March 14, 2016
By: Justin Blackford (Food Loose Foodie Expert)
Ah brunch, is there a better thing in all of the world? It’s the perfect fusion of meals that proves that a good sleep in and some amazing breakfast food don’t have to be mutually exclusive. Add to that equation the fact that it magically makes pre-midday drinking acceptable (as long as it’s in the form of a mimosa or Bloody Mary mind you – I’d avoid a whisky on the rocks if you don’t want to get some funny looks) and it’s easy to see while it really is the best meal going. With it’s laid back vibe, close proximity to the beach for a pre or post brunch dip and abundance of amazing cafes, Fremantle is definitely one of our favourite areas to indulge in a bit of leisurely brunch action. Here are our top 5 spots to visit in that neck of the woods – even if you don’t live nearby trust us when we say that they’re worth the drive to come and visit!
The scenery alone sets this place apart from the pack when it comes to brunching in style. Add to that great food and the ability to mix a mean Bloody Mary and you’re definitely onto a winner. It’s a must-do if you have friends or relatives visiting from overseas/interstate (especially if you want to rub their nose in how amazing our lifestyle is out here!).
Address: 18 Leighton Beach Blvd, North Fremantle WA 6159
Living proof that good things come in small packages, this knock-out little eatery punches well above its weight when it comes to delivering fantastic food and great service that just oozes that special quirky Freo charm. Choose from the menu items or build your own brunch bonanza, but whatever you eat be sure to order a Dirty Little Mary (their take on Bloody Mary made with locally produced hot sauce and olives) to wash it down with.
Address: 310 South Terrace, South Fremantle WA 6162
Mexican isn’t the first thing that springs to mind when most people think of brunch, but trust us when we say that there’s a whole world of mexi-brunch awesomeness waiting to be discovered if you’re willing to approach it with an open mind. Offering great, reasonably priced south-of-the-border inspired breakky fare like chilaqueles, huevos rancheros and breakfast burritos and bottomless cups of delicious spiced Mexican coffee, it also has the added benefit of being a bit of a hidden gem that is much less frantic than most of the other venues in the area. It’s located smack bang next to South Beach too, so remember to bring your bathers and a towel for a dip beforehand to work up an appetite.
Address: 406 South Terrace, South Fremantle WA 6162
Inspired by the flavours of the Levant and Mediterranean regions, Propeller puts its wood fired oven to great use in coming up with some left-of-centre bunch creations – breakky meatlovers pizza anyone? Take a seat in their awesome little courtyard on a sunny morning and soak in the loveliness while you enjoy their sumptuous food and fantastic drinks and coffee.
Address: 222 Queen Victoria St, North Fremantle WA 6159