mamma's eats, cafes and more in melbourne's west
If you are looking breakfast, lunch, ice-cream or you just love a good cuppa there are lots of fabulous places for you to choose from. Mamma's yummies is a selection of favourite cafes and eateries handpicked to give you some inspiration, making it super easy to uncover something new for you and the crew to enjoy.
Their huge cafe on Victoria St is bright and bustling with a fantastic feel.
Located in the the awesome suburb of South Kingsville - you will find this cosy little kitchen serving up some pretty awesome flavoursome food.
Darling St Espresso - you have been hiding from Mamma!
Looking for somewhere new, different and a bit awesome to hang out with friends and family? How about a converted servo? This is really unique and a welcome addition to the area.
This is not just a cafe with a kids corner, this is a cafe with a HUGE connected, full scale, enclosed and amazing playground
The new (ish) cafe - Westerly is bringing good food to the table in Kingsville.
Swift service, sweet doughnuts and strong coffee. Welcome to Footscray!
Hold your horses and unicorns! Mamma found a gem in Watton street!
.New Leaf Cafe offers people an opportunity to change their life by 'turning over a new leaf' and they employ and train staff in a nurturing environment to those who otherwise might find it difficult.
The place has a great friendly local vibe which reflects in the name, you will be making this YOUR local in no time.
This is a really well through out kind of café – truly something for everyone and an exciting new addition to the area
ake the freshest and yummiest ingredients available, add in some fab service, pop it in one of the best locations in the west and you have a recipe for what can only be described as Bellissima!
THIS place is the most kid friendly cafe Mamma has ever been to. Yes. Ever. Why? Let us count the ways.....
Mamma says this is one to remember for those special family occasions - you know like Grannies bday, Little Susie lost her big tooth or just those occasions where you want a nice lunch.
Great coffee, super friendly service and a great menu has everyone returning for more.
Mamma says next time you are on the road in the Swan Bay area and you see the big Piknik sign - take it as a GOOD SIGN to stop and drop in for a bite. This converted old Golden Fleece roadhouse has charm, FANTASTIC food and super friendly service.
It's a great spot to grab a bite while the kids run around and work up some big appetites.
A new courtyard at The Birdcage!
Darling St Espresso - you have been hiding from Mamma!
As soon as we walked in the door with the kids, we were greeted with kids 'cubs' menu's, colouring in books, a pencil case and a quick head count on who wanted a BC (BabyCino).
Favor and Grace has already established itself as a firm favourite for locals!
Welcome to the well loved Bacchus Marsh 'go to' place for good coffee and some tasty tucker!
Go West, they say…so Mamma did! This brand new cafe in the brand new Woodlea Estate in Rockbank is fresh, sunny, gorgeous and well designed.
South of France? nope - you are in Swan Bay!
Sweet and soft brioche bacon and egg rolls, nougat bombolini, croissants and chocolate peanut brownies is just a small selection of the yummy sweets and treats on offer here at Newport's newest cafe and coffee house.
A gastro pub with some super style in the heart of Werribee. They make their own ice cream and now they have a custom built smoke pit!
This popular restaurant in Footscray is serving some amazing food and every Friday and Saturday - you can enjoy a mixed all you can eat buffet for $18 - it's a great way to try a little of everything and see what your fave dish is.
Rudimentary has become a family fave in Footscray for brekkie and lunch - it's just fantastic.
6:30am - midday on AUSTRALIA DAY.
he Forge Pizzeria is the pinnacle of family pizza joints. With their glorious open 'treasure filled' restaurant, wood fired pizza oven, amazing service, great and mamma means GREAT food plus their kids chalk board and activity table - it's just a dream place for family dining.
Heads up Ascot Vale you are in for a real boozy/burger double treat when eating here - not only can you dine in converted motorhomes, you will find some of the best burgers and shakes in town.
Destination: Delicious gelato! The thought of a a sweet icy treats is as good as reason as any to go on adventure and take it from Mamma this is not your average ice cream shop.
top right now - thank you very much! Yes, Mamma is a Spice Girls and pizza fan so of course Mamma LOVES this lane way restaurant.
It's no secret Mamma loves this place, she has shouted it from the mountain tops for over a year now. - and is again here to remind you of this gem we have on our doorstep.
*under new management*
The new owner Zoe has taken over the reins at Black Sheep Cafe
Come and enjoy some beautiful food on New Years Eve, then soak up the atmosphere or watch the midnight fireworks. Two sittings 5pm & 8pm, bookings essential and deposit required.
The menu is excellent with lots of thought put into flavours and seasonal tastes. Mamma particularly likes that sweets have not been forgotten either AND every item on the menu can be ordered in 'kiddo' size. Fantastic.
