The Best of Footscray.
A Guide to Eating, Drinking, Shopping, and Experiencing the Cultural Delights.

Welcome to our comprehensive guide to Footscray, the vibrant suburb in Melbourne’s west. Discover the best places to eat, drink, shop, and immerse yourself in the cultural experiences this multicultural hub has to offer. Whether you’re a local resident or a visitor, our curated selection of Footscray’s gems will ensure you make the most of your time here.


Discover the vibrant charm of Footscray, Melbourne’s west. Hover over the dots in the below map to uncover some of our favourite spots, including the best eateries, shopping destinations, and cultural experiences, ensuring you make the most of this multicultural hub.

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Mr West Bar & Bottle Shop Issan Thai Slice Shop Footscray Market Amaysya The Victoria Hotel Up In Smoke Pride Of Our Footscray D&K Asian Grocery Lilac and the Cat Florist Babysnakes Bar Matsu Ollie's Deli Rudimentary D&K Live Seafood Bar Thyme Littlefoot Bar + Kitchen Ras Dashen Bar Josephine Pie Thief 8bit Nan's Bakehouse Footscray Doughnuts & Coffee Back Alley Sally's Conway Fish Trading T. Cavallaro & Sons Footscray Milking Station Cafe Lalibela Kariton Sorbetes Cô Thu Quan Pho Tam Casita Cafe Larome The 2 Men Cafe Cheaper By Miles Footscray Records Hamsa Tattoo Mama Chen's Tan Thanh Loi Co Tham Can To Los Pollos Hail Lilith Small Graces Hanzo Babekyu Cà-Rem Gelato Footscray Community Arts Nhu Ngoc Roti Road To's Bakery Sapa Hills Nhu Lan Bakery Hong Kong BBQ MC Dumplings Ms Sue Dumplings & More Myrtle Cafe Pho-Hung-Vuong-Saigon KFL Nathan Thai

