Victoria Hotel Footscray
A stripped-back pub with classic fare and surprising wines.
This burger joint in the west is a nostalgic ode to our favourite pixels past.
Footscray Milking Station
Solid coffee and a locally famous pulled-pork panini.
Mr West Opens in Footscray
Twenty-four taps pouring beer, wine, cider and cocktails – including Espresso Martinis – at a new double-storey bar on Nicholson Street.
Harley and Rose Opens in Footscray
A woodfired oven manned by two star chefs – but they’re not doing what you’d expect.
A New Sunday Market Arrives in Footscray
Bring your own belongings in, Camberwell Market-style, and peruse vintage fashion, books, vinyl and fresh produce.
The Station Hotel
Well-sourced and cooked steaks that make for some of Footscray’s finest.
The Reverence Hotel
A destination for live music fans, vegans and tequila drinkers.
Fox in The Corn
Fresh pasta and one of the best beer lists in Melbourne.
All-day breakfast (with vegan options) in the heart of Footscray.
Small Graces Brings Seasonal and Sustainable Brunch to Footscray
A former chef at Annie Smithers’s fine diner in Kyneton opens a cafe committed to Victorian producers and makers.
A whimsical hub for art, fashion and music.
Delicious treats abound at this long-standing Vietnamese bakery.
Two former winemakers are behind this compact, hard-to-find brewery.
The Plough Hotel
A historic pub with a serious makeover.
A cafe committed to Victorian producers and makers by a former chef at Annie Smithers’s fine diner in Kyneton.
The local Vietnamese, African and Indian communities inspire the menu at this convivial bar.
A cheery Malaysian-Chinese eatery along the Barkly Street strip.
Bad Love Club
Eat dessert first at the west side’s “boozy bakery”.
5:00pm - 11:00pm
Smashable sauvignon blanc, ciders from Spain and Jamaican pineapple gin are all on the menu at this relaxed bar.
A welcoming space filled with craft beer and classic books.
Brunch, coffee, bread, milk, fresh flowers and coconut ice.
Sustainability, simplicity and even transportability are the guiding principles of this Footscray cafe.
The Reading Room
Victoria University in Footscray isn't just for the studious.
A small-scale Ethiopian restaurant with tradition securely at its heart.
Phat Chicks Fried Chicken
Ever tried instant ramen fried chicken?
Pod at PID
House-made scones and sodas are the stars here.
T. Cavallaro & Sons
The most iconic cannoli shop in Melbourne.
A 32-seater cafe in Footscray that offers beef tartare prepared by a French chef.
Happy River Cafe
There’s an East meets West vibe and city views waiting for you at this hilltop cafe.
Back Alley Sally's
Your Westside after-work beer is here.
Sun Theatre to Open a Sister Cinema in Footscray
A rooftop cinema will pop up before the permanent one is completed.
Harley and Rose
Pizza and salads from two notable chefs, plus a banging wine list.
Post Industrial Design
A combined retail and gallery space in West Footscray.
Up In Smoke
Barbeque and a beer garden by the folks from 8bit burgers.
Footscray Icon Olympic Doughnuts to Close Permanently
For this community, it was more than a doughnut shop.
The Line: Jerome Borazio’s New Footscray Project
The Laneway Festival founder has grand plans for a culture hub in the west.
Fire at Little Saigon Supermarket in Footscray
The end of an era for a market nearly 25 years old.
Following Junya Yamasaki Around Footscray Market
We trail the Japanese chef while he shops for ingredients before taking over Marion Wine Bar for four days.
Lentil as Anything Footscray Could Close by Month’s End
The choose-what-you-pay cafe will close permanently unless donations improve.
Rumours Spread of Death of Footscray Icon, Olympic Doughnuts' Nick
Fortunately, it’s not true.
Phat Chicks Fried Chicken to Open in the West
Fried chicken in Footscray is an alliteration we can all get excited about.
Craft Beer and Classic Books at Bar Josephine
Named after nonna, it’s your new Footscray local.
Emerge in the West Festival: A Footscray Street Party
Immerse yourself in a celebration of African-Australian music, dance, fashion, food and culture this weekend.