The best restaurants and cafes in the Western Suburbs.
Williamstown has lots of great local eats to keep you satisfied, but if you want to step outside of Williamstown to try something different, the Western Suburbs are full of cafes, restaurants and bars, with new additions popping up regularly. Here are a few of our favourite places to eat and drink in the West:
BREAKFAST: Seddon Deadly Sins, Seddon
For a quality breakfast served up with great service try this unassuming yet top-notch café. Immune to the trendy cafe typology, Seddon Deadly Sins cooks to the beat of their own eggs, dishing up meals that play on each of the seven sins, the tongue-in-cheek names of which you will find in their repurposed Golden Book menu.
“GLUTTONY” – contrary to the name, it won’t stuff you to your sides, but you will be satisfied with the classic spread of good quality ingredients.
LUNCH: Cornershop, Yarraville
This cosy yet chic cafe is one of the West’s best, and its popularity is evident. Arrive early to grab a table and enjoy fresh, zesty flavours of vibrant salads and spiced, flavoursome meats. The coffee is some of the best in the area so if you want to avoid the hustle and bustle grab a take away and enjoy the permanent public street park at the heart of Yarraville.
The zucchini and mint fritters, which are light and moist as you always hope for a fritter to be.
DINNER: Harley and Rose, West Footscray
One of the West’s newest additions is Harley and Rose, a modern woodfire pizza restaurant that delicately balances between relaxed community eatery and refined cuisine. The latter is perhaps attributed to the flare bought by chefs Josh Murphey and Rory Cowcher, who have previously been involved with some of the best restaurants in Melbourne including Cutler and Co. and Cumulus Inc. It’s a welcome privilege to have this kind of talent ease its way into the West, which is blooming more and more every day.
TRY: Margherita – shouldn’t a delicious classic margherita be the test of all good Italian restaurants?
DRINKS: Mr West, Footscray
This buzzing bar is also one of the West’s more recent acquisitions, and has filled the gap for a large, stylish bar to compete with those on the other side of town. Since it’s opening, Mr West has maintained a steady popularity, due to its polished industrial interiors, its friendly, relaxed staff and its ever-changing selection of beers. Ask the bartenders for their recommendation, or try a sample to find your brew.
A lethal dose of their old school cocktails.