Footscray's Ethiopian restaurants light up Melbourne's African food scene. With its large student community and diverse population, it's not really a surprise to find so many exceptional restaurants in Melbourne's Footscray area. If you're the kind of foodie who loves to explore different world cuisines, it's an amazing place to be. For instance, Footscray hosts some of Melbourne's finest Ethiopian restaurants. Places like Abesha serve up authentic injera sourdough breads and beautifully seasoned lamb and beef dishes, while the platters at Dinknesh Lucy are a delicious introduction to food from the Horn of Africa.