“I was a tailor, started when I was 6 years old. My father, mother, all my family tailors. I came from a little village straight to Fremantle. Fremantle’s the best place to live, the best. I started about 30 years ago with Sorrento Tailors on the corner here, for twenty two years, tailoring! Every morning I start at four o’clock. I used to go to the Marina Coffee Lounge in the morning and I always complain the coffee is no good. I say, ‘Look, you don’t want to make better coffee, change your coffee or I open a coffee shop!’ For a joke, then I say to my wife, ‘We ’ re going to Italy for a holiday’. After I arrived over there I go and look for coffee. I never say anything to anybody. I come back after six weeks, I put ‘Close Down Sale’ in the window, close down men’s wear store. My wife she come down and went crazy! ‘What are you doing there?’ “I want to open a coffee shop; Gino’s”. My wife, she didn’t want me to do that but I wanted to do something different. Twenty-ninth of November it’s eleven years! now I go through one hundred and fifty kilo of coffee a week. For thirty two years I’ve been on this corner, always this corner, and the people, they like my coffee.” Gino Saccone 1937 – 2001

When Gino Saccone (1937-2001) got fed up with the poor coffee on offer, he closed down his men’s wear shop and opened Gino’s Trattoria in 1983.
Why has Gino’s lasted where so many others have failed? There are a number of factors – but the biggest one is consistently good coffee that is consistently well made.
Since that time and through the heady days of the America’s Cup, many cafes have come and gone but one constant has been Gino’s on the corner of Market Street and South Terrace, the gateway to Fremantle’s famous Cappucino Strip. It all starts with the coffee.  Through many years of trial and error in blending and sourcing beans, Gino’s now produces it own custom blend of coffees.  It is selected from the finest beans on offer and blended to produce a consistently good coffee. Gino’s produces its coffee in a variety of sizes and styles ranging from one kilo bags of beans (suitable for cafes) to a variety of 250g packs for customers to enjoy at home (suitable for either a machine and plunger).