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 one of our favourite 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
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 Attic often reminds us of all the best bits about Freo wrapped up in one: interesting buildings, relaxed vibes, warm service, great quality food and coffee. Around for nearly ten years, they’ve spent that time honing in on what they’re best at, with great coffee using beans by Timely Coffees, and a seasonal menu that has something for everyone – from blood orange bircher with black sesame to crispy duck hash. Pull up a stool in the mezzanine level of the newly renovated cafe and watch the hustle and bustle below.
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
Freo’s sure got a thing for a great-coffee-vintage-furniture-combo, hasn’t it? But we’re not complaining. Working in partnership with ASPROUNION, a Colombian coffee farming cooperative that grows, processes and exports its coffee directly to Australia, Micro Lote is on a mission to support and showcase sustainable and ethical coffee farming practices. When great flavour meets great practices, we’re all for it.
17 Blinco Street, Fremantle (inside Blinco & Co)
Cover photo of Hush