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Fremantle Arts Centre

  • When:Shop 10-5 Mon-Sun, check site for many more events
  • Where:1 Finnerty St Fremantle
  • Tel:9432 9555
  • Web:www.fac.org.au
  • Good for:the local Freo arts hub.

Immerse yourself in Freo’s relaxed vibe at this historic building, which exudes character and charm. Fremantle Arts Centre is the place to go for a cultural feast for the senses. Read full review

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The Butcher Shop

  • When:930-530 Mon-Sat, 11-4 Sun
  • Where:14B Point St Fremantle
  • Tel:6420 0902
  • Web:www.thebutchershop.com.au
  • Good for:high quality street artist products, designer goods and art, and plenty of plain wares ready for your crafty mitts.

Having opened in Northbridge back in 2005, The Butcher Shop has made it’s way to the south side and nestled itself into Freo’s art scene. This store concentrates on good quality art supplies, Read full review

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Store

  • When:930-530 Mon-Sat, till 8pm Fri, 11-5 Sun & Public Holidays
  • Where:25 Market St Fremantle
  • Tel:9336 3010
  • Web:cornerstore.net.au
  • Good for:kitsch homewares to pretty up your house.

A veritable goldmine of all things gorgeous! Store fill their shelves with the most beautiful goods for every room in the house. Read full review

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Kakulas Sister

  • When:Mon-Sun
  • Where:29-31 Market St Fremantle
  • Tel:9430 4445
  • Good for:every gourmet.

It is really hard to fully describe what a wonderful place Kakulas Sister is. It is a long term resident in the station end of the Cappuccino Strip and you’ll no doubt be drawn in by the wicker baskets loaded with continental bargains, that line the footpath. Read full review

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Hole in The Wall Gallery

  • When:10-4 Mon-Thurs, 11-4 Fri-Sat
  • Where:3A / 64 Adelaide St Fremantle
  • Web:holeinthewallgallery.tumblr.com
  • Good for:art, curious objects and picture framing.
Morrison

Morrison

  • When:Monday to Sunday
  • Where:55 Market street, Fremantle
  • Tel:9336 1701
  • Web:www.morrisonshop.com
  • Good for:spoiling yourself with locally designed clothes and beautiful bags.

Hailing from WA, this fashion label is going from strength to strength. Initially opening in Fremantle, there are now numerous stores around Perth and over on the east coast, as well as other stockists. Read full review

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New Edition Bookshop

  • When:9-9 Mon-Sun
  • Where:41 High St Fremantle
  • Tel:9335 2383
  • Web:www.newedition.com.au
  • Good for:a beautiful independent bookshop.

Book lovers beware, New Edition is a Fremantle institution that will have you beaming with delight, and never leaving empty handed. After beginning in a tiny store on South Terrace and moving into the spacious old bank building on High Street in the west end, New Edition is now found on the corner of High and Henry Streets in the port city. Read full review

Strange Company

Strange Company

  • When:12-12 Mon-Sun
  • Where:5 Nairn St Fremantle
  • Web:strangecompany.com.au
  • Good for:cocktails and tasty bites any night of the week.

A motley crew of locals came together to bring you Strange Company, a small bar in Freo’s west end. The cocktails are superb, the wine list well considered, and the food excellent as well. Read full review

Maritime Museum

Maritime Museum

Roundhouse

Fremantle Roundhouse

  • When:1030-330pm Mon-Sun
  • Tel:9336 6897
  • Web:www.fremantleroundhouse.com.au
  • Good for:soaking up WA's heritage in the oldest public building in the state.
Chalkys Espresso Bar

Chalkys Espresso Bar

  • Where:1 High St Fremantle
  • Web:www.chalkys.com.au
  • Good for:a weekend coffee away from the main hustle and bustle of the port city.
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Compendium Store

  • When:10-5 Mon-Sat, 12-5 Sun
  • Where:49A High St Fremantle
  • Tel:9467 6347
  • Web:www.compendiumstore.com.au
  • Good for:smart, fun and beautifully designed products.

