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West 48, Footscray, AU-VIC

West 48

4.6
4.6
26 Reviews
$40 and under
Modern Australian

In the heart of Footscray, we have been serving our guests great coffee and hearty meals since 2012. Our decayed industrial interior and bustling atmosphere provides a welcoming space to dine and indulge in good company.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch
    Mon 8:00 am–2:00 pm
    Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9362 7960

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Footscray

  • Cross street

    Summerhill Road

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Main

  • ToastA$7.00

    sourdough toast with butter & your choice of vegemite, peanut butter or strawberry jam + gluten free bread - $2

    • Eggs on ToastA$11.00

      poached, scrambled or fried eggs on sourdough with tomato relish

      • GranolaA$9.00

        w vanilla bean yoghurt & berries

        • Maple WaffleA$16.50

          w toffee bacon, pistachio almond crumble & mascarpone

          • AvocadoA$19.00

            w feta, cherry tomatoes, chilli, coriander & a poached egg on toasted sourdough

            • Corn FrittersA$22.00

              3 corn fitters w smashed avo, feta, chilli & coriander, a poached egg & your choice of smoked salmon, bacon or mushrooms

              • Chilli Scrambled EggsA$18.50

                w crispy chilli infused olive oil & sujuk on sourdough

                • Our BennyA$19.00

                  w bacon, halloumi & two poached eggs on potato hash with hollandaise

                  • Mushroom StackA$17.50

                    w halloumi, fried egg, onion relish, & manchego on sourdough

                    • Pulled Beef BrisketA$19.50

                      on hash browns with pickled cabbage, poached egg & hollandaise

                      • Sesame Scrambled TofuA$19.00

                        w mushrooms, sautéed greens, pickled ginger & carrot, crispy shallots, peanuts & brown rice

                        • Brunch BowlA$21.00

                          w edamame, wakame, avocado, crispy nori & sesame, pickled ginger & kewpie mayo on rice with your choice of tofu, smoked salmon, crispy chicken or salt & pepper calamari

                          • Cheese BurgerA$17.00

                            w a wagyu beef pattie, American cheddar, mustard, ketchup, gherkin mayo and confit leek with fries

                            • Fried Chicken BurgerA$17.00

                              w chipotle aioli, American cheddar, slaw and fries

                              • Basket of FriesA$8.00

                                add mayo or ketchup

                                Extras

                                • Extras#1A$1.00

                                  vegemite/peanut butter/strawberry jam/tomato sauce

                                  • Extras#2A$2.00

                                    mayo/crispy chilli oil/tomato relish/onion relish

                                    • Extras#3A$3.00

                                      egg/grilled tomato/sautéed spinach/hash brown

                                      • Extras#4A$4.50

                                        sautéed mushroom/feta/halloumi

                                        • Extras#5A$5.00

                                          avocado/sujuk/bacon/polish sausage/smoked salmon

                                          Deli Sandwiches

                                          • Ham & Cheese / Tomato & Cheese CroissantA$9.00

                                            • Egg & Bacon RollA$12.00

                                              w bbq sauce, mayo & American cheddar + Hash brow $3

                                              • Pecorino RollA$13.00

                                                fried egg, spinach, pecorino cheese, & aioli

                                                • Turkish RollA$12.00

                                                  w sujuk, scrambled egg, feta, coriander, fresh chilli & tomato relish

                                                  • Ham Cheese Tomato ToastieA$9.00

                                                    • Mushroom & Three Cheese ToastieA$12.00

                                                      sautéed mushroom, cream cheese, manchego, halloumi & onion relish

                                                      • Cheese Royal ToastieA$11.50

                                                        aged cheddar, Marcel Comte & gouda w pickled onion

                                                        • Breaky WrapA$11.50

                                                          bacon, fried egg, cheddar, tomato relish, mayo & baby spinach

                                                          • Breaky BagelA$10.00

                                                            bacon, fried egg, cream cheese, cheddar & tomato relish

                                                            • Egg Mayo BagelA$10.00

                                                              w cheddar & chive

                                                              • Smoked Salmon BagelA$10.00

                                                                w dill cream cheese, capers, cucumber & pickled onion

                                                                • Chicken & Avo BagelA$10.00

                                                                  • Poached Chicken & Mayo FocacciaA$13.50

                                                                    w cheddar & baby spinach

                                                                    • Mediterranean FocacciaA$14.50

                                                                      w chilli sopressa, marinated vegetables & cheddar

                                                                      • Pastrami FocacciaA$14.50

                                                                        w gherkin mayo, pickle & cheddar

                                                                        • SchnitzA$15.00

                                                                          w American cheddar, slaw & tomato on brioche

                                                                          • B.L.TA$13.50

                                                                            w bacon, ice berg lettuce & tomato

                                                                            • Brisket RollA$16.50

                                                                              w American cheddar & slaw

                                                                              Kids

                                                                              • ToastA$5.00

                                                                                sourdough toast with butter & your choice of vegemite, peanut butter or strawberry jam + gluten free bread - $2

