Restaurants

  • This bright, buttercup-yellow restaurant is inspired by the owner's travels through Central America. Entrees lean North American and include jalapeno poppers and chilli fries. Things get more serious at mains, where tacos, quesadillas, burritos and nachos are made with La Tortilleria tortillas.

  • This restaurant celebrating nature, native Australian ingredients and craftsmanship hides on a quiet residential street.

  • D’asporto’s founder started making pizzas when he was seven. Today, his family-run diner serves some of the best pies in the west, alongside family-recipe pastas and plenty of Italian wines and beers.

  • This swish bar – decked out in emerald marble and plush velvet – was once a Bakers Delight. Now, it's a buzzy bistro and wine bar from a former Fitzroy Town Hall head chef and the owner of nearby wine bar Barkley Johnson. Visit for a caramelised-onion baguette, whole fish swimming in miso butter and a peachy aperitif cocktail.

  • A solid neighbourhood pizza restaurant, with low lighting and white tablecloths.

Cafes

  • This light and airy cafe serves dishes from across Asia. Get in early for intricate Japanese breakfast sets, alongside dishes like Hong Kong-style congee and Korean bibimbap. Plus, Vietnamese coffee served hot or cold, matcha and hojicha lattes and more.

  • Hit this neighbourly cafe for crumpets drizzled in honey, punchy chilli scramble, and pastries courtesy of Penny for Pound. Enjoy your brunch and top-notch Industry Beans coffee amid the bright and earthy interiors, or grab some pastries and be on your way.

  • Order grab-and-go sandwiches, hot coffee and malted milkshakes at this nostalgic corner cafe from a Melbourne hospitality veteran. Or stop in for fresh daily loaves, coffee beans and pantry staples.

  • For many years now, this has been one of the most bustling cafes in the west.

  • Most of the menu here is vegan (including the baklava), with one notable exception: deep-fried haloumi fries. And the Lebanese-style falafels are served like an open souvlaki on pita with hummus and four types of salad.

  • The best spot for Yarraville commuters to get their morning coffee.

  • A converted butcher shop where families now congregate for breakfast.

  • One of the more relaxing cafes in Yarraville.

  • A healthy cafe with a naturopath at your service.

Bars

  • Can’t get a booking at the Yarraville fine diner? Want an alternative to the stellar tasting menu? Go next door for salt-and-vinegar fish skins and “ducklava”, or small-batch aperitivi poured by their maker.

  • Products from Australia, Italy and Spain keep this neighbourhood enoteca thrumming.

Shops

  • Adrian Chong helped kick off Malaysia’s craft beer bar scene. His devotion is just as clear at this bottle shop and bar, across more than 350 beers and 12 taps (plus options for beer deniers).

  • Slide into this family-run gelateria for scoops of classic Italian gelati (like fior di latte and pistachio) alongside more experimental takes like pancake or pumpkin pie. Plus, find dairy-free sorbet and creamy cakes to go.

  • The lines form early (and out the door) at this no-frills deli. Its main draw is the Rocco Roll – an Italian-style sub that’s made-to-order with antipasti, cold-cuts and cheese. But the cannoli, jam donuts and coffee by Reverence are also worth the wait.

  • A little trove of titles servicing Yarraville’s literati.

  • Organic goodness in Yarraville Village.