Restaurants

Slice Shop Pizza

Restaurant

Behind the Western Bulldogs-coloured neon sign, the team from Burn City Smokers is serving New York-style slices – large, thin and pliable enough to fold into your mouth.

Up In Smoke

Restaurant

Barbeque and a beer garden by the folks from 8bit burgers.

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Fox in The Corn

Restaurant

Fresh pasta and one of the best beer lists in Melbourne.

Roti Road

Restaurant

A cheery Malaysian-Chinese eatery along the Barkly Street strip.

8bit Footscray

Restaurant

This burger joint in the west is a nostalgic ode to our favourite pixels past.

Cafe Lalibela

Restaurant

A small-scale Ethiopian restaurant with tradition securely at its heart.

Cafes

Counterweight Vinyl & Espresso

Cafe

Dig through crates for rare second-hand gems, then dig into a toastie and a coffee.

Small Graces

Cafe

A cafe committed to Victorian producers and makers by a former chef at Annie Smithers’s fine diner in Kyneton.

Footscray Milking Station

Cafe

Solid coffee and a locally famous pulled-pork panini.

Bad Love Club

Cafe

Eat dessert first at the west side’s “boozy bakery”.

The Reading Room

Cafe

Victoria University in Footscray isn't just for the studious.

To's Bakery

Cafe

Delicious treats abound at this long-standing Vietnamese bakery.

Bars

Victoria Hotel Footscray

Bar

A stripped-back pub with classic fare and surprising wines.

Mr West

Bar

Smashable sauvignon blanc, ciders from Spain and Jamaican pineapple gin are all on the menu at this relaxed bar.

The Station Hotel

Bar

Well-sourced and cooked steaks that make for some of Footscray’s finest.

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Back Alley Sally's

Bar

Your Westside after-work beer is here.

Hop Nation

Bar

Two former winemakers are behind this compact, hard-to-find brewery.

Bar Josephine

Bar

A welcoming space filled with craft beer and classic books.

Shops

Harry and Larry’s General Store

Shop

A store in the west selling local grocery essentials, baked goods, foccacias and coffee.

Perfect Splash

Shop

A whimsical hub for art, fashion and music.

T. Cavallaro & Sons

Shop

The most iconic cannoli shop in Melbourne.