When you’ve got a hankering for a delicious breakfast, look no further than Fremantle. Our fabulous port city has it all—uber cool brekky spots, vegetarian cafes, juice bars and coffee shops.
Some of these places are new to the scene and some are tried and true Freo brekky spots that have kept us well fed and caffeinated for years.
Here are 25 Fremantle cafes you should have had breakfast at.
Moore & Moore Cafe
Housed in the heritage Moores building on Henry Street in Fremantle, Moore & Moore Cafe serve delicious, feel-good breakfasts with options to suit vegetarians, vegans and anyone who likes to treat their body with loving kindness. We like the grilled gouda and parmesan potato cake with poached eggs and cahsew and sundried tomato pesto.
If you like to take the reigns when it comes to breakfast, Little Lefroy’s is for you. This cool little cafe in South Freo lets you design your own brekky with add-ons spanning from avocado and salsa verde to Cumberland sausage and salmon gravlax. If you’d prefer to pick something off the menu, you’ll be equally as happy. We LOVE the BAES brioche—free range belly bacon, avo, egg, spinach and sweet tomato and chilli relish.
Ootong & Lincoln
With laid back and retro vibes galore, Ootong & Lincoln serve up some of the best pancakes in Perth—chai chocolate pancakes to be exact. These bad boys are served with sour cherry, cream and chocolate soil. If you’re not into sweet things for breakfast (what is wrong with you?) the smoked salmon, beetroot and halloumi rosti is also delish.
While this Freo cafe may be hard to pronounce, the menu and views at this North Freo newbie are spot-on! Expect to see all the regular brekky classics with a twist, like espresso French toast, eggs benny with sriracha spiked hollandaise and huevos rancheros. If you’re looking to sweeten things up, order a serve of Cafe Isthmus’ Madeleines—baked to order, these beauties are served with lemon curd and sour cream.
Rabbit In The Moon
Breakfast? Check! Coffee? Check! River views? Check! Lovely light-filled Freo cafe? Check! Enjoy your next breakfast at Rabbit In The Moon in North Fremantle, you wont regret it.
May Street Larder
Home of the infamous Coco Whip and the younger sibling of Bib & Tucker, Perth cafe May Street Larder has injected new cool into the growing East Fremantle dining scene. Offering an epic breakfast menu (think smoked beef brisket hash, Cocowhip breakfast bowl and breakfast burritos), May Street Larder's philosophy centres around seasonal foods and the best produce WA has to offer.
Port City Roasters
If you’re all about the bean at breakfast time let Port City Roasters in South Freo wake you up with their brew of Di Bella coffee beans which are roasted on site. Breakfast-wise, the eggs benny chan is deeeeelish!
How does smashed avocado, lime, mint, tomato, toasted black quinoa and goats milk feta on sourdough sound for breakfast? Well, that’s what you can get at The Attic in Fremantle. Grab a seat on the upper level or join one of the big communal tables—this place does breakfast right!
Bib & Tucker
If you’ve never been to Bib & Tucker in North Freo, you best get there quick smart for breakfast. Take in the view, as you enjoy the white peach and yoghurt panna cotta or the breakfast pizza. If you’re going with a group, the shared breakfast set menu is a super tasty and affordable option!
Leake Street Cafeteria
If your idea of breakfast is a strong coffee, head to Leake Street Cafeteria. Owned by ‘that crumpet guy’, Wade Drummond, this little coffee shop makes an awesome brew. And hey, you might even be lucky enough to nab a crumpet.
Once an old bus garage, North Fremantle cafe Propeller has been transformed into one of the most colourful and vibrant eateries going around. Order the baked eggs with eggplant, potato, zucchini and chickpeas and wash it down with a Virgin Mary!
Chalky's Espresso Bar
Chalky’s Espresso Bar in Fremantle’s West End sums up what makes our port city so special—heritage buildings, great coffee and some killer people watching. Our picks of the menu have to be The Hock—poached eggs, master stock braised pork hock, potato gratin with house made hollandaise—and the blueberry pancakes with lemon whipped cream, macerated berries and maple syrup. Yum!
If you’re ever entered into a witness protection program, rest assured, you’ll always be able to hang out at Canvas Cafe sans-disguise. Tucked into the Freo Arts Centre, the star of the menu at Canvas is the Red Shakshuka—two eggs poached in a 16-hour tomato sauce and served with fresh herbs, marinated olives, herbed butter and bread.
Two Rubens Espresso
For a change of pace, Two Rubens Espresso on Essex Street in Fremantle is the place to go. The cute and rustic cafe serves up a mean eggs benny, but we’re quite partial to the house baked beans and chorizo on toast served with two poached eggs.
Pop into Il Cibo for brekky on the run. Their takeaway frittatas, muffins and banana bread will keep you going until mid-morning snack time. Don’t forget to grab a coffee!
While hip and homely cafe 9 Seeds is off the beaten track, it’s definitely worth navigating through the back streets of Fremantle to find it, the brekkies are bang on! Order anything and you’ll be off to a good start.
Manna Wholefoods And Cafe
Health freaks rejoice—Manna Wholefoods and Cafe is your new go-to. Go for a healthy brekky, buy your organic produce on the way out and feel smug all day long.
Bread In Common
If you’re a fan of eating bread for breakfast, look no further than Bread In Common. It’s no surprise this Fremantle fave is still so popular with their creative menu, stunning warehouse interior, buzzy atmosphere, friendly staff and the best tasting bread ever.
Heaven Raw Cafe
Freo’s Heaven Raw Cafe have got brekky covered for all the vegetarians and vegans out there. Plonked inside the FERN Community Garden, sidle up to a bench and enjoy breakfast as the chickens roam free. Bonus! You can bring your kids (the furry ones too)!
Duck Duck Bruce
Kermit the frog may have declared it is not easy being green, but we’d have to disagree if you’re shovelling Duck Duck Bruce’s version of smashed avo topped with rubies of pomegranate into your gob. Their “it’s not easy being green” brekky is just one of the many delicious items on their menu that we can’t wait to make our way through.
Hush Specialty Coffee
Coffee with a mango and coconut muffin fresh out of the oven anyone? Breakfast is sorted thanks to Hush Specialty Coffee!
The Cool Room
Five words. The Cool Room’s halloumi bruschetta. Poached eggs with halloumi, avocado, beetroot relish and greens. Well…actually…14 words.
The Mantle Harvester
Inside everyone's favourite shared space, The Mantle Harvester is dishing out jerk fried chicken waffles, whisky cured ocean trout bagels and healthier options like the health in a bowl—brown rice, quinoa, pickles, edamame, nuts, seeds and an egg—and some yummy granola!
Alder & Co
Last, but definitely not least, Alder & Co is one of our favourite Fremantle breakfast spots. The slow roasted basil tomatoes with poached eggs is our go-to dish.
Cos Baby Freo
Sitting pretty on Pakenham Street, Cos Baby Freo is dishing out all sorts of healthy eats. Think raw slices, fresh juices, colourful salads and tasty breakfasts that you can grab to go, all alongside coffee from Leftfield Coffee Roasters.
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Cafe Isthmus | Image credit: Nancy Hanna