Footscray is changing fast. The African and Vietnamese communities have been here for decades, but in recent years gentrification has brought new demographics to the area.
The impact on the established communities remains to be seen. For now, it’s clear that the allure of cheaper rent, decreased competition and a sheer sense of possibility have revived many disused spaces.
These are our top new-guard spots to eat, drink and shop, plus a few old favourites.