                                                                                • Eggs on ToastA$8.00

                                                                                  poached, scrambled or fried egg on toasted sourdough with tomato relish

                                                                                  • Cheese MeltA$6.00

                                                                                    cheddar cheese melted over toasted sourdough

                                                                                    Drinks

                                                                                    • Allpress Espresso CoffeeA$3.50

                                                                                      • Batch Brew CoffeeA$5.00

                                                                                        • Hot ChocolateA$5.50

                                                                                          • Chamellia TeaA$4.50

                                                                                            English breakfast / earl grey / china sencha / peppermint / lemongrass & ginger

                                                                                            • Prana Chai TeaA$5.50

                                                                                              • Vietnamese Iced CoffeeA$4.50

                                                                                                double espresso on ice with condensed milk

                                                                                                • Iced Coffee / Iced Chocolate / Iced MochaA$6.00

                                                                                                  • MilkshakesA$7.00

                                                                                                    chocolate / strawberry / vanilla / caramel / salted caramel espresso / maple

                                                                                                    • SmoothiesA$9.50

                                                                                                      tropical / berry / green

                                                                                                      • Cold Press JuiceA$8.50

                                                                                                        pink / green / tropical

                                                                                                        • Sunzest Organic JuiceA$5.00

                                                                                                          orange / apple

                                                                                                          • Coca-ColaA$4.50

                                                                                                            regular / sugar free / sprite / lift / fanta

                                                                                                            • AntipodesA$5.00

                                                                                                              still or sparkling mineral water

                                                                                                              Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                                                                              What 26 people are saying

                                                                                                              Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                              Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                                                              4.6
                                                                                                              4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                              • 4.6Food
                                                                                                              • 4.7Service
                                                                                                              • 4.6Ambience
                                                                                                              • 4.3Value

                                                                                                              NoiseModerate

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                                                                                                              1. MT

                                                                                                                MacToms

                                                                                                                Melbourne

                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                                overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                Best coffee I've had in a long time. The food is great as is the service, can't wait to return.

                                                                                                              2. SG

                                                                                                                SerbulentG

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                The people were so nice, polite and accommodating. The food was delicious. All you should be expecting is given by West 48.

                                                                                                              3. EL

                                                                                                                EvaL

                                                                                                                Victoria

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                2.0

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                overall2food4service1ambience3

                                                                                                                We were seated quickly. When our order was taken it took 2.5 hours for it to come out. They forgot to put our order in. We watched others who came after us receive their food. We weren’t checked on at all the whole time.

                                                                                                              4. CJ

                                                                                                                CreativeJim

                                                                                                                Melbourne

                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                Dined on April 19, 2022

                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                The food was yummy & the staff were great - very attentive & polite. Will definitely go again :)

                                                                                                              5. WH

                                                                                                                WhitneyH

                                                                                                                Melbourne

                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                Dined on March 13, 2022

                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                Love heading to West48, even since moving further away, we make a point of returning whenever we can :) great food, service and vibes! Highly recommend.

                                                                                                              6. JD

                                                                                                                JoanneD

                                                                                                                Melbourne

                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                Dined on March 6, 2022

                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                Great place for brunch! Will be back to try other things on the menu.

                                                                                                              7. CS

                                                                                                                CindyS

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                Dined on February 4, 2022

                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                Great cafe to grab a coffee and a meal. Always so busy and it has such a great atmosphere. I come back here over and over.

                                                                                                              8. OT

                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                Mexico City

                                                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                                                Dined on February 4, 2022

                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                The best service in the west, love seeing this place busy and thriving again.

                                                                                                              9. OT

                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                1.0

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                Dined on February 4, 2022

                                                                                                                overall1food1service5ambience5

                                                                                                                The corn fritter stack was appalling. I’ve eaten it there before and it was amazing. This time it was like a deep fried corn bhaji. Hardly any avocado. Wasn’t worth the price at all. I was still hungry after.

                                                                                                              10. s

                                                                                                                shav

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                Dined on January 30, 2022

                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                lovely cafe with great staff and consistently amazing food !

                                                                                                              11. JM

                                                                                                                JonathanM

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                Dined on January 14, 2022

                                                                                                                overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                Great, easy place to dine. One of the best eggs benny I've ever had.