Mr West Bar & Bottle Shop

Located at 106 Nicholson St Mall

A bar and a bottle shop in the heart of Footscray

Issan Thai

Located at 16 Paisley St

Slice Shop

Located at 101 Nicholson St Mall

Footscray Market

Located at 18 Irving St

Amaysya

Located at 134 Nicholson St, Footscray 3011

The Victoria Hotel

Located at 43 Victoria St

Up In Smoke

American BBQ

28 Hopkins St

Pride Of Our Footscray

Located at 1/86-88 Hopkins St

D&K Asian Grocery

Located at 17 Byron St

Lilac and the Cat Florist

Located at 21a Byron St

Babysnakes Bar

Located at 30 Chamber St

Matsu

Located at 157a Barkly St

Ollie's Deli

Located at 7/158 Barkly St

Rudimentary

Located at 16-20 Leeds St

D&K Live Seafood

Located at 2/28a Leeds St

Bar Thyme

Located at 227 Barkly St

Littlefoot Bar + Kitchen

Located at 223 Barkly St

Ras Dashen

Located at 247 Barkly St

Bar Josephine

Located at 295 Barkly St

Pie Thief

Located at 297 Barkly St

8bit

Located at 8 Droop St

Nan's Bakehouse

Located at 16B Albert St

Footscray Doughnuts & Coffee

Located at 1/42 Irving St

Back Alley Sally's

Located at 4 Yewers St

Conway Fish Trading

Located at 11/21 Wingfield St

T. Cavallaro & Sons

Located at 98 Hopkins St

Footscray Milking Station

Located at 35 bunbury St

Cafe Lalibela

Located at 91 Irving St

Kariton Sorbetes

Located at 50 Leeds St

Cô Thu Quan

Located at Shop 11-12/10 Droop St

Pho Tam

Located at Shop 1 7/9 Leeds St

Casita

Located at Shop 250/18 Irving St

Cafe Larome

Located at 8 Warde St

The 2 Men Cafe

Located at 3/7-9 Leeds St

Cheaper By Miles

Located at 20 Paisley St

Footscray Records

1/40 Leeds St

Hamsa Tattoo

Located at 15 Paisley St

Mama Chen's

Located at 42a Albert St

Tan Thanh Loi

Located at 73 Nicholson St

Co Tham Can To

Located at 70 Nicholson St

Los Pollos

Located at 230 Nicholson St, Footscray

Hail Lilith

Located at 40a Leeds St, Footscray

Small Graces

Located at 57 Byron St, Footscray

Hanzo Babekyu

Located at 45 Leeds St, Footscray

Cà-Rem Gelato

45 Leeds St, Footscray

Footscray Community Arts

Located at 45 Moreland St, Footscray

Nhu Ngoc

Located at shop 223 Footscray Market, 18 Irving St

Roti Road

Located at 191/193 Barkly St, Footscray

To's Bakery

Located at 122 Hopkin's St, Footscray

Sapa Hills

Located at 112 Hopkins St, Footscray

Nhu Lan Bakery

Located at 116 Hopkins St, Footscray

Hong Kong BBQ

Located at 118 Hopkins St, Footscray

MC Dumplings

Located at 118 Hopkins St, Footscray

Ms Sue

Located at 100 Hopkins St, Footscray

Dumplings & More

Located at 96 Hopkins St, Footscray

Myrtle Cafe

Located at 45 Moreland St, Footscray

Pho-Hung-Vuong-Saigon

Located at 128 Hopkins St, Footscray

KFL

Located at 180 Barkly St, Footscray

Nathan Thai

Located at 9 Paisley St, Footscray

MR WEST BAR & BOTTLE SHOP 

A multifaceted drinking space and one-stop booze shop in the heart of Footscray in the Nicholson St Mall that is welcome to all. A great selection of lo-fi wines, cocktails, craft beer and artisanal spirits along with an online store that ships nationwide.

📍 106 Nicholson St, Footscray

LICKETY SPLIT

A shipping container bar with an outdoor beer garden in the heart of Footscray’s river precinct, sister venue to Back Alley Sally’s.

📍 38/40 Moreland St

LITTLEFOOT

Born in 2015 from the love of two locals for their beautiful, quirky, colourful neighbourhood and community. An inclusive, welcoming, friendly, venue where the community can connect and make memories together.

📍 223 Barkly St, Footscray

BACK ALLEY SALLY’S

Hidden down a laneway, in the heart of Footscray’s River Precinct. Born from the love of 4People, this old t-shirt printing factory has been lovingly transformed into this great bar.

📍 4 Yewers St, Footscray

HAIL LILITH

An intimate 25-person venue with a fully vegan menu and a Bourbon-focused drinks menu.

📍 40A Leeds St, Footscray

BAR JOSEPHINE 

Bar Josephine is one of our go to spots. Craft beer, cosy vibe and a huge beer garden open until 1am every night.

📍 295 Barkly St, Footscray

VICTORIA HOTEL

Our go to Footscray Pub. One of the best Parmas we’ve tried!

📍 43 Victoria St, Footscray

PRIDE OF OUR FOOTSCRAY

Footscray’s one and only nightclub! LGBTQIA++ inclusive venue and great spot for a late night dance session.

📍 Level 1/86-88 Hopkins St, Footscray

MAMA CHEN’S

Mama Chen’s is a live music venue located in the old Dancing Dog building. A place for musicians to share their music.

📍 42A Albert St, Footscray

BABY SNAKES BAR

Our neighbours at Baby Snakes offer a welcoming, vibrant space with great cocktails, wine and DJ’s.

📍 30 Chambers St, Footscray

OLLIE’S DELI

Ollie’s are serving up some of Footscray’s best toasted sandwiches. The team here at Mr West are big fans of the BFC, Panko buttermilk chicken, pickles, lettuce + Ollie’s sauce.

📍Shop 7/158 Barkly St, Footscray

SMALL GRACES

New Thai food and coffee spot. Recently taken over by new owners.

📍 57 Byron St, Footscray

FOOTSCRAY MILKING STATION

Perfect spot to sit in for coffee and sunday brunch.

📍 35 Bunbury St, Footscray

RUDIMENTARY

One of our favourite spots for a pre shift coffee. Grab a seat in the garden if the weather permits.

📍 16-20 Leeds St, Footscray

NAN’S BAKEHOUSE

Nan’s is one of the most recent additions to the Footscray café community. The team at Mr West are stoked to have another spot for their daily caffeine hit. Highly recommend a mini cinnamon bun with your coffee order!

📍16A Albert St, Footscray

SCARLET CORNER

Our beer buyer Jack’s favourite spot for Vietnamese Coffee.

📍 157/81 Hopkins St, Footscray

THE 2 MEN CAFE

Specialty coffee bar serving Code Black coffee.

📍 Shop 3/7-9 Leeds St, Footscray

MYRTLE CAFE

Located right by the Riverside Lawn. Myrtle Cafe is the perfect spot to sit back and relax for lunch or grab a take away before walking along the Maribyrnong River.

📍45 Moreland St, Footscray

CAFE LAROME

One of the newer additions to Footscray. Café Larome is located at the base of the Vic Square apartments. Serving up delicious coffee and a Japanese menu including Katsu sando’s!!

📍8 Warde St, Footscray

FOOTSCRAY DOUGHNUTS & COFFEE

Hot jam doughnuts made to order and coffee. Located right next to Footscray station it’s the perfect stop for your morning caffeine and sweet hit after commuting to Footscray.

