Cicerello’s Seafood Restaurant Review

Cicerello’s, Fremantle

The best fish and chips in Perth? This is what they claim, but there is nothing to confirm such assertions. It has been around since 1903, and it has a good location, and is popular (with tourists?), so it can do what it likes, including charging $2.80 for a dim sim. The food is average. The highlight of any visit is the aquarium – you can’t miss it. There are also some great fish tanks in the toilets. There are several other fish and chip places nearby which may be worth checking out if the food is your only reason for visiting here. The ice cream is also overpriced.

Other Things You Should Know

  • I am glad to see that it has joined the 21st century and now accepts credit cards.
  • On a fine day make sure you site outside

Location & Contact

Fremantle Arts Centre Cafe Review

Fremantle Arts Centre Cafe, Fremantle

What a surprise find! At the last minute we were looking for a place to have lunch in Fremantle, and came across this interesting cafe located in the Fremantle Arts Centre. The cafe is hidden away in the corner of the large building. We sat in the shady courtyard, but there are also tables along the side of the building and inside if the weather is not great.

It was an interesting menu with obvious Spanish influences. My partner decided on the Spanish Coleslaw with chicken breast added, which I also went with chicken with the chicken burger. The burger was very generous with a tangy salsa, and lovely fries too. The side salad was very similar to the delicious Spanish Coleslaw on my partner’s plate. We even had the chef/cook come out and ask us if we enjoyed his dishes – he was very proud of his creations and he should be too.

Make sure you take the time to explore the Arts Centre, which is a magnificent old building (it was once the Lunatic Asylum) and always has some exhibitions and has a few artists in residence.

Other Things You Should Know

  • open 8.30am–4pm, 7 days
  • Kitchen closes at 2pm every day
  • takes Entertainment Book discount
  • Fremantle CAT bus goes right past the centre

Location & Contact

  • address: 1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle Western Australia.
  • phone: (08) 9432 9562
  • web: www.fac.org.au

Zephyrs Cafe and Kiosk Review

Zephyrs Cafe & Kiosk, East Fremantle, WA

Go for the view not the service. The Zephyrs Cafe is located on the Swan River in East Fremantle, providing great river views while you enjoy your meal. It has been open since September 2004. It is a casual family place to eat, and you can bring your kids to play on the adjacent playground while you enjoy a coffee or small meal. When we visited it was busy and the service was not very friendly, but the coffee was OK and the location made up for it.

Other Things You Should Know

  • you cannot reserve tables
  • open 8am – 5pm everyday
  • Opposite the Leeuwin Barracks, on the Swan River

Location & Contact

  • address: 61 Riverside Rd, East Fremantle, Western Australia
  • phone: (08) 9438 2800
  • web:  www.zephyrcafe.com.au