The Attic was one of the first cafes to take a chance on Fremantle’s once-gritty West End in 2011. Owners Jessica Sibson and Conrad Priestley knew they could offer something different from the same-same venues slung around on the strip.
Priestley, a self-taught chef, controls the small all-day menu. It changes seasonally but the popular green-chilli eggs are a staple. That’s creamy scrambled eggs mixed with chilli, sliced bacon, spring onion and herbs, served on sourdough.
The rest of the menu balances sweet and savoury with plenty of vegetarian options. There’s also a selection of beautiful house-made cakes for those after something in between meals.
Lunchtime sees the counter filled with salads, fritters and wraps. These change daily and favour the take-away crowd.
Sibson’s tea company, Chai Baba, supplies loose-leaf tea to the cafe, and Twin Peaks supplies the coffee beans.
The building looks like it’s from the convict era, but it was actually designed by contemporary architect Brian Klopper. Recycled brick and iron feature throughout, with a stained-glass porthole window showing off Freo’s famous Norfolk Pines.