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Footscray Ice Cream Co is Scoopin’ in the West

Footscray Ice Cream Co has arrived in Melbourne’s western suburbs and it does exactly what it says on the tin. The Footscray ice cream shop (next to Up in Smoke) has a giant mural emblazoned on the wall facing Hopkins Street and they are scooping delicious ice cream and sorbets by the folks behind the Woodend Ice Cream Co.

Footscray Ice Cream Co Street Signage

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As Woodend Ice Cream Co is an ice cream company based in the Macedon Ranges, Footscray Ice Cream Co‘s ice creams are hand-churned daily at Woodend and ferried down the Calder Highway.

Woman Scooping Ice Cream At Footscray Ice Cream Co

The menu changes regularly depending on the season. All of their small-batch ice cream flavours use ingredients sourced locally as much as possible.

Footscray Ice Cream Co Menu Board

Their most popular flavours currently? The staff tell me it’s a dead heat between the mascarpone caramelised fig and chocolate cheesecake brownie. What can I say – clearly inner westies have a sophisticated palate!

Footscray Ice Cream Co Flavours In Fridge Cabinet

But don’t worry if you’re a classicist. You can still get a vanilla ice cream flecked with real vanilla bean seeds, a fresh and zingy strawberry and a rich, dark chocolate.

Strawberry Ice Cream From Footscray Ice Cream Co

For those with dietary requirements, there’s a large selection of dairy-free sorbets and gluten-free waffle cones if you need. Or even cookies if ice cream isn’t your thing (gasp!).

Footscray Ice Cream Co Ice Cream Cookies

If you’re celebrating a special occasion you can also order an ice cream cake online for pickup in 48 hours. Their ice cream cakes combine one or two of any of their flavours and serves 4-6 people generously starting from $50.


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Footscray Ice Cream Co Interior

The ice cream shop has some indoor seating, with high stools overlooking Hopkins Street and some tables, plus more small low outdoor tables (which are shaded depending on the time of day). Or you can buy a takeaway tub of ice cream with your choice of flavours to enjoy at home!

If you need a toilet you can access them via the outdoor beer garden of the bar next door and there you will also find a disabled toilet with a change table.

Girl Eating Ice Cream Outside Footscray Ice Cream Co

While parking is in short supply in the vicinity, Footscray Ice Cream Co is just a short walk from Footscray Train Station and the Dynon Road bus stop. And no doubt they’re waiting for the thousands of residents to move into the nearby high rises.


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Work up an appetite at Footscray Park Playground or Quarry Park Footscray


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About Joyce Watts

Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned serial entrepreneur.

As well as being the founder of TOT: HOT OR NOT she helps businesses with their SEO, email marketing & social media as BrightSmart.com.au; she owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au and develops and produces creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com. She used to publish another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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