📍 lot 1/42 Irving St, Footscray

BAR THYME

Bar Thyme is one of our favourite Footscray spots and is a must when visiting Footscray. Friend of Mr West, Howard Stamp has created a warm, relaxed neighbourhood restaurant with a seasonal menu, seasonal cocktails, natural wine and rotating new and old vinyl.

📍227 Barkly St, Footscray

MS SUE

Ms. Sue was named after Chinese-Australian owner Jack Bradley’s Mother and founded with a passion to bring traditional Asian flavours into Jack’s contemporary, Australian kitchen.

📍100 Hopkins St, Footscray

SLICE SHOP

New York style 18” Pizza sold by the slice or full pie with weekly specials. Sit back and enjoy a drink at Mr West and have the Slice Shop team deliver your pizza to your table. Located opposite Mr West the team continue to go back for more, it’s hard to resist!

📍101 Nicholson Street Mall, Footscray

UP IN SMOKE

Up in smoke has been serving up Footscray’s best BBQ since 2016.

📍28 Hopkins St, Footscray

8BIT

Our favourite stop for American style burgers and hot dogs.

📍8 Droop St, Footscray

HANZO BABEKYU

All you can eat Korean BBQ buffet.

📍45 Leeds St, Footscray

PHO-HUNG-VUONG-SAIGON

Bustling Vietnamese eatery turning out ample servings of pho, broken rice, meat dishes & more.

📍118 Hopkins St, Footscray

RAS DASHEN

Our favourite for Ethiopian Cuisine. A hearty menu with generous servings and friendly service.

📍247 Barkly St, Footscray

DUMPLINGS & MORE

Great spot for a byo dumplings feast before exploring Footscray’s bar scene! Try the smashed cucumber salad.

📍 96 Hopkins St, Footscray VIC 3011

HONG KONG BBQ

A Footscray institution! Traditional Cantonese cuisine. The menu includes all your favourites such as Peking Duck, BBQ Pork and roast chicken thighs.

📍 118 Hopkins St, Footscray

LOS POLLOS

Los Pollos is known for their mexican style pollo asado – flame grilled chicken, mexican street food served with a Californian twist.

📍230 Nicholson St, Footscray

CO THU QUAN

This popular Footscray spot is known for serving the harder to come by dishes of Northern Vietnam. They’re also our go to stop for Bánh xèo (crispy Vietnamese Pancakes).

📍Shop 11 &, 12/10 Droop St, Footscray VIC 3011

KARITON SORBETES

Tapping into the rich, intense and abundant flavours that Asia has to offer Kariton Sorbetes use the best ingredients money can buy and they have a wide library of technique within their arsenal to produce some of the best ice cream we’ve tried!

📍50 Leeds St, Footscray

CA-REM GELATO

Ca-Rem Gelato is the brainchild of two local friends whose fondest memories are chasing Ice-cream trucks as kids. We’re big fans of popping in for a scoop or two over summer. Expect not so run of the mill flavours such as Durian and Avocado Condensed Milk!

📍45 Leeds St, Footscray

T CAVALLARO & SONS PASTICCERIA

T Cavallaro & sons brought their handmade artisanal Sicilian biscotti, cannoli & cakes to Footscray way back in 1956. Do yourself a favour and pop in for one of their ricotta cannoli and an espresso shot!

📍98 Hopkins St, Footscray

SAPA HILLS

One of Footscray’s most popular spots for Vietnamese. Sapa Hills offer an extensive menu with all the classics. The DIY crispy pork belly pancakes are a must try! Don’t be deterred if you can’t get a table, try your luck next door at their sister restaurant, Sapa Sister.

📍112 Hopkins St, Footscray

NHU NGOC BAKERY

Our beer buyer Jack’s favourite Friday and Saturday morning stop for a mixed ham roll on tiger bread. Located inside the Footscray Market food hall.

📍18 Irving St, Footscray

NHU LAN BAKERY

Authentic Vietnamese Banh Mi. Nhu Lan is always pumping with people especially around lunch time but don’t let the line put you off. This Vietnamese bakery serves 9 different varieties and is a locals favourite although, there is a healthy rivalry between Nhu Lan and To’s we’ll let you decide.

📍116 Hopkins St, Footscray

MY CHINESE DUMPLING

Dim’s go to spot for a tray of take away dumplings. Delicious, fresh and perfect with a bottle of vino from Mr West!

📍106 Hopkins St, Footscray

NHU LAN BAKERY

Authentic Vietnamese Banh Mi. Nhu Lan is always pumping with people especially around lunch time but don’t let the line put you off. This Vietnamese bakery serves 9 different varieties and is a locals favourite although, there is a healthy rivalry between Nhu Lan and To’s we’ll let you decide.

📍116 Hopkins St, Footscray

GORDON ST BAKERY

The baked goods at Gordon St Bakery are some of the most mouth watering we’ve have. Every trip must involve a cheese twist!