Hot dog, hot dog, hot diggity dog, Norfolk has just opened it's doors on the Altona Esplanade just in time for some summer holiday action.
Goodness Mamma! The food, the view, the coffee....Mamma LOVES this place
Dining out with the kids can be tricky and Alamanda Cafe and bistro in Point Cook have thought about what families might need to at least try and enjoy a meal out oh and Mamma thinks the coffee is pretty good too!
What would you say if Mamma told you there was a cafe with great food, outdoor seating, a playground right next door, an amazing beach over the road and a river full of ducks and their ducklings a few metres away? You'd say - "point me in that direction Mamma!" Well that direction is along The Great Ocean Road past Lorne to the divine hamlet of Wye River. A Mamma favourite for many years.
Mamma just loves the pub feel and you just can't go past the VIEW....I'll say it again...THAT VIEW!!! Situated on the hill overlooking the ocean you'd be hard pressed to find a pub with a better view. Anywhere.
Enzo has been selling his sweets and treats here for 7 years and all the chocolate is made in house. Mamma felt like a kid in a candy store....actually Mamma was EXACTLY like a kid in a candy store at this sweet sweets store in Altona.
Zeally Bay bread baked in Torquay is Mamma’s favourite bread of all time. It’s certified organic, handcrafted and is hearth baked. This time of year it's HOT CROSS BUN time and well, Zeally Bay's are up there with the best in the West.
his lovely cafe in Lara definitely had families like yours and Mamma's in mind...a fresh, friendly and tasty cafe smack bang next to a fantastic playground - it's sure to please.
Seriously why can't there be more places like this? Absurdly good food, unbelievable coffee, wood fired pizza's and look at this back yard - it's like you are hanging out at a mates house - a mate who is amazing in the kitchen!
Well, this place is so inspiring.. Everything on the menu here at The Farmers Place is sourced, grown or made locally - not to mention delicious.
Well, Mamma's ol' favourite Sabroso's - has officially retired to make way for C & G (Charles & Gamon). The inside may been refurbished and refreshed but you can still expect the same great service, delicious food and a free glass of bubbles for Mum with your meal this Mothers Day!
Did you know roti bread is supposed to be light, fluffy with a tiny bit of crunch? To be perfectly honest, Mamma didn't until dining here. This place is now a family fave with their quick service and great food - it's the perfect combo when it comes to family dining.
Mezmez has been open for a few months now and has a great vibe plus they really have hit the sweet (and savoury) spot with good eats, especially if you are after something a little different. Don't wait until your passing to check it out, Mamma says Mezmez is worth a special trip. Oh did we mention Nutella doughnuts?
Mamma popped in to the New Leaf Cafe in Newport recently for a quick cuppa and came out hours later with some happy kids.and a full belly. The cafe has it's own kids-and-parent section that is separate from the main cafe and has heaps of toys, an outdoor play area and even a mini jumping castle!
In need of a 'pick me up' before hitting the swings at Yarraville Gardens Precinct? Cafe on the Park is the perfect option. Mamma loves the easy access for prams to cruise in, grab what you need and keep moving.
Smack bang in the centre of Yarraville Village is this sweet spot. All icy treats are made in house, which makes Hello Gelo quite special. All the family favourites are here but it's the unique flavours that make this place great.
Everybody should believe in something, I believe I'll have another coffee. This quote is stuck up on the wall at Cup and Bean and so it should be. Kick back in this super cruisey cafe while the kiddos play in the inside 'grassy' little space created just for them.
Free baby cinos. We don't need to say anymore about this cafe but we will...... Delicious home made treats that will keep even the fussiest eaters happy. There's a selection of books to entertain the tykes whilst you savour the flavours.
Food trucks are ALWAYS a good idea.
Located on the banks of the Maribyrnong River within the Footscray Community Arts Centre, this cafe is an oasis among the industrial urbanscape. With plenty of toys and other children to keep your crew busy - this is a perfect relaxed option for the fam.
Situated right on The Strand in Williamstown this is the picture perfect place for a pit stop. The Coffee Shed's speciality is take away coffees (including babycinos!)
Trust Mamma, there is a massive choice of flavours at this long standing family run business. Perfectly situated in Williamstown's historic heart, the shop is roomy and offers good sized kiddie cones.
Still one of the best in the west!
For Mamma, before Motorino, pizza and pasta dining all got a bit a bit 'yawn' boring. Serving a more traditional style of Italian food, Motorino has put both pasta and pizza back on the menu. Totally dig the paper table clothes and crayons on each table. Hangman anyone?