Restaurants

  • This charming 50-seater trades in retro Aussie-style pizzas, Italian small plates and a tight drinks list packed with value and deliciousness. Plus, a regional American style of pizza with limited servings per day.

  • A Mauritian-Chinese dumpling kitchen from Masterchef alumnus Brendan Pang, set in an Airstream.

  • Wagyu bresaola, handmade pasta, lo-fi wines and the "Freo doctor" make a charming combo at this wine bar, which is from the team behind No Mafia and Balthazar.

  • The compact, thoughtful menu features Balinese dishes and drinks the owners grew up with, as well as a handful of Indonesian comfort classics that might include a sweet black rice pudding, fried chicken with a fiery salad, and mackerel dumplings.

  • The third location in this popular arcade-bar chain employs the same winning formula: vintage arcade games, NY-style pizza and easy-going cocktails. But this spot also has an outdoor courtyard, unlike its predeccessors.

  • Italian food isn’t hard to find in Fremantle, but you might miss one of its tastiest touchstones if you don’t know where to look. This fourth-generation, family-run restaurant serves piping hot plates of spaghetti and nostalgia.

  • A world-class chef cooking with fire.

  • This is one of Freo's best-loved spots. Now, after a makeover, it's looking better than ever. The food here is a cut above your average fish’n’chip joint. Choose from different fish fillets at the fry section. Or wander over to the whole-seafood for some sardines and king prawns. Then there's raw and grilled seafood, plus a killer fish burger. It's all backed up by a big wine list and a good roster of bottled cocktails.

  • This Perth burger favourite has put down permanent roots in the port city and added lunch service and booze, including a stiff maple-pecan-bourbon milkshake, and a house brew with Rocky Ridge Brewing Co.

  • Modern Australian by the beach.

  • A modern Asian diner serving dumplings, beef tataki, whole-fried baby snapper and satay pork ribs.

Cafes

  • This pitch-perfect homage to Japanese kissatens (coffee shops) serves homely curries, soups, hotpot and okonomiyaki, plus matcha cheesecakes, hojicha crème caramels, and – best of all – Japanese-style breakfasts.

  • This buzzing chicken shop – from the founder of Short Order Burger Co – offers chicken tenders for both meat-eaters and vegans. Come early for the signature chicken skin sandwich – it sells out fast.

  • This airy sandwich spot in an 1890s heritage-listed space does cool remixes of classic sandwiches including conti rolls, chicken-schnitty subs and an ode to the Sausage McMuffin.

  • An all-Italian coffee roaster named after the most venerated of beans.

  • This gallery’s cafe is a destination in itself.

  • An expansive bakery and all-day eatery from the team behind Little Creatures.

  • Introducing Eamon Sullivan's friendly neighbourhood cafe.

  • From Perth to Melbourne and back.

  • No grumpy baristas allowed.

  • An all-day bar and diner that genuinely cares about your allergies and intolerances.

  • An airy cafe serving Five Senses coffee and lots of takeaway options.

  • Don’t believe the name: this retro cafe is as unpretentious as they come.

Bars

  • Soak up this restored cottage’s old-world splendour, then dive into an extensive wine list and high-flavour snacking including pies, tasty-things-on-bread and monkfish “under a fur coat”.

  • A luxe neighbourhood bar with inventive cocktails.

  • A reliable bet for sipping and snacking after sundown in Fremantle. Here you’ll find slick decor, a solid tapas-style menu, and a weighty cocktail and spirits list.

  • With lo-fi wines, small bites, DJs and local wines, this bar is the backdrop for an effortlessly cool, distinctly Fremantle afternoon.

  • It doesn’t get more waterfront than this. Nab a perch in this beautiful 120-person space and enjoy sharp cocktails, comforting Mediterranean cooking and vistas of the Swan River.

  • The WA brewery’s first venue in the state is set within the iconic A Shed on the Walyalup waterfront. Stop in for brewery exclusives, rotating guest taps and a coastal-inspired menu of lobster rolls, swordfish schnitzel and grilled-kingfish tacos.

  • At this ambitious urban distillery, you'll find house-made spirits (including many grape-based spirits made with WA fruit) and pre-batched cocktails. You can pair every glass with something from their sophisticated share plate menu, which might include beef tartare, crumbed lion’s mane mushroom or woodfired meats.

  • A Fremantle institution with a long history of live music.

  • WA’s most successful brewery is a top spot for a beer and pizza on the waterfront.

  • One of Perth’s original craft-beer strongholds.

  • Throughout its long history, this historic pub has been many things. These days, it’s as low-key as a local should be.

Shops

  • This converted warehouse is now home to a handful of small businesses, including a cafe, co-working space, artist studio, skincare brand, risograph printer, pottery studio and plant store.

  • Prepare yourself for outlandish flavours such as rosemary and olive oil; and chicken-salt fries and white chocolate (that’s one flavour).

  • Sourdough devotees, assemble.

  • Good luck leaving this furniture and homewares store empty-handed.

  • Perth’s best collection of spices, grains, nuts and other pantry essentials.

  • Vinyl, CDs and instruments sold by music insiders.

  • Beautiful homewares designed by creative minds.

  • Hyper-local shopping at its finest.

  • All the design your heart desires.

  • An independent bottle shop with a long history in the drinks game.