What better way to brunch than under the warmth of the sun on a lazy Sunday in Perth’s historic port-side town, Fremantle. Gather your friends this weekend and venture off the Freo Cappuccino strip to at some of the town’s charming alfresco dining spots – we’ve put together a list of our favourites below.
Bib and Tucker
Bib & Tucker’s alfresco dining area offers sweeping seaside views and the chance to be close to nature. With a range of healthy and delicious, locally sourced brunches, unique cocktails and latte variations, this venue is perfect for a relaxing weekend feed. Try their breakfast pizza, hot from the oven with a pineapple and burnt orange margarita.
The Orange Box
Not far from Bib & Tucker and right next door to the Fremantle Surf Life Saving Club sits The Orange Box. Featuring an all-day breakfast menu, brunch-lovers will rejoice. Look forward to menu items such as “the best Reuben sandwich”, smashed pumpkin on toast with Margaret River poached eggs and old favourites. Dine in with your pup next to the huge grassed area while basking in the summer breeze.
Dine at Propeller’s unique converted bus garage and sit in the outdoor terrace for a leafy alfresco experience in the heart of North Freo’s village. Specialising in modern Middle Eastern food, Propeller takes fresh Australian produce and creates stunning flavours of the Middle East. Keep an eye out for the toasted gingerbread for brunch on the weekend or try something new like a knafeh French toast.
Moore and Moore
If you have an appreciation for cosy courtyards and all-day brunch menus, don’t look past this Freo classic. Crafted around sustainably grown local produce and seasonal foods, this homestyle menu is designed to make everyone feel satisfied. Australian ingredients like lemon myrtle, WA-sourced meats and even extra virgin oil make appearances on the delicious menu. After your meal, head over to the shared art gallery showcasing emerging artists’ works, with a thoughtful and quiet ambience.
Duck Duck Bruce
Duck Duck Bruce is another worthy corner of Freo that features courtyard dining, healthy all-day brunches and a dog-friendly garden. The café is known for its punny sense of humour, with dish titles ranging from “Aber Jean is not my lover” to “Beauty and the Beet”. Started by three friends over a bottle of tequila, this quirky café’s ethos is much more than just quality ingredients; encouraging the sharing not only of meals, but of good conversation.
Family-run Cos Baby offers a comfortable alfresco dining area overlooking Pakenham Street in Freo – the perfect location for brunch in the sun. Here you can enjoy locally sourced seasonal ingredients, wholesome food and organic coffee, as well as the certainty that most of the packaging used in-house is biodegradable and carbon neutral. Plus, the café has recently been equipped with a unique nitro cold brew tap – a must-try for Perth coffee lovers.