Village Cantina in Ballarat Street, Yarraville, is for sale.
The agent’s listing points out that buyers will have the opportunity “to continue current cuisine or redevelop into a hipster café”.
A few doors along, and also on Ballarat Street, Naked Egg (in the premises formerly filled by Hausfrau) is now doing dinners, the menu featuring a line-up of solid, old-school Italian dishes at good prices.
At the other end of Ballarat Street in the village, Friend or Pho will soon be licensed.
On Barkly Street in Footscray, right next to Ames, will soon be an bar/emporium of the craft beer variety.
It’ll be called Bar Josephine.
Also on Barkly, right next to Nando’s, the big, new Indian place Sankranti has furniture in the house – but it still looks like a lot of work is to be done.
Nonetheless, one of the chefs told me they’re planning on an October 10 opening.
Big is definitely not better in the world of CTS, of course, but I am looking forward to taking this place – and its massive menu – for a spin.
On Nicholson Street in Footscray, Cafe D’Afrique is a coffee/food stalwart of the African scene.
It is closed for renovations – we’ll be very interested to see what eventuates.
Across the road, at the entrance to the Footscray Hub, Kulan Eatery has opened.
It is a halal place that is offering a line-up of Footscray-themed burgers.
CTS soon try!
At Harrington Square in Altona, Waffee is closed for renovations.
The spot next to the Maltese cakey establishment Borg’s will soon be an ice-cream shop – though CTS has been unable to discover, yet, if it is going to be gelati or regular ice-cream, or whether it will be house-made or of the more commercial and/or brought in variety.
Also opening at Harrington Square, in the premises formerly occupied by Altona Curry House, is Birdcage Altona Cafe.