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View of the waterfront from Cicerellos

I think Freo is technically a city apart from Perth, but it's on the train line and only takes about a half hour to get to from the CBD.

Lonely planet describes it as:

"Creative, relaxed, open-minded, Freo makes a cosy home for its myriad painters, writers and musicians and those who love to be around them. And there’s more than the friendly atmosphere to enjoy here • Freo’s home to some fantastic museums, historic buildings, galleries, pubs and cafés. At night on weekends, kids from the suburbs move in to party and cruise the main drag, mixing it with the city’s hippies, ferals and freaks. It’s a scene that’s a must-see."

I call it a place to shop on Sundays.

The city of Perth only allows shopping in the CBD, Freo and random stores throughout the city.

Looking into the shopping area
I have yet to be able to figure out what attributes a store must have to be able to open on Sunday.  I understand allowing the small stores to open but larger stores such as Bunnings (like a Canadian Tire or Home Depot) is allowed to be open.

Anywho, I digress.

Freo is a small town located next to Perth / part of Perth, not sure. There are several restaurants along the waterfront, Little Creatures being one which has some of the best looking pizza I've seen since arriving in the city and oh yeah, lots and lots of beer. It's a popular place for a 'Sunday Sesh', which basically means an afternoon (and evening if you're up for it) of drinking at local establishments on a Sunday (preferably outside in the sun if possible).

After walking past the shops lining the main shopping street, after an intersection, the shops turn into mostly restaurants and cafes, with mandatory stops at at least one gelato store when it's hot out. mmmmmmmm gelato. Also there's a huge farmers market filled with everything from tacky souvenirs, to fantastic photos of nearby locations to random "as seen on tv and you don't really need" products. One the other side of the ginormous indoor market is a section of lots and lots of fruits an vegetables.

I have to say, I'm a huge fan of Freo, although I've only been there twice. It's a great place to go to on a Sunday afternoon and it's only a short drive or train ride from the city!

Horus380 says:
I love Freo, my best friend and I love going there to eat some mussels as they are the best :)
Posted on: Jan 15, 2009
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Looking into the shopping area
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