Words: Thulasie Manoharan
DI BELLA COFFEE ROASTING WAREHOUSE
(312 South Terrace, South Fremantle, WA 6162)
This place once a run-down service station now boasts as an artisan café. The café being one of my personal favorites never ceases to amaze me no matter how many times I’ve been there. This refurbished building space houses a fair amount of people inside the café and on its gracious decking. So ideal for a lazy Sunday morning breakfast, it’s every coffee experimenters’ dream and the staff most definitely know their stuff. What’s even better??? The café lets you rent a bike for a day, for $20 to venture around the enigmatic streets of Fremantle. This café definitely spells PERECT!
P.S. the iced chocolate is a total must-try.
BODHI TREE CAFÉ
(1/416-418 Oxford Street, Mount Hawthorn, WA 6016)
This café bookstore is the epitome of calm. Some even say it’s the best medicine after a long tiring day. Its vibrant yet comforting effect is sure to leave anyone who visits enthralled. The Bodhi Tree boasts of exotic charm and friendly service. If anything, one will surely be charmed by the homely feel this café exudes. Once you are in, you would think twice to leave. What makes this place even better is the books, giving it an aged old feel of wisdom and serenity.
(1st Floor, 618 Hay Street Perth, WA 6000)
Sometimes life can be a little too in your face and it is in times like these, the escapist within us soars wild. That is why you need the Moana Café. This little balcony café located in the heart of the city, not only serves an exotic blend of beverages, but also creates a serene space where one can escape to. If you ask me this café is one of those jewels you would like to keep a secret and just retreat to from time to time.
(William Street, Northbridge, WA 6003)
This little café, located in Northbridge is a place sworn by all hipsters. Its low lights and dark atmosphere creates the ideal ambiance for long conversations or to simply bask in one’s own thoughts. What’s even better, the service here is really great and to add to that the coffee will always bring you back for more.
ELIXIR COFFEE SPECIALISTS
(145 Stirling Highway, Ord Street, Nedlands, WA 6009)
The name says it all!!! This place is getting the approval of all coffee aficionados. Oozing with caffeine magic some even claim that the coffee has healing abilities. Anybody who has had a cup of coffee by the Specialists, is sure to fall into a deep spiraling coffee addiction. To add to this, the minimal chic design of the café is easy on the eye and every inch boasts sophistication. FLAWLESS is what this place is!
(29-31 Market Street, Fremantle, WA 6160)
Well this place is most definitely not a café but I believe it would be a sin to leave it out. Housing some of the finest coffee beans, this humble grocery store tucked away in the ever fascinating Fremantle might just remind you the traditional way coffee is enjoyed. This is hands down one of my favorite places, the store itself looks like a mini adventure. If you are a sucker for traditional hard labor then this is the place for you. It only makes drinking coffee that much more worthy.