Compendium is a lovely shop located in the heart of the west end of High Street in Fremantle. It is fronted by creatively inclined Jayden who has managed to fill a small space with a generous range of design-related goodness! Read full review

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Love in Tokyo

  • When:10-5 Mon-Sat, 1-5 Sun
  • Where:61-63 High St Fremantle
  • Tel:9433 2110
  • Web:www.loveintokyo.com.au
  • Good for:gorgeous locally designed pieces with an Eastern influence.

If you fancy treating yourself to some local fashion, then why not head to the west end of High Street in Fremantle and step into the oasis that is Love in Tokyo. Read full review

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The Attic

Take a right turn off the cappuccino strip, down into Bannister Street, and discover Freo’s newest little coffee shop. Open since March this year, the seating is (unsurprisingly) mainly situated upstairs in the attic-style loft. Read full review

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Remedy

  • When:9-5 Mon-Fri, 930-5 Sat, 12-5 Sun
  • Where:95 High St Fremantle
  • Tel:9431 7080
  • Web:www.remedyonline.net.au
  • Good for:Aesop skincare, and hunting down an offbeat gift.

With the original store hailing from Fremantle, Remedy has now opened it’s doors both north of the river in Leederville, and down south in Dunsborough. This lovely little shop stocks a wide range of beautiful things for the home and yourself. Read full review

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Eros

  • Where:79 Market St Fremantle
  • Tel:9335 2141
  • Good for:beautifully luscious ladies' designer fashion.

On the main street of Fremantle, Eros stocks beautiful women’s pieces. Their racks are always filled with bright colours and a variety of textures, Read full review

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Gypsy Tapas House

  • When:6pm-11pm Wed, 11-11 Thurs-Sat
  • Where:Cnr Queen & High St Fremantle
  • Tel:9336 7135
  • Web:www.gypsytapashouse.com.au
  • Good for:sharing home cooked tapas with friends.

Fremantle sure was pleased to see the arrival of little Gypsy Tapas House back in 2006. Tucked away in a small alcove away from the main street of Freo, the fact that it is still thriving and just as busy as it was back in the day, Read full review

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Moore & Moore Cafe

  • When:7-5 Mon-Fri, 7-4 Sat-Sun
  • Where:46 Henry St, Fremantle
  • Tel:9335 8825
  • Web:www.mooreandmoorecafe.com
  • Good for:experiencing one of Freo’s best coffee spots off the beaten track.

Fremantle is the spiritual home of Perth coffee thanks to its strong migrant and shipping history. Of course there is the tried and true Cappuccino Strip, but sometimes you get the feeling that Freo cafés are resting on reputation without the innovation that is driving others elsewhere in Perth. Moore & Moore is the true exception. Read full review

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Gino’s

  • When:6am-late, Mon-Sun
  • Where:1-5 South Terrace, Freo
  • Tel:9336 1464
  • Web:www.ginoscafe.com.au
  • Good for:people watching whilst drinking your cappuccino from one of Freo’s oldest (but still just as popular) establishments.

Once upon a time Fremantle was nothing more than a typical port town teeming with blue collar seadogs and new immigrants making their mark. Back in the day, Gino Saccone worked as a tailor in Freo’s main street. Read full review

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Fly by Night Musicians Club

  • When:Check website for upcoming shows
  • Where:1 Holdsworth St Fremantle, Entrance on Parry St
  • Tel:9430 5976
  • Web:www.flybynight.org
  • Good for:a great variety of live music.
 

Fremantle Prison

  • When:9-5 Mon-Sun, later on Wed and Fri evenings; see website for tour times.
  • Where:1 The Terrace Fremantle
  • Tel:9336 9200
  • Web:www.fremantleprison.com.au
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Sail and Anchor

  • When:11-11 Mon-Tues, 11-12am Wed-Thurs, 11-1am Fri-Sat, 10-10 Sun
  • Where:64 South Tce Fremantle
  • Tel:9431 1666
  • Web:www.sailandanchor.com.au
  • Good for:those passionate about a good brew.
The last time I dropped into the Sail and Anchor I was stopped by an old salt: ‘Have a sip of that beer,’ he said, ‘You know why it tastes that good? It’s the pumps.’ He’s right, too. The Sail pride themselves on serving many of their beers the traditional way, Read full review
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Fremantle Markets

  • When:9-8 Fri, 9-6 Sat-Sun
  • Where:Cnr Henderson St & South Tce Fremantle
  • Tel:9335 2515
  • Web:www.fremantlemarkets.com.au
  • Good for:eating a fresh crepe whilst being entertained by a busker.

