Things move at a different pace in the Port City, but Freo is still fuelled by fast-paced coffee and delicious eats – check out just a few of the best cafes in Fremantle:
Killer coffee? Holy Bagel Co bagels? Best Wishes keeps things simple, but boy does it pay off. Since opening their doors in 2017, this crew has built up a reputation as the best place in Freo to pick up your daily coffee – and in spite of their super-cool branding and merch, you’ll find no pretension here. Genuine smiles, and genuinely good coffee. What’s not to love?
Shop 9, 2 Cantonment Street, Fremantle
We were breathlessly waiting for Peggy’s to open – and boy, we weren’t disappointed. The Market Street sandwich bar has been a fast favourite, drawing fans from north and south for their next-level sandwiches and coffee just as good. (We’ll continue to breathlessly wait for the return of the Cubano, though).
35 Market Street, Fremantle
Absolutely adorable. That’s the first thing that comes to mind stepping into Fremantle’s Hinata Café. The plant-filled, rustic space serves up cosy Japanese home-style plates – with the main star their monthly rotating brunch sets: a plate of nourishing goodness straight out of a Studio Ghibli film.
19 Blinco Street, Fremantle
Good Things Fremantle
Good Things was already a firm favourite for the Mossie Park massive, so news they were venturing south was welcomed with gusto. Having taken over the former Attic site on Bannister Street, you can expect some of the café’s most popular menu items (like their signature chicken and hotcakes or chilli scramble), now in that iconic Brian Klopper building.
16 Bannister Street, Fremantle
Hush Specialty Coffee
Hush has been a stalwart for Freo caffeine fiends for years, and it’s no wonder why. An unending flow of Five Senses coffee keep the morning coffee crowd happy, while those who are after a more leisurely experience can enjoy the crowd-pleasing yet considered menu. Jaffa French toast, WA mushrooms with truffle oil and sourdough, 48 hour beef brisket benny… we’re feeling pretty peckish, how about you?
68 High Street, Fremantle
Duck Duck Bruce
You might have to wait to get a table at beloved Freo cafe Duck Duck Bruce, but trust us, it’ll be worth it. Started by a trio of mates, the warm spirit of friendship is imbued throughout Duck Duck Bruce. This is a place that doesn’t take itself too seriously… even if the food and coffee is seriously good.
18 Collie Street, Fremantle
Bread in Common
We’re all about a romantic dinner at Bread in Common, but you don’t need to wait for date night to head to Bread in Common. Drop by the bakery counter for a quick coffee pit stop and just try to resist the cabinet filled with fresh rolls, sandwiches and pastries. Don’t forget to pick up a Common loaf to take home with you!
43 Pakenham Street, Fremantle
The Cool Room
Slightly further afield towards East Freo lies the Cool Room. At the crossroads of two suburban streets, next to vintage store Old Values, it’s hard not to feel pretty charmed by the mish-mash of retro Formica tables, plants and brightly coloured umbrellas. It’s as unpretentious as they come, yet out of their tiny kitchen they manage to serve up coffee and food that can rival Perth’s best.
Shop 2/114 Holland Street, Fremantle
Little French Nest
Get a petit taste of Paris at Little French Nest. The charming café opened at the start of the year, and has earned legions of fans already with its decadent crêpes, croque monsieurs, home baked pastries and other French treats that will have you saying “ooh la la!” in no time.
15 Point Street, Fremantle
Kokomo’s by Livid
The excellent Livid Skate Cafe has practically become a part of the Scabs furniture, and the crew have now expanded their easy-breezy empire with another cafe in Freo’s new FOMO precinct, Kokomo’s. The new location continues the celebration of skate culture and great coffee, with the added inspiration of Japanese architecture and the friendly vibes of the Port City.
FOMO Freo, 46 William Street, Fremantle
Header image: Peggy’s