harley & rose, west footscray

Mamma is a sucker for a wood fired pizza! Pop some top quality toppings on a crisp tasty base add in those charcoal undertones only a wood fired oven can produce and drool! Oh and the Lamb meatballs and side salads - yum!

Harley and Rose has filled the gap nicely in the Italian inspired West Footscray dining space. Mamma says it is a relaxed experience with tasty food, swift service, a kids menu and an activity pack to get you (and the kids!) through your meal. 

There is a small 'bottle-o' attached to the bar too in case you want to take a cheeky six pack or a bottle of wine home.

Mamma's special mentions: It is located across the road from the West Footscray library which is handy for a lunchtime visit on a Friday! There is even a Storytime sesh here on a Friday (during school terms)


the nitty gritty

Tuesday - Thursday
4pm - late
Friday - Sunday
11:30am - Late

572 Barkly St
West Footscray

eye candy gelato bar, altona

You can never have too much ice cream! Especially ice cream that tastes like this. 

You can get all the usual faves here like salted caramel, chocolate, strawberry ice creams. Mamma was not disappointed to find they don't serve that bright blue bubblegum flavour here - you know the one....the kids ALWAYS pick it and then get it on everything PLUS those delicious sorbets - yes including a chocolate one! Yum!

Mamma loves the space here too - lots of light and tables to have your ice cream in house or of course you can take it with you on the way to the Altona Beach which is literally a 1 minute walk that-away → unless your facing the shop then it's more ← way.....anyway - it's real close, you can't miss it.

Mamma's special mentions: The Eye Candy Gelato Bar is located in the Rockabye Candy Cafe and right across from Logan Reserve - a perfect spot for a play.

the nitty gritty

I can't find the damn hours!

If you know them or can find them - let Mamma know!






34 Pier St
Altona V

Eye Candy Gelato bar - Mamma Knows West

bad love club, footscray

Mamma joined the Bad Love Club a while back and Mamma says it is the kind of place that beckons you back with a promise of decadent chocolate pie, smooth creamy coffee and great service.

So - this cafe in the main street of Footscray has wonderful bright groovy decor, kick butt coffee, heart warming jaffles, ridiculous good granola, tasty shakes by day and don't get me started on the 'night time' offerings that include all the baked goody goodness to compliment your 'bar' bevvy choice.

So jaffles and coffee in the am and baked goods and bar in the pm.

Essentially this is the kind of place that offers comfort food to soothe whatever is ailing you. Heart, soul or tummy!

Mamma's special mentions: . You are right across the road from the Footscray Market - so zoot in for a shop afterwards.

the nitty gritty

Monday - closed
Tuesday 6am - 2pm
Wed and Thursday
6am - 2pm. 5pm - 11pm
Friday and Saturday
6am - 2pm. 5pm - 1pm
8am - 2pm. 5pm - 11pm

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Shop 5/68-82 Hopkins St