A popular tourist attraction on the cappuccino strip, the Fremantle Markets attracts a variety of punters. If stalls selling small trinkets, silver jewellery and local mementos are your thing, then the Freo Markets will be right up your alley. Read full review

Luna on SX Fremantle

Luna on SX

  • When:Check website for movie times
  • Where:Halfway up Essex St Fremantle
  • Tel:9430 5999
  • Web:www.lunapalace.com.au
  • Good for:a mixture of indie flicks and carefully picked commercial releases.
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X Wray

  • When:breakfast-dinner, Mon-Sun
  • Where:13 Essex St Fremantle
  • Tel:9430 9399
  • Good for:a hip but friendly place to spend all day hanging out with friends.

X Wray is the hang out for all the cool kids in Freo. And it really is very easy to spend a good part of the day here. Read full review

Norfolk Hotel

Norfolk Hotel & The Odd Fellow

  • When:11-12am Mon-Sat, 11-10 Sun
  • Where:47 South Tce Fremantle
  • Tel:9335 5405
  • Web:www.norfolkhotel.com.au
  • Good for:a beer before heading downstairs for some live music.

The Norfolk Hotel is a popular place for an afternoon beer. The leafy courtyard outside the historical building makes a quaint setting for a pint Read full review

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Little Creatures Brewery

  • When:morning-night, Mon-Sun
  • Where:40 Mews Rd, Freo
  • Tel:9430 5555
  • Web:www.littlecreatures.com.au
  • Good for:the best boutique beer in the country, served at its original brewery.

The best thing about being a Freo local is the smell of hops in the air, and know you’re only a hop skip and jump away from your second home, the Little Creatures Brewery. Situated on the waterfront, what started out as a small brewing production of some very delicious beers, Read full review

Photography by Jean-Paul Horre

Creatures Nextdoor

  • When:12pm - late Mon-Sun
  • Where:40 Mews Rd Freo
  • Tel:9430 5555
  • Web:www.littlecreatures.com.au
  • Good for:enjoying views of the water along with your drink in the late afternoon sunshine.

Creatures Nextdoor is the slightly more swish cousin of Little Creatures. It’s quite literally next door to the vast brewery, but rather than the rowdy crowds chugging down beers, you’ll enjoy more of a wine bar feel. With views of the water, this is one of the nicest places for a drink to soak up the late afternoon sunshine. Read full review

Kidogo Arthouse

Kidogo Arthouse

  • When:9-5 Mon-Fri, 10-5 Sat-Sun
  • Where:Bathers Beach, Mews Road, Fremantle
  • Tel:9335 9636
  • Web:www.kidogo.com.au
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Cicerellos

  • When:10-late (call on the day for exact time) Mon-Sun
  • Where:Fisherman's Wharf, 44 Mews Rd Fremantle
  • Tel:9335 1911
  • Web:www.cicerellos.com.au
  • Good for:fish and chips enjoyed on the waterfront.
Fisherman's Wharf Fremantle

Fisherman’s Wharf

  • Good for:a nice stroll when the weather is pleasant.
Who's Your Mumma Food

Who’s Your Mumma

  • Where:cnr Wray Ave, 142 South Tce Fremantle
  • Good for:an evening tipple paired with a tasty bite.

