FUN FOR 50


    By Misty Klovekorn

    What fun can you have in the west for $50? Share your local adventures with us for a chance to be profiled. 


    Rudimentary – $12.10 (Soy Cap & fresh Juice)

    We started off with a coffee and a juice at a pumping sustainable hipster cafe made from three shipping containers. The food here also looked incredible and it was nice to see that they had completely compostable take-away coffee cups for those on the go.


    Barkly St – Free

    Took a stroll past the golden square and down Barkly street. We admired all the various people enjoying the sun and setting up for lunch in their restaurants.


    French Baguette Cafe – $17 (2 Bahn Mi’s)

    No visit to Footscray is complete without a visit to the iconic French Baguette Cafe, located on the corner of Albert street and Barkly street. Here we indulged in a fresh Bahn mi with the hottest chilli I’ve ever had in my life.


    Bread top – $7.50 (2 buns)

    Dessert is a necessity, so we stopped off at the infamous Breadtop for a coconut bun and a red bean and matcha bun.



    Footscray Park – Free

    We took a stroll down to Footscray park and walked past the beautiful botanicals to the open grass area overlooking the Maribyrnong river, where we ate our Bahn Mi and dessert then proceeded to lay in the sun.


    Footscray Community Arts Centre – Free

    After our rest at the park, we hit up our last spot, the Footscray Community Arts Centre to check out the latest exhibit, “What I wish I’d told you”. The location was awesome, with lots of areas to sit and relax as well as the Myrtle cafe, which looked like a nice spot for coffee.



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