My visit to Fremantle came and went so quickly! I spent my three days there catching up with family and friends and as always, eating great food.
My good buddy Jo recently moved from Brisbane to Bunbury, south of Perth, to work on a DIY project. My visit happened to coincide with her birthday so I was stoked to be able to take her out for lunch, we had a lovely catch up, swapping news and talking about our upcoming plans. We went to an awesome vegan café in Fremantle called The Juicy Beetroot. Quietly tucked away down a side alley, it would be easy to miss this little gem of a café. I thoroughly enjoyed my bowl of warm spiced cauliflower, brown rice and fresh salads, with green juice chaser. Jo also showed me where to find The Raw Kitchen, a very popular raw food café with the likes of raw pizza and zucchini pasta on the menu.
The next day Sue took me to another raw food café in Freo called Heaven. This quirky café is located in the middle of a community garden and hums with ramshackle character. Run by well-known raw foodie Karen Batrz (author of Raw Food Reawakening) the café served some wonderful juices, smoothies, raw food dishes and an impressive selection of raw desserts. I tried the slightly warmed chia seed porridge with fresh mango, strawberries and almond milk, an absolute delight. Karen runs raw food workshops and raw chef and instructor training courses through her website Teach the World Raw
Sue and I met in Ubud at a raw food event so it was really lovely to catch up with her again. A passionate raw foodie Sue runs a fabulous landscape design business called Wild About Gardens
The following day I caught the train north of Perth to catch up with old friends from my London days. They took me on a winery tour of the Swan Valley (a tough gig but someone’s gotta do it!). We visited three vineyards, including Harris Organic, one of the only certified organic winery’s in Western Australia. Such a lovely way to spend a day, eating, drinking and catching up with friends – my favourite things in case you haven’t noticed!
Before I knew it I was packing my bags again. Next stop Brisbane and the Gold Coast hinterland.