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The Top 10 Places To Satisfy Your Food Cravings In Altona, Melbourne

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Updated: 4 December 2016
Located in Melbourne’s west, bayside neighborhood Altona has picturesque beaches, local cafés and weekly markets.  There are a number of delicious and affordable food options for visitors too; we’ve rounded up the 10 of the best.


Between 2 Buns

Between 2 Buns is Altona’s option offering a range of burgers, heavenly milkshakes, sundaes and, of course, cheesy fries with bacon and chili optional upgrades. Between 2 Buns has outside seating, serves quality cold beer and is reasonably priced.    

Between 2 Buns, 28 Pier St, Altona, VIC, Australia

Between 2 Buns | © Stephen Barrett

Between 2 Buns | © Stephen Barrett

Sacca’s Fine Foods

Sacca’s Fine Foods is a gourmet grocer located in the basement of Altona Gate Shopping Centre.  They specialize in fresh produce, premium chocolate, deli meats and dairy.  Their produce is particularly impressive due to its freshness and the variety on offer.  They also offer a range of spices, olive oils, canned goods and pasta.

Sacca’s Fine Foods, Altona Gate Shopping Centre, 124-134 Millers Rd, Altona North, VIC, Australia, +61 3 9314 6644

Altona Fresh Fine Foods

A well-kept secret by locals, Altona Fresh, or 2nd Ave as it is often referred to, is a fine food grocer like no other.  This family run business has a prime delicatessen, a very impressive cheese selection, a range of premium olive oils and vinegars, organic fruits and veg, homemade baked goods and takeaway coffee to order.

Altona Fresh Fine Foods, 62-76 Second Avenue, Altona North, VIC, Australia, +61 3 9399 1390

Altona Fresh | © Stephen Barrett

Altona Fresh | © Stephen Barrett



Bezirk is a café located away off the main drag. The focus is on really good coffee and breakfast treats. They serve Campos Coffee and offer a range of espresso-based options as well as cold drip iced coffees and takeaway beans.  The dining options are breakfast based plates or small sweets, and all of their food is tasty and affordable.  

Bezirk, 1A Millers Rd, Altona, VIC, Australia, +61 3 9315 9012


Siam Secret Thai Restaurant

Located in Harrington Square behind tile mosaics and away from the main part of town, Siam Secret Thai Restaurant offers a range of Thai dishes to satisfy all tastes.  They offer delivery, takeaway, and eat-in options where diners can opt to BYOB, or order from their full bar. They have vegetarian options too.

Siam Secret Thai Restaurant, 24 Harrington Square, Altona, VIC, Australia, +61 3 9398 3330

Siam Secret Thai | © Stephen Barrett

Siam Secret Thai | © Stephen Barrett


Pier Street Charcoal Chicken

From street view, Pier Street Charcoal Chicken can be easily mistaken for a fast food locale, but hidden behind its neon signs is some excellent chicken. Dining options include whole rotisserie chicken cooked over charcoal with chips and the chicken roll is also a winner.

Pier Street Charcoal Chicken, 73 Pier St, Altona VIC, Australia, +61 3 9398 6119


Stella Pizza Café

A popular stopping spot for locals, Stella Pizza Café is at the heart of Pier Street.  The pizza is the item of choice here and they offer traditional and gourmet wood fired options for diners.  The portions are generous and this makes Stella a great choice for groups or family dinners.

Stella Pizza Cafe, 56 Pier St, Altona, VIC, Australia, +61 3 9398 8117

Stella | © Stephen Barrett

Stella | © Stephen Barrett


Pier 71 Bar e Cucina

From wood-fired pizzas, pasta and house made meatballs, Pier 71 is Altona’s Italian restaurant.  They have daily specials, a large back courtyard and a decent drinks list.  Their food is consistently good and prices are reasonable.

Pier 71 Bar e Cucina, 71 Pier St, Altona, VIC, Australia, +61 3 9398 8598

Pier71 | © Stephen Barrett

Pier71 | © Stephen Barrett


Sunset Thai

Sunset Thai offers a range of dishes for a reasonable price. The dining room is comfortable and the staff are attentive. Food is hot and made to order and all dishes arrive at a reasonable time. The prices are great for what you get and the food can satisfy any Thai craving.  

Sunset Thai, Shop 3, 117 Pier St, Altona, VIC, Australia, +61 3 9398 1356

Sunset Thai | © Stephen Barrett

Sunset Thai | © Stephen Barrett


Altona Beach Market

Altona Beach Market is held every Tuesday along Pier St. and in Logan Reserve.  This market features arts, crafts and local food.  Stalls sell free-range eggs, local honey and organic fresh produce.  The vendors are friendly and always happy to chat as they keep up with Altona’s relaxed and easygoing pace.

Altona Beach Market, Pier St, Altona, VIC, Australia