22 January 2020   

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With location and lifestyle, Altona North is the place to be. From beautiful scenery, to rich culture, to great shopping and delicious food options – live amongst the best that the inner-West has to offer.

Did you know that Haven at Altona North is:

  • A short drive to an abundance of up & coming restaurants, bars and cafes in Spotswood, Footscray, Yarraville and more!
  • Within walking distance to Altona Gate Shopping Centre & 750m to local shops and grocers
  • 5km to the popular Altona Beach
  • A short drive (12km) to Melbourne CBD (aka foodie heaven)

There are many great foodie options right on our doorstep, below we have listed (in no particular order) some of our local favourites. Hopefully these become your favourites when you move into your new home at Haven, Altona North:

The Roller Door
Location: 13 Stawell St, West Melbourne 
Website: https://www.rollerdoorcafe.com/
Perfect for: Families, friends (including furry friends!)

West Melbourne has welcomed its very own local – The Roller Door – a pint sized café in a shed, nestled within a humble little corner of the inner-West. This tiny cafe’s bright, sparkly interior and herb-filled courtyard strike a refreshing contrast to the surrounding neighbourhood’s semi-industrial aesthetic.

 The menu has a focus on ethical produce, and the breakfast offerings such as the Portuguese Sardines, baked eggs and the Millennial’s bread and butter – smashed avocado -are all local’s favourite. Take a seat at one of the communal tables, sample the organic coffee and you’ll be glad that you visited! 

Toasta & Co
Location: 181 Adderley Street, West Melbourne
Website: http://www.toasta.com.au/
Perfect for: Perfect lunch spot for all ages

You may recognise the name “Toasta & Co” from the popular Melbourne food-trucks appearing at a range of festivals and events and they have now opened opened a little corner store in West Melbourne to ensure Toastie-enthusiasts can always get their fix.

 The old school white brick façade is cleverly contrasted by vibrant cartoon wallpaper by cartoonist Emily Bailey and the menu offers something for everyone looking for a cheesy, tasty treat. You can find the ‘Classic’ toastie, the epic mac & cheese, the Vietnamese inspired schnitzel with pickled Asian vegetables plus much more – the perfect ‘grab and go’ option.

Corner Shop Cafe 
Location: 9/11 Ballarat St, Yarraville
Website: https://www.cornershopyarraville.com/
Perfect for: Bustling brunch spot, perfect for all ages

Proudly Yarraville, this little gem is located within in the heart of Yarraville, nestled next to the popular Sun Theatre and the Sun Bookshop. Historically an old corner store, the renovated café now offers a bustling brunch atmosphere commonplace amongst Melbourne café’s.

The cafe’s menu is ever changing and always surprising; expect locally sourced produce (where possible), fresh and seasonable flavours and sweet treats to follow.  The top notch coffee is pumped out by the Synesso machine and on Thursday to Saturday, you can return to find a substantial dinner menu and a respectable selection of craft beers.


The Plough Hotel
Location: 333 Barkley Street, Footscray
Website: http://www.ploughhotel.com.au/
Perfect for: Casual drink or meal with friends

Built in 1868, this historic Footscray pub has been recently reinvigorated, and has re-established itself as a true Footscray icon, proving popular once again with the locals.

The menu is large but easily to navigate and focuses on modern, locally sourced produce with a Mediterranean twist, interwoven with usual pub classics. The interiors are stylish and fresh but not too slick, complementing the bistro, restaurant and casual dining areas seamlessly. Backed up by a smart Victorian beer and wine list, the Plough is the perfect setting for after-work drinks or a spontaneous meal.

Two Birds Brewery
Location: 136 Hall Street, Spotswood
Website: https://www.twobirdsbrewing.com.au/
Perfect for: Casual catch up with friends

The award-winning Two Birds Brewery is a must visit for all beer lovers with a penchant for speciality brews – expect peas, cucumber, mint and rhubarb as some of the more unique ingredients!

Australia’s first female-owned brewery is a local favourite, set within trendy Spotswood and the space is a combination of a brewing facility and tasting room. Industrial by nature, trestle tables for tastings are set up amongst stainless steel tanks and shelves of ingredients, all set within the beautiful brick deco warehouse. The atmosphere is pub-like, down to earth and bustling with groups of friends, young families and locals.



Location: 20 Booker street, Spotswood
Website: https://www.grazeland.melbourne
Perfect for: Seasoned foodies, families & everyone in between!

Grazeland is a huge new dining precinct in Spotswood, perfectly situated on the water and overlooked by the West Gate Bridge. It heralds a new era in eating out in Melbourne's inner-west, with the huge 10,000sqm site ready to host hungry crowds every weekend in Spotswod. 

Positioned next to Scienceworks in the industrial area between Spotswood's residences and the river, Grazeland offers a culinary precinct and entertainment zone in one location - the contemporary version of dinner and a show!