The old video store on the corner of Dennis street and Droop street has been undergoing a transformation. Passing it every day on my walk, I have been intrigued by the prospect of a new eatery in Footscray. The new, fun and funky 8bit opened sneakily tonight before its official opening tomorrow. We hot footed there to get our burger fill and check out the new kid on the block.
The light and bright interior is surprisingly spacious and there was plenty of room for our pram. We had a hard time deciding, but eventually ordered the 1 up Mushroom Burger and the 8bit with Cheese. The burger buns were soft on the inside and perfectly toasted on the outside. The mushroom burger with a succulent grilled Portobello, was crispy and while vegetarian, suprisingly meaty. We especially liked the peanut butter shake.
The staff were super friendly and helpful, even playing with our son while my husband checked out the arcade games. Speaking of which; little kids and big kids will be pleased to note that these are free to play and there are hundreds of old classics to choose from.
The venue is probably more suited to older kids as there are no highchairs, and while roomy, there wasn’t a change table in the restroom. However, it is a great place to go for a cheeky treat and the arcade games are bound to keep kids busy while the adults grab a bite. There are also milkshake flavours to please any fussy kid. I aim to try the strawberry cheesecake milkshake next.
8bit opens at 11 am every day and is open late till 11 pm.
Address: 8 Droop st, Footscray