Bread In Common, 43 Pakenham Street, Fremantle WA 6160, Phone 9336 1032.
Small Plates … Always up for a place that serves small plates of delicious food. And, Bread in Common is one of those places. We were reminiscing about our childhood and decided catching the train to Fremantle would be a great way to do “brunch” in the Old Port Town.
This is a busy restaurant, with lots of bustle but we were greeted and seated before we knew what hit us. There is a lot to choose from on the menu. I was a little disappointed that just about every small plate had some sort of red meat. The problem was resolved easily by our waitperson. A replacement of vegetables in lieu of meat was arranged. Great bread, great food in general. It’s a place that makes you want to return. Not next week but later on that day for dinner.
History: For the past decade a Swiss baker named Gotthard Bauer has been baking unique bread at Yallingup, Western Australia. Restaurateur Nic Trimboli saw the need for a joint venture with Bauer and thus Bread in Common was born. Both men can see the emotional heart of great baking and traditional hardware transplanted into Freo’s urban jungle. And, that is what they did, there are two huge wood fired ovens. Not stand alone ovens but ones that are built into the structure of the building.
Built in 1898, the Bread in Common building has been Heritage Listed. Mainly because of the positive contribution it makes to a largely intact precinct of mainly Federation period buildings. It also has significance because of the reconstruction of the west end. Which happened during the Gold Boom in Western Australia in the inter war period. I love Fremantle and it’s great to think that the Old Port Town will be preserved in part.