A Guide to the Inner West


A diverse, welcoming community

Altona North is defined by the people who call it home. Locals and visitors alike share in the same sense of discovery when they stumble across a newly opened spot to eat, or uncover a hidden gem that has been around for generations.

The Fabric Inner West Guide

A local favourite: Rockabye Candy

Every great eatery should have a specialty dish, and at this understated cafe on Pier Street, The Rock A Bye is our brunch of choice.

A taste of Texas

Indulge your love for Texas-style brisket, short rib, pork belly and beef with a peppery crust that falls apart on your plate at Burn City Test Kitchen in South Kingsvillle.

Everything you need

Track down the same passata that Nonna uses, or that specialty rose water you’ve been searching for at Sacca’s Fine Foods continental grocery and deli.



An undiscovered beauty

The Newport Lakes Reserve is a peaceful reserve that sits just around the corner from The Fabric, boasting plenty of electric barbecues, picnic spaces, a dog park, play equipment, two big lakes and a nature trail.

Cycling the Inner West

Enjoy a scenic bike ride along the Maribyrnong River, from Altona North past Footscray Community Arts Centre. Ride north towards Essendon, or south to Williamstown Beach.

For Every Body

Family-friendly in every sense, Bayfit leisure has it all. Enjoy a relaxing steam, a spin class, take lessons for beginners, or swim a few laps in the 10-lane 25-metre pool.