Cafes, Restaurants and Dining in Perth, Western Australia.

Moore & Moore Cafe

46 Henry St, Fremantle
Ph: (08) 9335 8825
www.mooreandmoorecafe.com

Great Coffee and old-world Charm

When I stepped into Moore & Moore Cafe in Fremantle it was reminiscent of being in a café in Tuscany with its old-world rustic charm, a courtyard with limestone walls and wooden tables partly shaded by the leafy trees.  With a relaxed ambience Moore & Moore offers diners the opportunity to enjoy modern Australian cuisine and great coffee at their leisure.

In establishing the cafe three years ago in February 2008, Simon Naber has managed to retain the old-world charm with an eclectic mix of furnishings and antique knick-knacks throughout the building. In fact Moore & Moore has since been awarded a commendation for ‘the change of use for a heritage listed space’. (Originally the building was Moore’s merchant trading warehouse in the 19th century, being restored in 1993).

Moore & Moore should be proud of their coffee, the staff put a lot of time and effort into their making of it, and a good cup of coffee is ensured every time. That was confirmed at my recent visit to Moore & Moore when colleagues and I called in.  The service was slick and the coffee was good – smooth, creamy and nice and hot.

Moore & Moore has also become a popular choice for breakfast served from 7am ’til 12 noon during the week and from 8am til 2.30pm on weekends – ah yes I can still have my sleep in and not miss out on breakfast. There is a display fridge with a selection of wraps, sandwiches and light snacks for lunch as well as a daily specials board for more substantial meals. Or if you wish to tickle your taste buds, a selection of delicious cakes and desserts are available in which to indulge.

You will see quirky table numbers made from antique bike parts adding to the originality and non-conformance of the venue – something a little bit different to set the scene. Another point of interest at the establishment is the art gallery with regular exhibitions.  On the day we were there, an art exhibition was on display and as part of the arts festival, free models posed for local and wannabe artists who could try their hand with charcoal or pastels.

Around 200 people pass through the cafe most days. It’s not surprising that such an upbeat place appeals to people across the board including local workers, professionals, students and travellers. Simon describes the café as an upbeat place that appeals to people across the board including local workers, professionals, students and travelers.

As well as the main cafe, courtyard and gallery downstairs, there are additional rooms upstairs ideal for seminars or corporate functions. Moore & Moore also cater for cocktail parties, sit down dinners and weddings with a capacity for seating up to 150 in the large gallery area.

Adding to the ambience is live music on Wednesdays, Thursdays and most Sundays. Value for money, Moore & Moore is open daily from 7am til 4pm and available for booked set functions in the evening.

When it was time to go, stepping outside was a jolt back to reality, but with the cafe’s relaxed atmosphere, charm and well priced menu, I’ll definitely be back – I’ll bet when you try it you will be back for more too.

Moore & Moore has been featured in the Masters of Menu Recipe Book – for more information please click here.

By Ingrid Rickersey

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