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Published April 11th 2016
Simply the best
I'd passed this colourful little café on William Street in Fremantle many times before and never ventured in. Then one day as I was strolling by, I felt like a coffee and spotted their special offer – coffee and a muffin for $5. Not one to miss a bargain, I went in and got to experience the Parlapa hospitality.
Parlapa is a colourful little café on William Street
There was a big choice of muffins and I selected one with mixed berries. It arrived warmed with butter and tasted delicious. The coffee was also very good and cheaper than most places in Fremantle. There is no extra charge for decaf coffee, soy milk or hilo milk. The staff are very friendly and you get the impression that nothing is too much trouble for them.
Relax with a coffee and watch the world go by at Parlapa
Besides serving great coffee, Parlapa has breakfast and lunch menus. Although there is not a huge choice, there are additional special dishes every day – all authentic Italian fare at reasonable prices. Breakfast prices start at $7.80 for eggs on toast. For lunch, pasta dishes start from $13 and soups from $8, and if you fancy a glass of wine with your lunch you can BYO for only $2 per person corkage. The full menu is available on their website.
Why not stay for lunch at Parlapa
Although I didn't get to try a main meal this visit, the food looked delicious and I will be back to sample it at a later date. The inside of the café is comfortable and relaxed with newspapers available to read. The décor is rather quirky, with lots of pictures on the walls and big tiled area full of patrons' comments (all good) about the café.
In case you're wondering where the name 'Parlapa' comes from, I found the answer on their website. In Turin and Piedmont, the north western region of Italy where the owners come from, when you taste really fresh, good food you say "Parlapa!"