Meet North Fremantles Brightest New Edition28 Dec 2017
Situated only steps away from the white sands of Leighton Beach, The Orange Box is North Fremantle's newest coastal cafe and local community hub. At first glance, this bright orange kiosk resembles a giant shipping container, but a closer look reveals a vibrant meeting place where you can grab your morning coffee, join in on a yoga class or hire a stand up paddleboard. Perfect for a post-beach pick me up, you'll often find North Freo's laid back locals sipping a latte in the colourful deck chairs or laid out on picnic rugs soaking up the winter rays.
Popular for a relaxed weekend breakfast, here you can pore over an all-day menu of free range eggs on toast, healthy burgers, fresh pastries and smoothies. They even have the little ones sorted with a dedicated kids menu. The focus is on fresh, quality and locally-sourced produce that promotes an ethos of a socially responsible and ethical way of living.
Owner Trevor Whyte is a keen paraglider and kite surfer who opted for a sea change after a steady 35 years in the hospitality industry - the majority of which were spent in fine dining venues - and had a vision to open a relaxed coastal cafe, that would quickly become a social destination for locals and beach goers alike. We had a quick chat to Trevor about the inspiration behind North Freo's brightest new addition.
What inspired you to open The Orange Box?
For the chance to create a unique beachside venue and community hub.
Why did you choose Leighton Beach as the location?
For the family friendly atmosphere, and the year-round surfing and kitesurfing.
What are your most popular menu items?
The breakfast menu, and the coffee.
What is your favourite menu item?
Definitely the Shakshuka.
How would you describe North Fremantle in 3 words?
Vibrant but relaxed.
What's your ideal way to spend a day in Perth?
Kite surfing along the coast.
The Orange Box is open 7 days a week from 7am to 3pm.
You'll find it on Leighton Beach Boulevard in North Fremantle, WA.
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