📍142 Gordon St, Footscray

ROTI ROAD

Busy popular spot for Malaysian and Yum Cha. The combination Laksa is a must!

📍189-193 Barkly St, Footscray

PIE THIEF

We’re big fans of the pies from local legends, Pie Thief. So much so we’ve even collaborated with Pie Thief for some flavours exclusive to Mr West.

📍297 Barkly St, Footscray

SAY CHEESE

The newest kids on the block for your sandwich fix. The sandwiches at Say Cheese are packed to the brim with some of the freshest ingredients and the team at Mr West will definitely be going back for more.

📍Shop 7/119 Hopkins St, Footscray

MATSU

Matsu brings a fine dining Japanese dining experience to Footscray. This semi-hidden gem has only four seats available in their small space where guests are hand delivered each dish from chef -owner Hansol Lee.

📍157a Barkly St, Footscray

ISSAN THAI

We were stoked when we heard Footscray was getting a Thai restaurant! With unique Issan & Thai cuisine on the menu expect a spicy salty, sour & sweet meal.

📍16 Paisley St, Footscray

TAN TANH LOI

Stavs’ pick for broken rice! Best BBQ pork & chicken, the charcoal bbq aromas are enough to draw you in.

📍73 Nicholson St, Footscray

CO THAM CAN THO

Affordable Vietnamese dishes and one of our favourite spots for a Pho.

📍70 Nicholson St, Footscray

PHO TAM

Ou beer buyer Jack’s favourite spot for a Pho!

📍Shop 1 7/9 Leeds St, Footscray

CAFE LALIBELA

Traditional Ethiopian fare at this Footscray gem. Expect hearty curry and stews served on Injera (Ethiopian pancake) without cutlery! The idea is to scoop up the curry with the pancake.

📍91 Irving St, Footscray

D&K LIVE SEAFOOD

Premium live seafood. D&k have been shucking oysters to order for 20 years now with the largest oyster variety in Australia!

📍Shop 2/28a Leeds St, Footscray

D&K ASIAN GROCER

Stocked with incredible products that you just can’t find anywhere else. After moving back from Tokyo, Vinnie brought his wealth of knowledge and began running DK Grocer. Think instant ramen you won’t find elsewhere, Japanese Mochi, rare premium condiments, Korean anti-hangover shots and Hibachi grills.

📍17 Byron St, Footscray

LILAC & THE CAT

Sustainable flower design. Locally grown and mindfully created. With 24 years in the flower industry, Janelouise sources the blooms for Lilac & The Cat from farms and suburban backyards always foraging ethically. All designs are wrapped in recycled materials and pots & vases are-upcycled where possible.

📍21a Byron St, Footscray

HAMSA TATTOO

Tight knit community of artists delivering top quality designs in a welcoming space.

📍Shop 15 Paisley St, Footscray

YOURS TRULY BARBERSHOP

A cornerstone of Footscray’s Chambers St District. Yours Truly is a space for all, if you’re after a quality haircut Yours Truly is the place to go.

📍34 Chambers St, Footscray

SALAAM NAMASTHE

Indian grocer with a wide variety of products, grab yourself a hot ready to eat Samosa on the way out.

📍49/51 Leeds St, Footscray

CHEAPER BUY MILES

Discount Supermarket, Cheaper Buy Miles receives surplus stock from the big chain supermarkets and sells at heavily discounted prices. Fighting the war on waste. The team at Mr West are big fans of Cheaper By Miles!

📍20 Paisley St, Footscray

HARRY & LARRY’S GENERAL STORE

Footscray’s boutique general store. Serving up all the essentials plus coffee.

📍4 Yewers St, Footscray

FOOTSCRAY RECORDS

With over 12000 records from all genres Footscray Records is you go to Inner West record specialist.

📍1/40 Leeds St, Footscray

KFL SUPERMARKET

One stop shop for all your Asian grocery needs.

📍180 Barkly St, Footscray

FOOTSCRAY MARKET 

Bustling market with over 65 stores. Huge variety of fruit, veg, meat, seafood and a food court with plenty of lunch options.

📍81 Hopkins St, Footscray

SAVERS FOOTSCRAY

Huge thrift and second hand store. Plenty of hidden gems.

📍33 Albert St, Footscray

NATHAN THAI GROCERY

Nathan Thai was established in 2007 and is the first Thai Grocer in Footscray! The shelves are stacked with an extensive range of everything you need to whip up a Thai feast.

📍9 Paisley St, Footscray

SM COSMETICS

SM Cosmetics is your one stop shop for all hair needs. Specialising in products for African hair types.

📍107 Nicholson st, Footscray

FOOTSCRAY COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE

Founded in 1974 by a coalition of artists, unionists, and community activists, this organization was driven by a resolute mission of ensuring accessibility for everyone.

📍45 Moreland St, Footscray

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