Fremantle Restaurants

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  • 1. La Sosta

    $$$ | Vegan

    It begins as temptation as your senses are teased by the smells wafting from the open kitchen. Rosemary, chili, oregano, olive oil, and tomato scents will drive you crazy until your own meal lands in front of you. And then, bliss. This modern Italian eatery rivals any classic, and there are plenty in Fremantle. Italians have been ruling the roost for decades, so much that there's been a push to dub the port city, Little Italy. La Sosta offers a buzzy atmosphere while serving creative pasta dishes that will leave you wanting more. Start with the focaccia and leave room for dessert---the tiramisu is calling your name.

    85 Market St.
    - 08 - 9335--9193

    Known For

    • Italian-speaking staff
    • Group cooking classes
    • Melt-in-your-mouth gnocchi

    Restaurant Details

    Rate Includes: Closed Mon. and Tues. No lunch Wed. and Thurs.
  • 2. Moore and Moore Café

    $$ | Coffee

    You'll know this clean-living café by the retro bikes stacked out front next to the potted garden, the eclectic mix of people, and music that often streams from the doorway. The health-conscious food here is as tasty as the vibe is charming, and you can expect organic eggs, nitrate-free bacon with sides of chickpeas or spinach, and coffee alternatives like beetroot lattes and chai tea.

    46 Henry St.
    - 08 - 9335–8825

    Known For

    • An all-day brunch menu
    • No-scrambled-eggs policy
    • Delicious vegetarian and vegan options
  • 3. Bread in Common

    $$ | Coffee

    This industrial-chic bakery-cum-restaurant wins the award for hottest interior in town, with dozens of vintage-style globes streaming from the warehouse ceiling or looping in red electrical cord over suspended beams. Herb boxes line the 1890s heritage facade, while out back the wood-fired ovens, affectionately named Hansel and Gretel, pump out organic bread. An open kitchen creates modern Australian meals that go well with, you guessed it, bread.

    43 Pakenham St.
    - 044 - 958--8040

    Known For

    • Delicious smells wafting from the bakery
    • Noisy, lively atmosphere, especially on weekends
    • Comfort food like crispy duck-fat roasted potatoes
  • 4. Capri Restaurant

    $$

    The Pizzale family has owned and run this Freo restaurant for more than 50 years and it's here where you'll be treated to an old-style Italian meal. Don't expect flashy decor or fancy lighting—the focus is on the food. It's strictly BYO so bring a bottle of wine or beer (a small corkage fee applies) as the restaurant is not licensed to serve alcohol.

    21 South Terr.
    - 08 - 9335–1399

    Known For

    • Complimentary soup and bread with main meals
    • A favorite among longtime locals
    • Home-style cooking

    Restaurant Details

    Rate Includes: No lunch Mon., Reservations are recommended.
  • 5. Char Char

    $$$

    Waterfront Fremantle is renowned for its seafood restaurants, so going to a harborside venue for steak seems almost irreverent, but meat lovers revel in the juicy steak selection at Char Char. They dropped the "bull" from their name but you'll still get a fine piece of meat, cooked to perfection, here. This lively restaurant, with full table service, specializes in chargrilled prime beef selected from year-old, grass-fed Murray Grey cattle.

    44b Mews Rd.
    - 08 - 9335–7666

    Known For

    • Epic harbor views from floor-to-ceiling windows
    • Beef tartare with harissa sour creme
    • Tables on the deck
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  • 6. Cicerello's

    $$

    No visit to Fremantle is complete without a stop at this locally famous fish-and-chippery that was once featured on a postage stamp. Housed in a boathouse-style building fronting Fremantle's lovely Fishing Boat Harbour, this joint serves the real thing: fresh oysters, mussels, crabs, fish, lobsters, and crispy chips. No wonder they're experts—they've been doing it since 1903. 

    44 Mews Rd.
    - 08 - 9335–1911

    Known For

    • Massive aquariums with more than 100 species of marine life
    • Large portions
    • Long lines most lunch hours
  • 7. Gino's Café

    $$ | Coffee

    The original owner, the late Gino Saccone, was so passionate about coffee that he closed his tailor shop to open this cappuccino-strip property with a busy alfresco terrace. Now, the iconic café insists it serves the best coffee in Perth, and let's face it, it's pretty good---plus you can get a bowl of soul-comforting pasta or authentic cannoli.

