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CARRIAGE CAFE, Fremantle:

“We’re big lovers of home made” says Jenny who owns the shop with brother Chris. Sourcing all produce locally, The Carriage Cafe supports other Fremantle businesses.

“The carriage” was lodged in the Esplanade Park in Fremantle in 1970, and has remained a “goodie” with “old charm”. It’s something you don’t see anymore. And if you see it, you often don’t get to enjoy it.

That’s why The Carriage Cafe is such a rarity.

And while the world hurries past in a whirlwind of sights and sounds, competing for attention with their impatient demands, and where men and women seem to spend their lives doing what they hate, “the carriage”, with its endless patience, sits back in peace, responding only to quietude and humility.

Having a coffee here, or a bite to eat, offers a chance for time out. In the middle of the Esplanade park, under the majestic pine trees, the hustle and bustle of Fremantle can’t get to you. Sip a coffee, read the paper and watch the world go by from the carriage’s timber decking. Here, you’re untouchable. (You might even get an unexplained urge to shout “suckers” to passer-byers but it is not recommended!)

The Carriage Cafe is famous for it’s humble, railwayesque setting where modern surrender to old fashion charm.

As far as food goes, the gourmet burgers, beef or chicken schnitzel, with Turkish bread and home made habanero sauce stand out in a league of their own. “We’re big lovers of home made” says Jenny who owns the shop with brother Chris. Sourcing all produce locally, The Carriage Cafe supports other Fremantle businesses. Another famous Carriage speciality is ‘Kel’s big brekky’, named after the previous long standing owner Kel Smith, and comes with a generous serve of sausages, mushrooms and tomato with toast.

If you crave some well-deserved time out, make your way to the Esplanade Park and The Carriage Cafe. Kids or no kids, you’ll be able to peace out.

Open 7.30am to 4.30am every day.

The Carriage Cafe
The Esplanade, Fremantle
Phone 9335 3645

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