Café Terroni is a quant Italian venue located in the heart of Yarraville. The intimate dining room paired with attentive staff and classic home-styled Southern Italian fare makes this restaurant our top choice when visiting the area. As soon as you enter, it feels as if you have been transported to another place and time. It is cozy and comfortable, exactly like being in an Italian home for dinner. Specials are written in chalk, the dining area is relaxed and meals exceed expectations. The food is good here; it is simple and fresh, seasonal ingredients are used. The pasta is homemade and all of the menu items are authentically Italian. You can taste the effort that has been put into every dish, so sit back, have a nice glass of wine and enjoy.
Café Terroni, 18 Ballarat St, Yarraville, VIC, Australia, + 61 3 9687 8011
This modern Australian cafe is conveniently located directly across from the Sun Theatre in historic Yarraville. Led by Chef Reggie Webb formally of Circa, the breakfast, brunch and lunch fare is refined from quality ingredients. Cornershop has courtyard and street seating, but patrons can also sit inside on cooler days. Their coffee is excellent, the bar is fully stocked and servers help keep up with demand. Cornershop gets busy on weekends, but their food and coffee are good quality.
Cornershop, 11 Ballarat St, Yarraville, VIC, Australia, + 61 3 9689 0052
Seddon Deadly Sins
Yarraville’s neighbor, Seddon, also has a few decent spots to check out. Notably, Seddon Deadly Sins serves comforting breakfasts and a list of lunch options and toasted Turkish pides. They have good coffee, outdoor seating and wine — all the right ingredients for an enjoyable meal.
Seddon Deadly Sins, 148 Victoria St, Seddon, VIC, Australia, + 61 3 9689 3092
The Mozzarella Bar
A place worth checking out in Seddon is The Mozzarella Bar. This Italian restaurant offers pizza, pasta and mains at affordable prices. They source their specialty cheeses from That’s Amore Cheese in Thomastown who are renowned for their exceptional products. When visiting, make sure to have the Burrata as a starter. It is rich, creamy and will change the way you look at Italian cheese forever. Open daily from midday until late, this is our pick for an evening dining option in Seddon.
The Mozzarella Bar, 103 Victoria St, Seddon, VIC, Australia, + 61 3 9687 0097
In Seddon, Common Galaxia is a hip coffee haven with modern innovative breakfast fare and caffeine supplied by Seven Seeds. Common Galaxia use the best of seasonal ingredients to create satisfying dishes. This trendy cafe gets busy on weekends, so get there early.
Common Galaxia, 3/130 Victoria St, Seddon, VIC, Australia, + 61 3 9689 0309
Acqua e Vino
Overlooking Yarraville’s Ballarat St, Acqua e Vino’s elegant dining room is home to a restaurant and wine bar. The dining room itself is beautifully set in a time when attention to detail mattered. Their leather couches; warm fireplace and tasteful decor provide the perfect atmosphere to indulge in tapas or sample from their well-thought out wine list. They often have entertainment and also have an interesting cocktail list.
Acqua e Vino, 18a Ballarat St, Yarraville, VIC, Australia, + 61 3 9687 9006
This Mexican restaurant offers good food that satisfies. Their menu has a range of impressive soft shell corn tortilla tacos with shredded beef, spicy prawns or BBQ tofu. They also have a good selection of entradas, quesadillas, burritos and other Mexican fare. They have a solid drinks menu with 100% Agave Margaritas, Mexican Beer and they even serve Two Birds Taco Beer which is quite fitting. The food isn’t rushed, so do not come expecting a quick meal. If you are looking for a traditional Mexican joint while in town this is not a bad stopping point.
Village Cantina, 30 Ballarat St, Yarraville, VIC, Australia, + 61 3 9689 8000
As a Yarraville institution, the Alfa Bakehouse serves freshly baked goods daily. They provide catering, coffee as well as sit-in and courtyard dining. They have also recently opened a Seddon location at 97 Victoria Street. Diners have eat-in or takeaway options and the bakehouse prides themselves on meeting the needs of those in the morning rush. Their food is fresh, delicious, affordable and served quickly.
Alfa Bakehouse, 42 Anderson St, Yarraville, VIC, Australia, + 61 3 9687 6483
For artisan wood-fired pizzas, L’uccellino’s in Yarraville has all of the traditional options. They focus on one thing and do it well. They offer a minimal starters menu, but the majority of their options are simply wholesome pizzas. Their menu is honest and their ingredients make for delicious dining. They are open nightly for business.
L’uccellino, 20 Ballarat St, Yarraville, VIC, Australia, + 61 3 9689 9788
At 43 Thai Restaurant
At 43 Thai Restaurant in Yarraville is a versatile Thai restaurant offering a range of traditional Thai options at night. They also double up as a cafe during the day — you can get your coffee and pad Thai under the same roof. They operate daily from 7:30am until 10:00pm in order to meet every customer need for breakfast and dinner. At 43 has appetizing food options at all times throughout the day and can satisfy a range of food preferences.
At 43, 43 Anderson St, Yarraville, VIC, Australia, + 61 3 9687 1198