The Cappuccino Strip Fremantle
What could be better than a combination of our two most favorite things, coffee and Fremantle. While visiting the capitol city of Australia’s West a little trip to Fremantle will most likely be on the list. This vibrant and eclectic Perth suburb is bursting to the seams with art, history, and some of the city’s best cafes, restaurants, and bars. While in the area a stroll down Cappuccino Strip along South Terrace is a must. With cute cafes lining the streets all with tables and chairs flooding into the sidewalk you will feel as if you have been transported to a European street.
Located in South Terrace and running all the way from the corner of Banister Street down along to Parry Street, the Cappuccino strip is bursting with some of the city’s finest baristas who are ready to prepare an unending variety of coffees. Al fresco dining is the norm here so find your favorite café and nestle in for a morning of coffee sipping and people watching.
With a rich Italian flare embedded in its history the Cappuccino Strip has had an Italian influence since Fremantle’s roots as a historic port city. Here you will find some of the city’s best cappuccinos, pizzas, and much more. Some other notable places along the strip include the famous Sail and Anchor Brewery and the award winning Monk Brewery and Kitchen. Be sure to stop in for a fresh brewed frothy beer.
As far as coffee goes we have a few suggestions for you so you are not overwhelmed by all the choices along the strip. First up is Black Cherries Espresso café. Located in the yard section of the Fremantle markets this café is run by a man with a passion for the art of making a fine coffee alongside a fine photo and he sells them both in this cozy café.
Our other café recommendations are actually just a tiny wander down some of the side streets along the strip. These small independent cafes are what Fremantle is known for. Cafes such as Duck Duck Bruce, Bread in Common, Moore & Moore, and The Attic are definitely at the top of our list. Moore & Moore is one of the more popular choices and shares a space with a Contemporary Art Gallery. The Attic is a rustic two story café that not only serves up a delicious coffee but also some stunning fresh food.
At the northern tip of the Cap Strip are the Fremantle Markets. Over 150 stalls fill the old red brick building and overwhelm your senses with an offering of fresh produce, tasty local treats, handmade goods, souvenirs, clothes, homewares and much more. Be sure to grab a coffee from Black Cherries Espresso before wandering through the stalls.
If you happen to find yourself in the area past sundown and cappuccinos aren’t quite what you are after do not fear. The nightlife on the famous stirp is just as lively as is over caffeinated morning coffee sessions. At night the area comes alive as the center of the Fremantle entertainment precinct. Hotels, clubs and pubs put on a show with live cabaret, open mic nights and more live music than you could imagine. Some nights could sweep you away into the early morning hours and you might even be able to squeeze in a cheeky coffee before heading home for some much needed sleep.
So the next time you are in the city and craving a cappuccino with an ambiance remincinet of 19th century European coffee houses then head on over to Fremantle and go for a stroll along the famous coffee strip.