Creative, relaxed, open-minded is what Freo is about.

Located about 20 km of Perth Fremantle is a city full of busking, street art, and alfresco dining. Like all great port cities, Freo is cosmopolitan, with mariners from all parts of the world strolling the streets. The hippies, who first set up home in Fremantle a few decades ago can still be seen casually bobbling down the street on old bicycles. 

Freo makes a cosy home for performers, professionals and artists. There’s a lot to enjoy such as fantastic museums, edgy galleries, pubs thrumming with live music and a thriving coffee culture.

Outside Fremantle’s city centre you’ll find gorgeous beaches and walking and bicycle trails meandering along the sparkling waters of the coast and the river’s edge. restaurants.

Leighton and Port Beaches are famous for their long stretches of white sand and beachside cafés while North Fremantle is a haven for cafés, restaurants and live music bars.



WHERE TO STAY

FREMANTLE HOSTEL

Located in the heart of Fremantle, the hostel is a nice and cosy place for backpackers who are travelling in the Perth region, Western Australia. Just a short stroll away you find the most amazing beaches, Fremantles iconic markets, Little Creatures Brewery, The Ship Wreck Galleries, The Maritime Museum, the Fremantle Prison and many other popular sights.

The Fremantle Hostel was just recently awarded as the winner with the Certificate of Excellence by Tripadvisor.

GETTING AROUND

Fremantle is one of the easiest cities in the world to explore by foot or bike. All leading attractions are located within walking distance of the Fremantle Train Station and the free Fremantle CAT bus completes regular circuits around the city stopping at popular places of interest and offering easy access to major attractions and venues.


THINGS TO DO IN FREMANTLE

  • Enjoy a coffee along the ‘Cappuccino Strip’ or trendy Wray Ave, South Tce and High St.
  • Stroll the Fremantle Markets.
  • Enjoy the delicious treet food at one of the outdoor food markets or food trucks.
  • Taste some of the best fish & chips at the Fishing Boat Harbour and stroll along the boardwalk to Bathers Beach.
  • Take on the fascinating Fremantle Prison Tunnel tour.
  • Visit the WA Maritime Museum and Fremantle Arts Centre.
  • Try the boutique beer at one of the great micro breweries.
  • Explore some fashion boutiques, original artworks and quirky gifts.
  • Follow a self-guided walking trail – maps available from the visitor centre.
  • Enjoy a swim at beautiful Bathers Beach, just a stone’s throw from Fremantle city centre.
  • Take a stroll (or jump on the free CAT bus) to South Fremantle and discover some exiting street art.

FREO COFFEE GUIDE

THE ATTIC

This quaint coffee shop is slightly off the main strip of Freo, small from the outside but opens up with a cute upstairs area. The menu is small but tasty and the coffee has a buzz about it. The food is mainly breakfast orientated, however you will also find a range of good take away or eat in bagels.

MOORE & MOORE CAFE

Excellent coffee and a great spot for an afternoon catch up with friends located in a beautiful old Freo building. The attached art gallery features a few interesting artists and projects.

BREAKS

Breaks is one of the best brunch spots in Fremantle. Located right on High Street the cafe is the perfect place for people watching and relaxing. The breakfast menu is extensive offering a huge range of healthy and delicious options.

BREAD IN COMMON

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

…. Bread in Common has got you covered.

Housed in an old warehouse that has been superbly converted and keeping the integrity of the old building.

Every corner is worth exploring, including the bags of organic flour stored against the walls.

From ‘tapas’ style and tiny portions to delicious full plates of gorgeous flavours, all are prepared with attention to taste combinations, choices and eclectic flavours. Fun, long table dining, ‘hipster decor’ and fresh baked goods make for a special meal, regardless of the time of day. Bread in Common also offers a deli selection of all varieties of cheese and other goodies.

The restaurant also offers fresh made juice and smoothies along with some delicious coffee that will definitely hit the spot.

Don’t forget to stop by at the evening to try their amazing cocktails and wine selection.


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