In Focus

Spotlight on the Inner West

Teleisha Thomas

Teleisha Thomas

June 2022
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Beautiful beaches, gardens and coastal trails, the open space of the Inner West is a wonderful place for all seasons.

Maintaining its coastal feel just a short distance from Melbourne’s CBD, Inner West is becoming an increasingly popular place to live and play. Be sure to check out our favourites below.


Mabu Mabu
Indigenous-owned Mabu Mabu is all about sharing meals and engaging with Torres Strait culture and cuisine.
13 Anderson Street, Yarraville

Matteo’s Delicatessen
Traditional Italian delicatessen fare is served at this sweet spot in Altona, including a handful of classic sandwich specials.
30 Pier Street, Altona

Pier Farm
With stunning views of Port Phillip Bay, Pier Farm is the ideal spot for long lunches, endless wine and good times.
34 The Strand, Williamstown

The Odd Spot
In the heart of Newport, this quirky café is passionate about preparing fresh, wholesome and healthy dishes.
302 Melbourne Road, Newport

Pier 71 Bar è Cucina
Using classic Italian methods, Pier 71 serves traditional favourites, sourcing ingredients from the same destination as Italy's finest pizzerias.
71 Pier Street, Altona

Birdcage Altona Café
An excellent inhouse dining experience, Birdcage prepares with quality ingredients from local suppliers, promoting and supporting small businesses.
7 Harrington Square, Altona


The Sun Bookshop
Tucked into a corner of the Sun Theatre in Yarraville is the delightful Sun Bookshop, everything a bookshop should be – quiet and cosy with shelves packed with thoughtfully curated titles.
10 Ballarat Street, Yarraville

Grace & Willow Boutique
A boutique delivering every woman's dream closet. Grace & Willow showcases a range of items from a curated selection of designers.
5 Douglas Parade, Williamstown


Bar Joliet
A well known Blues Brothers reference, this inviting, vintage, art deco venue celebrates wine, cocktails and live music.
10 Harrington Square, Altona

Hobsons Bay Hotel
A three-level neighbourhood pub with sweeping bay and city views. Enjoy cocktails on tap and choose from either the elevated dining room or more formal casual bar menu.
28 Ferguson Street, Williamstown

Lower West Side
Warm and inviting, this New York inspired wine bar and kitchen is a much-loved establishment for a relaxing night out.
73-83 Douglas Parade, Williamstown

Dedicated to selling not only Australia's best beer, but the world's. These passionate beer brewers are located in both Yarraville and Altona.
78 Pier Street, Altona


Williamstown Botanic Gardens
After some redevelopment work in 2020 the Williamstown Botanic Gardens now have more space than ever. Visit for the ideal place to wander, sit and read a book or have a picnic.
Giffard Street & Osborne Street, Williamstown

Breeze Face & Body
Breeze considers every aspect of your wellbeing and beauty. A coastal inspired retreat not to miss.
Corner Blyth & Pier Street, Altona

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