If there’s warm sunshine on a Sunday in Fremantle, I can guarantee you that South Terrace will be swarming with bike riders and dog walkers heading to and fro from South Beach. Chuck in some grumbling tummies that are ready for a decent breakfast, and Fremantle comes alive on weekend mornings.
Don’t be disheartened by the packed streets and paths, you’ll always find a place to eat. The beauty about South Terrace is that there are so many options to dine at. While I told my boyfriend, Kyal, that we would just decide on a place to eat when we got there, I secretly had my heart set on Little Lefroy’s and their Shakshuka — it’s just too good. The first time I’d ever had this Middle-Eastern dish was at Little Lefroy’s, and I immediately feel in love. It had everything I loved in one dish: baked egg, spiced tomato sauce, chorizo, smoked eggplant and hummus.
Trying to keep up my coffee detox, I settled with a watermelon, apple and strawberry cold pressed juice while Kyal opted for a banana smoothie. Having my heart set on Shakshuka I flicked through the menu to help Kyal out. Usually he sticks with anything that resembles your traditional big brekky, although lately he’s been keen for focaccia or turkish bread breakfasts. This time around, he ended up with ‘The Hornbag’ — a toasted focaccia sandwich with belly bacon, fried eggs, tomato, rocket, aioli and relish.
We were happily surprised when our meals arrived, as we were told it’d be a 25 minute wait for food. I drooled over the spices that erupted and dove into the meal, not caring that it was fresh out of the oven and burning my mouth. It was as flavoursome as I remember it being. What I really enjoyed about the meal was its variety of textures. You can dip in the sourdough bread, scoop up some baked egg and hummus, or just enjoy the chorizo, eggplant and seasoned sauce.
Just based off this sensational dish – which you hardly find anywhere else – keeps me going back for more. Sometimes that’s all you need. Forget about the over the top super shakes and Instagram-worthy presentations. A decent, flavoursome and unique meal isn’t only going to attract new customers, it’s going to keep them coming back.