Freo tends to move at a pretty chill pace, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t driven by coffee.
Cruise on down to the Port City and grab a brew at our favourite Fremantle coffee spots.
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
Little Loaf Bakery
We can’t shut up about North Street Store – not that anyone really needs telling at this point. We won’t keep going on and on about it, but their coffee is as good as their other offerings – very good, indeed, whether you’re picking it up from their OG Cott location or their Little Loaf outpost down in South Fremantle.
2/390 South Terrace, South Fremantle
Kokomo’s by Livid
If you’ve pulled into a few closeouts at Scarborough beach or just spent a day on the sand in the past few years, there’s a good chance you’ve grabbed a coffee before or after at Livid Skate Cafe. And in 2022 Livid’s reach extended to the south with Kokomo’s by Livid, continuing to celebrate skate culture and the photography, live music, the art that surrounds it, and of course, excellent coffee.
Corner Henderson and William Street, Fremantle
There’s something about North Freo… the sun always seems to be shining, everyone’s just a bit more beautiful and carefree… and there, in the middle of it all, is Ooh Coffee. This petite espresso bar, adjoining boutique Ooh La La, is pairing great coffee with easy breezy service that is perfectly suited to its chilled out surrounds.
255 Queen Victoria Street, North 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
Good Things Fremantle
While we were sad to see former Freo icon The Attic bid farewell, we were more than pleased to see it taken over by Mosman Park favourite Good Things! Its exposed red bricks, mezzanine level and steel-framed windows are still a massive vibe, the menu is on-point, and their beans by Double Double are still un-matched around town.
16 Bannister 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
If there’s one city who cares more about their coffee than Perth it’s Melbourne, so Roasting Warehouse‘s origins from the “cultural capital” of Australia are the first sign you’re on the right track. The second sign is you sitting on the patio of their excellent South Freo location on a not-too-warm spring morning enjoying some of their premium house-blended beans.
312 South Terrace, South Fremantle
Most of these spots also serve up great food, but if you’re looking for more good stuff check out Fremantle’s best cafes.
Header Image Credit: Kokomo’s by Livid