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!
Bib & Tucker
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
Ootong & Lincoln
Speaking of quirky Freo charm, if you wanted a textbook example you don’t have to look any further than this South Terrace institution.
With a cavernous inside adorned with vintage tricycles and mason jar light fittings, it’s definitely one of the most happenin’ spots in South Fremantle come a weekend morning. The coffee here is particularly good, so if you’re in need of some good Java to bring you back to life these guys have got you covered.
Duck Duck Bruce
Duck Duck Bruce represents everything that we love about modern Australian brunch culture: amazing food with an eclectic cultural influence (quite a few of their dishes have an Indian twist), cracking coffee and great service.
To top it all off, all of their dishes have hilarious pun-based names – Rhu Barbara Streisand (stewed strawberries & rhubarb & maple granola, pomegranate, toasted almonds, cardamom, vanilla creamed coconut and steamed milk) or Auber Jen Is Not My Lover (crispy fennel potato straws, spinach, chilli, Ivan’s Goan eggplant pickle, almonds, roti, coconut sambal, eggs and cumin raita) anyone?
They also have a great selection of home-made style cakes and sweet treats on offer as well.
Address: 19 Collie Street, Fremantle
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. 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