Little Lefroy's | Image credit: Louise Coghill
Spring has well and truly arrived in Perth and with the weather warming up there are no excuses for staying in this weekend. It doesn’t matter if you’re heading out for breakfast, lunch or dinner, we’ve got one delicious weekend planned for you. From spicy curries, to delish hotdogs, bangin’ brews and drool-worthy burgers, these cafes and restaurant are all guaranteed to turn your weekend from drab to fab.
Here are five South Fremantle cafes and restaurants to add to your weekend hit list. Enjoy!
From the Cornish farmlands, to the Scottish Highlands, and the furthest tip of Sicily, to the French Alps (where they ran a ski chalet), Little Lefroy’s owners Cat and Dave lived the foodie dream before returning to Fremantle to open up this gorgeous buzzy cafe. With a focus on sustainability, Dave built all of the tables from recycled pallets; while the bar was built from an old bridge, the bar top from an old pool table, and the lights from recycled wine bottles—ensuring their environmental footprint was as small as possible. Onya guys! On the foodie side of things, the crew here serve up exceptional coffee and delicious brekky and lunch fare like banana bread with maple butter and caramelized banana, shakshuka, and a bangin’ steak sanga. The extensive menu also has a number of dairy and gluten-free items so it’s pretty much the perfect spot for everyone. Heads up: dinner is available here Thursday to Saturday. One of our South Freo faves!
Fremantle Indian restaurant Copper Chimney hits all the right marks for an awesome night out—delicious food, great service and super cool surroundings. Co-owner and chef Elance Fernando worked at Mela, Nine Mary’s and Chutney Mary’s before starting the family-run Copper Chimney which now has a cult following of loyal fans who go ga-ga for their famous curries and onion bhaji’s, among the multitude of other tasty dishes. The folks here also brew Indian filter coffee, as well as really good masala and chai. Definitely one of our South Freo faves and one of Perth’s Best Indian Restaurants.
Run Amuk Hotdogs
Hot diggity dog! Those of you yet to experience the amazingness that is Run Amuk Hotdogs should get yo' selves to this South Freo hot spot ASAP. The bratwursts here are made with meat sourced from WA farmers—meaning they’re free from gluten, artificial colours, flavours and preservatives…and meaning they’re dang tasty! The star on the mighty fine looking Run Amuk menu has got to be The Punk, which comes with a bratwurst, crispy bacon, lightly caramelised onions, aged cheddar and American-style mustard, tomato sauce and smoky BBQ sauce—ermagaaawd. Top tip: hit the beach first to work up an appetite!
Missy Moo’s Gourmet Burger Bar
The friendly crew at South Freo burger joint, Missy Moos Gourmet Burger Bar, promise good times and great burgers and they ain’t wrong! They also know a few things about nursery rhymes, having named all of their burgers after them. We think The Cow Jumped Over The Moon (a premium WA lean beef pattie, blue cheese, crispy prosciutto, baby spinach, aioli and Margaret River tomato relish) is the best of a very good bunch, but we suggest you save a bit of room for the epic milkshakes, fries and onion rings too! It’s no wonder these guys made our list of Perth’s best burgers.
Ootong & Lincoln
One of the most popular South Freo haunts, super cool cafe Ootong & Lincoln is quintessentially Freo—flooded with natural light, decorated with an eclectic mix of draped light globes, old-school antiques and 50s style diner chairs, and oozing with laid-back and quirky vibes. The exterior wall of Ootong & Lincoln must be one of the most photographed walls in Perth but if you make it inside, you’ll be treated to some seriously top quality brekky and lunch nosh, all sourced locally and made onsite (right down to preserving their own jams and roasting the chicken that’s in their delicious sangas!) The coffee from Perth-based Crema is spot on and those on the run can grab something delicious from the huge display case. A Freo stalwart and one of the best South Fremantle cafes, we suggest you get down to Ootong & Lincoln stat.
Want more Freo goodness? Check out 14 Fremantle Restaurants and Cafes You Need To Visit!