    1–5 South Terr.
    - 08 - 9336–1464

    Known For

    • Gino's Blend coffee beans, available to take home
    • Handmade pasta
    • Old-school service
  • 8. Joe's Fish Shack

    $$

    This Fremantle restaurant looks like everyone's vision of a run-down, weather-beaten Maine diner. With uninterrupted harbor views, authentic nautical bric-a-brac, and great food, you can't go wrong. Recommendations include the salt-and-pepper squid, stuffed tiger prawns, and chili mussels. An outdoor section with umbrella-covered tables serves "Joe's to Go" takeaway food from a smaller, fish-and-chip-style menu.

    42 Mews Rd.
    - 08 - 9336–7161

    Known For

    • Popular local spot
    • Harbor views
    • Steamed WA crayfish
  • 9. Mother Fremantle

    $$ | Vegan

    A large, open space, exposed brick, timber beams, high ceilings, and funky booth seating give way to a warehouse feel at this plant-based, dairy-free, gluten-free, refined-sugar-free, vegetarian, and vegan eatery. If you commonly say yes to meals like pumpkin mash, ramen noodles, and coconut curry and no to bottled water, plastic straws, and excess waste, then you'll surely love this bohemian-vibe restaurant.

    181 High St.
    - 08 - 9433–4647

    Known For

    • Amazing raw peanut butter
    • Preservative-free organic wines
    • Sustainable living practices

    Restaurant Details

    Rate Includes: Closed Mon. and Tues. No dinner Sun.
  • 10. Ootong & Lincoln

    $ | Coffee

    You'll recognize this place by its giant, multicolor zebra mural on the external wall, which was commissioned by a local artist. Inside, take a seat at one of the colorful communal tables that are surrounded by dividers made from plumbing pipes and then enjoy classic and healthy café eats like Bircher muesli, free-range eggs, burgers, or Ootong & Lincoln's ever-popular coffee-and-cake special.

    258 South Terr.
    - 08 - 9335–6109

    Known For

    • Made-from-scratch meals
    • Potato cake, served with poached eggs and hollandaise
    • Smushed avocado on quinoa or linseed toast (an Aussie favorite)
  • 11. The Essex

    $$$
    Closed Permanently

    This 1886 cottage, unobtrusively situated on a quiet street away from the crowds, is one of the best places for upscale dining in Western Australia. Its elegant, candle-lighted dining room is decorated with thick carpets and antiques.The fresh local seafood is excellent. Head chef Noel Friend offers an extensive menu, including Essex fish and mussel chowder, blue manna crab cakes, and saffron king prawns. The fillet rossini wrapped in proscuitto, with a rich duck liver pate and a cabernet jus is something to look out for, while surf and turf with Harvey fillet and Pemberton Marron is definitely a keeper. Portions are generous and the extensive wine list includes some of Australia's best vintages.

    20 Essex St.
    - 08 - 9335–5725

    Restaurant Details

    Rate Includes: Closed for lunch on Mon., Tues., and Sat., Credit cards accepted
  • 12. Wild Poppy

    $$ | Coffee
    Closed Permanently

    Sitting on the corner of bohemian Wray Avenue, Wild Poppy fits right in with its granny-chic patchwork upholstered lounges, crocheted cushions, mismatched crockery, and vintage paintings. Twists on the norm are what the South African owner-operators do best, blending their own culture with global flavors. The fried chilli and masala eggs are a firm favorite, as is the black Thai rice pudding paired with a banana fritter. Sweet tooths will adore the Belgian waffle with salted caramel and ice cream while meat-lovers can opt for the Boerewors sausage. They also do standard options for those feeling less adventurous, but why be bland? Especially when everything is made from scratch in-house, using organic and free range ingredients, catering for gluten and dairy free diets. Even the cups and take-away containers are fully compostable.

    2 Wray Ave.
    - 08 - 9430–8555

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