Melbourne has so much to offer. I love experiencing new places and events and sharing them with you.
I have an interest in gluten free, vegan and vegetarian diets so I will let you know if you these can be catered for in my reviews.
Published July 8th 2012
Essex Street West Footscray, a premier location for housing, close to public transport, community parks to visit, and now a cafe destination with the discovery of West 48.
West 48 is bustling with patrons on the weekend. Some locals sitting near us were commenting that it is fast becoming too busy for them! Well, I hope we don't drive people away, because this is a cute but conscious cafe, that is set to become THE local.
Heirloom tomatoes and free range eggs - feature of this cafe
Free range eggs and heirloom vegetables are on the menu, this is a point of differentiation from other cafes we've visited lately. The menu notes that vegans and gluten free diets can be catered for which just gets me even more excited. But what about the coffee?
Coffee came out in what I would consider 70's style orange cups and saucers, and it was pretty good. The meals came out in a reasonable time, and were a good size. Tasty and no doubt from fresh produce.
The cafe feels warm, with long timber tables, (and smaller tables). Brickwork is exposed, as is some of the cabling, giving it an industrial edge. Old fashioned equipment, such as scales and an old suitcase and clock, books for the children and today's papers – it is these finishing touches that provide the homely familiar feel.
Breakfast is served all day and lunch from 11am. There are a number of readymade rolls, and plenty sweet things (to go with your coffee) in the display cabinet.
Great customer service and family friendly, this new cafe in the west is fast drawing attention of locals and tourists alike.