                                                                                                              12. OT

                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                Dined on January 9, 2022

                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                Lovely staff, fantastic food and their black coffee has me coming back

                                                                                                              13. CO

                                                                                                                CindyO

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                Dined on December 8, 2021

                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                I would highly recommend West 48 for any occassion

                                                                                                              14. JH

                                                                                                                JaneH

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                Dined on December 7, 2021

                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                Always love coming to west 48. Food and atmosphere is great.

                                                                                                              15. LW

                                                                                                                LizzyW

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                Dined on November 26, 2021

                                                                                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                We enjoyed our meal and the coffee was very good.

                                                                                                              16. s

                                                                                                                shivpark

                                                                                                                Melbourne

                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                Dined on November 6, 2021

                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                Hands down my favourite cafe in the West! My partner and I have taken many of our friends to West 48 as we know we'll always be in for some amazing food and excellent coffee. If you're heading there over a weekend, You should definitely book ahead. Service is always friendly and prompt. I could not recommend this cafe more highly.

                                                                                                              17. PR

                                                                                                                PamR

                                                                                                                Victoria

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                Dined on November 5, 2021

                                                                                                                overall3food3service4ambience2

                                                                                                                Requested inside seating and were seated outside! Stools uncomfortable, very cluttered sidewalk with patrons waiting for orders so our dining experience was not pleasant

                                                                                                              18. KB

                                                                                                                KylieB

                                                                                                                Melbourne

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                Dined on October 27, 2021

                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                Great food, reasonable prices. Nice relaxed environment.

                                                                                                              19. S

                                                                                                                Sunshinegal

                                                                                                                Melbourne

                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                Dined on October 23, 2021

                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                Was lovely to dine in again at west 48. The food is always delicious with my favourite being the eggs Benny with mushrooms.

                                                                                                              20. A

                                                                                                                Anonymous

                                                                                                                Melbourne

                                                                                                                7 reviews

                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                7 reviews

                                                                                                                Dined on June 30, 2021

                                                                                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                Excellent service and atmosphere with great menu, thank you!

                                                                                                              21. OT

                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                Brisbane

                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                Dined on June 19, 2021

                                                                                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                5 of us came for breakfast and was thoroughly enjoyed.... Only complaint was the brisket dish was a little small.... Other than that great food, generous services.... Great service.... And most importantly great coffee

                                                                                                              22. OT

                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                Melbourne

                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                Dined on May 9, 2021

                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                Waiter was super friendly humorous and added to the dining experience. The food & coffee was great!

                                                                                                              23. R

                                                                                                                Rita

                                                                                                                Melbourne

                                                                                                                17 reviews

                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                17 reviews

                                                                                                                Dined on January 22, 2021

                                                                                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                Love the food and super friendly service. Ability to book is great and hope that stays available as an option.

                                                                                                              24. SC

                                                                                                                SusanC

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                Dined on January 16, 2021

                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                Had a delicious brunch at west 48 which was pumping as usual! Excellent service from the unflappable staff

                                                                                                              25. LR

                                                                                                                LeanneR

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                Dined on January 8, 2021

                                                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                Lovely day, good food and service. A most enjoyable time spent on the shaded outside seats.

                                                                                                              26. OT

                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                Melbourne

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                Dined on December 18, 2020

                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                Staff are ALWAYS friendly, chill atmosphere and amazingly yummy food! 😋

                                                                                                              Safety precautions

                                                                                                              • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                                • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                                • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                                                • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                                • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                                                • Contactless payment available
                                                                                                              • Physical distancing

                                                                                                                • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                                                                              • Screening

                                                                                                                • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                                                                                • Contact tracing information collected

                                                                                                              FAQs

                                                                                                              You can order delivery directly from West 48 using the Order Online button. West 48 also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9362 7960.

                                                                                                              West 48 is rated 4.6 stars by 26 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                              Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                                                              Google Map for West 48

                                                                                                              48 Essex Street Footscray, AU-VIC 3011

                                                                                                              Additional information

                                                                                                              • Cross street

                                                                                                                Summerhill Road

                                                                                                              • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                Footscray

                                                                                                              • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                Brunch
                                                                                                                Mon 8:00 am–2:00 pm
                                                                                                                Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm

                                                                                                              • Cuisines

                                                                                                                Modern Australian

                                                                                                              • Dining style

                                                                                                                Casual Dining

                                                                                                              • Dress code

                                                                                                                Smart Casual

                                                                                                              • Parking details

                                                                                                                Street Parking

                                                                                                              • Payment options

                                                                                                                AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                              • Additional

                                                                                                                Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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