little creatures brewery
by Mei Leong
We always see something weird and wonderful at Little Creatures. Last time, it was a waiter that looked like a pirate. (Seriously.) (We had a hard time figuring out if he was an employee or plain weirdo.) He stuck out. And for Freo that is saying something. This time, the caped crusaders Batman and Wonderwoman were doing the rounds.
At least it keeps things interesting, while the food arrives. Meanwhile, whether you are a local or a tourist, downing a light beer is a mandatory, pleasurable activity in Little Creatures.
Creature’s buckets of frites leave the kitchen like hotcakes. They aren’t the best frites, maybe a little soggy at times but they very more-ish with the aioli (and especially the beer). Before we know it we are down to the bottom of the bucket, fishing for the last crispy bits to scrape away the last of the dip.
Our half dozen of natural oysters make me remember how a good freshly shucked oyster tastes. Each briny oyster is creamy and plump. They go down a treat with the acidic mignonette dressing.
The prawn and coriander pesto pizza is served piping hot from the oven. The prawns are put through the oven raw so they come out pink and juicy. The coriander pesto lends an odd-but-good Thai tinge to the pizza, the base of which is barely crisp, soft and pliable. This pizza is damn popular – it’s been on the menu for years and there would probably be riot if removed. This also eats really well with beer. Or is it the beer that drinks well with everything?
We head out for dessert on the Cappuccino strip and I have to admit, its hard to leave the cavernous bustle, fairy lights and the sea views behind. Little Creatures confuses the foodie in me. The food is simple and probably not the greatest value. But it’s the place, its character and vibes (and even the quirky stuff) which make it magnetic.
It’s just so Freo. Love it.
Little Creatures Brewery
40 Mews Road, Fremantle WA 6160
T: (08) 94305555
Mon – Wed 10am – midnight
Thu – Fri 10am – 12am
Sat 9am – 12am
Sun 9am – 11pm
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