees. The juices were perfect …