By Stephanie Moutray-Read and Molly Roberts

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


    WEST48: $24.40

    We started with takeaway coffee and pastries at West48, a lovely sidewalk café down Essex Street. The pastries were delicious, and they also had a variety of sandwiches and rolls on offer. 



    We ate our pastries at the local dog park, where we were able to relax on a bench and watch dogs of all breeds run around and play. 


    DOSA HUT: $8

    Afterward we took a stroll through Wefo’s Barkly Village, admiring the stores, and went to Dosa Hut, who do amazing dosas and mango lassis. We each got a veggie samosa and sat on a bench down the street to enjoy them. 


    LIBRARY: $2

    The West Footscray Library is a wonderful place that caters to many community events and organisations. As part of one of their programs kids were invited to make zines, and present them in the zine vending machine where they can be bought for a dollar. We got two super cute zines that were wonderfully whimsical. 



    We then walked to Chestnut Tree, and looked through books, magazines, postcards, and vinyls, spotting The Westsider among the racks. We bought a writer’s journal called the Island, which has been wonderful to read in a quiet moment.

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