Rudimentary is a café and community space that aims to contribute to the transformation and evolution of a vibrant and culturally rich part of Melbourne and break the current trend of high rise developments.

Rudimentary started with an idea to transform an unused lot of land into something of significance for the area of Footscray. The lot had been in the family for over a decade but had never been more than an unofficial car park. With a limited budget and the need to construct from scratch, it was decided to create a business that was simple and could be adapted for future use. Instead of following the current trend of high rise developments – with no zest or life – we wanted to create a welcoming community space.

The name Rudimentary is derived from the idea that simple building blocks – whether it may be fresh produce, shipping containers, or recycled materials – could be used to create something more than the sum of their parts. The name was chosen early in the project and created the overarching business/design philosophy.



Mon – Fri, 7:30 am – 3:30 pm
Sat – Sun, 8 am – 3:30 pm

Kitchen closes 3:00pm everyday



  • Accessible by wheelchair
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Parking
  • Suitable for Families with children
  • Suitable for Functions
  • Suitable for Groups of 10



  • Wheelchair Accessible Restaurant
  • Accessible Bathroom


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