In its ideal location between hills and with proximity to water, Fremont is a diverse and active city known for its quality of life. Currently, it is the fourth most populous city in the Bay Area. With its convenient transportation, growing workforce, historic districts, and numerous cultural activities, Fremont continues to grow as a vibrant community.
The comfortable vibe of Mission Coffee Roasting Company makes it a favorite spot to hangout in Fremont. Large in size and homey, the coffee shop is great for relaxing, studying, or grabbing a snack. In addition to offering coffee, sandwiches, and pastries, this coffee shop showcases local artwork and hosts open mic nights.
Since its opening in 2011, Made Up Theatre has offered improv classes and hilarious shows weekly for the Bay Area community. Lighthearted and fun, the troupe provides improv in an intimate theater setting. Rotating through a variety of short- and long-form improv shows, the performances are always fresh—made up on the spot based on audience suggestions.
Small and family-operated, De Afghanan Cuisine has become a popular place for Afghan food in the Bay. With a fire pit and lavish decor, the restaurant offers a warm and inviting ambience for both lunch and dinner. From potato bolani to kabobs, a menu that includes plenty of choices has earned this restaurant strong reviews from customers who are eager to come back for more.
With a great selection of vinyl, Needle to the Groove Record Shop is a must-see for music aficionados. There are currently two locations: one in San Jose and the other in the historic Niles District of Fremont. This local small business is the perfect place to track down an old favorite or to discover something new among the hundreds of albums that make up the vintage charm of any good record shop.
The Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum celebrates the era of silent films, with particular attention given to Charlie Chaplin. Chaplin filmed his iconic character, the Tramp, right in Fremont’s historic Niles district for the Essanay Film Company. In addition to tours and exhibits, the museum runs the attached theater, originally built in 1913, screening silent films with live piano accompaniment. Open to donations, the museum is a unique place to learn about cinematic history.
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Written by Tiffany Ngo and Julia Canavese
Photos by Elle Mitchell and Arabela Espinoza