Restaurant and bakery Mama Lor (187 Watton St) is serving up a little slice of Filipino culture out in Werribee. A fresh selection of ube pandesal (Filipino bread rolls with a purple yam and cheese filling), hopia baboy (a pork-filled mooncake-like pastry), fudgy brownies, chocolate crinkles, pan de leche (milk buns) and more Filipino sweets and breads are pumped out from the venue’s in-house bakery daily. Then, the restaurant. Mama Lor stands out for its barbecue dishes — the very heart and soul of Filipino street-food culture.
If you've been to Werribee you've probably visited the Open Range Zoo or whiled the day away at Werribee Mansion – but there is so much more to this diverse destination. It's a bustling township bursting with eateries, scenic outdoor adventures and cultural attractions.
How do I get to Werribee?
It’s the end of the line for the eponymous southwest train line, but the suburb and its surrounding areas are just off the M1, so it's very easy to reach via car.
Keep heading west from Altona and you’ll end up in Werribee, which is also surrounded by Point Cook and Port Phillip Bay to the south. Hop back on the M1 and you’ll be in Geelong in 40 minutes.
Map of Werribee