Perth’s burgeoning small bar scene has now spread to Fremantle and who better to lead the charge than the folk from Harvest Restaurant in North Freo. Read full review

Frank's Gourmet Meats

Frank’s Gourmet Meats

  • Where:17 Wray Ave Fremantle
  • Tel:9335 2356
  • Good for:the huge variety of sausages

It is like stepping back in time as you walk into Frank’s Gourmet Meats in the Italian enclave of Wray Ave. One of what is a dying breed of local butchers, Frank’s is a sight for the eyes. Read full review

Galati and sons

Galati & Sons

  • Where:19 Wray Ave Fremantle
  • Tel:9335 6157

Galati & Sons is a fabulous Fremantle secret that is run by generations of a family who are passionate about food and their store. It is Fremantle’s little Italy Read full review

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Corner Store

  • When:930-530 Mon-Sat, 11-5 Sun
  • Where:147 South Tce Fremantle
  • Tel:9336 3005
  • Web:cornerstore.net.au
  • Good for:beautiful and fun furniture, gifts and homewares.

The latest edition of the Corner Store / Store world of nice shops was born of the need to create a headquarters, storeroom and dispatch location. After securing a lovely old building, conveniently located on a corner (!), that had been abandoned for sometime, the team set at creating the most delightful of showrooms. Read full review

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Ootong & Lincoln

The team at Ootong & Lincoln are conscious of what we should and shouldn’t put into our bodies. And not in an oppressive or limiting way, either. Rather they make sure that every item in their café is made by them, right down to their jams and even baby foods! Read full review

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Missy Moos Burger Bar

  • When:5-9pm Tues-Thurs, 1130-10pm Fri-Sat, 1130-9pm Sun
  • Where:400 South Tce South Fremantle
  • Tel:9433 3322
  • Web:missymoosburgerbar.com.au
  • Good for:great tasting burgers that'll have you back for more!
Bread in Common

Bread in Common

  • When:10-10 Mon-Thurs, 10am-late Fri, 9am-late Sat, 9am-10pm Sun
  • Where:43 Pakenham St Fremantle
  • Tel:9336 1032
  • Web:www.breadincommon.com.au
  • Good for:sharing lunch with friends.
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MANY 6160

  • When:10-5 Wed-Sun
  • Where:2 Newman Ct Fremantle
  • Web:www.facebook.com/many6160
  • Good for:exploring the work of an eclectic mix of local creatives.

MANY 6160 is a meanwhile space housed in the old Myer building in Fremantle, that is filled with a collection of talented Perth people. There you’ll find art hanging on the walls, clothing and accessories from local designers, food to nibble on and things to create. Read full review

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Yocal

  • When:Mon-Fri 6 – 4, Sat & Sun 7 – 4
  • Where:18 Collie St Fremantle
  • Tel:6219 5216
  • Web:www.facebook.com/yocalcafe
  • Good for:fresh OJ and excellent bagels.

Apparently someone gets up at 4am every morning and cold-presses oranges and apples at this place, just so we can stagger in at 10am and demand sustenance. We like it. Read full review

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The Cool Room

  • When:8-3 Thurs-Sun
  • Where:Shop 2 / 114 Holland St Fremantle
  • Tel:0422039482
  • Good for:breakfast all day long.
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Old Values

 

Abhi’s Bread

  • When:630-5 Mon-Fri, 7-4 Sat, 7-1 Sun
  • Where:270 South Tce South Fremantle
  • Web:abhisbread.com.au
  • Good for:freshly baked loaves.
 

Pekho

  • When:10-5 Mon-Sat, 10-3 Sun
  • Where:1-3 Wray Ave South Freo
  • Tel:6219 5056
  • Web:www.pekho.com

Taking its home across two shops in South Freo’s trendy Wray Avenue, Pekho sells womenswear and homewares to a discerning crowd. Read full review

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Kate + Abel

  • When:10-5 Thurs-Sun
  • Where:MANY6160, 2 Newman Ct Fremantle
  • Web:kateandabel.com
  • Good for:a custom made hat in your perfect style.

Husband and wife team Kate Hulett and Matt Bale launched their bespoke hat business, St Saviours, back when they were living in London. After making waves in the festival scene over there, they relocated to Perth where they set up residency in MANY6160 Read full review

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Manuka Woodfire Kitchen

  • When:5-9pm Tues-Fri, 12-3pm & 5-930pm Sat, 12-3 & 5-9 Sun
  • Where:134 High St Fremantle
  • Tel:9335 3527
  • Web:www.manukawoodfire.com.au