Axil Coffee Roasters
All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast. With their seriously impressive breakfast menu and endless varieties of coffee, Axil Coffee Roasters will take you to cloud nine whenever you please.
Your new port for people watching. Grab a window-facing stool and look out at the passers-by on Auburn Road, or pull up a seat inside and gaze at the framed sailors decorating the walls. If the views don’t do it for you, the seasonally rotating menu and old world hospitality are sure to reel you in.
Rococo is an ambient, light-filled Italian restaurant offering rustic Italian fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Authentic pizza, pasta and antipasti are what Rococo has become known for, but their extensive drinks list and the calibre of service are both equally as impressive.
Behind the bright teal door on Church St lies The Woodsfolk, a bright and cheerful homewares store that has something for the whole family. Featured in publications such as The Design Files and Kinfolk Magazine, The Woodsfolk is currently enjoying some well-deserved buzz around it’s selection of globally curated gifts, homewares, stationary and art.
Central Gardens is the largest green space in the area. With a playground for the children and barbecue facilities for the adults, this is a place of relaxation and restoration; to spend time amongst family, green grass and golden sun.
The words ‘fresh baked’ have a special kind of nostalgic power, particularly when referring to cupcakes. Let Cupcake Central transport you back to the halcyon days of childhood with an indulgent range of flavours and that happy smell of baking.
If you have a soft spot for slow mornings and satisfying breakfasts, head over to Café Blac for abundant servings of both. Grab a coffee, open a book, and recharge your senses.
The Glenferrie Hotel
The iconic Glenferrie Hotel is a local favourite for good reason. Here, old world charm meets modern dining in a jovial setting that makes it impossible to say no to just one more pint.
Small Patch Wine Store
Small Patch Wine Store stocks a carefully selected range of drops suitable for both everyday and special occasions - with a clear disclaimer that ‘special occasion’ is a term used very loosely. Make your own anytime, matching a radiant sunset with a well-paired sparkling on your balcony.
Hawthorn Aquatic & Leisure
If you want to focus on you, your health and your fitness, then Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre is the place to be. The facilities here cater to all ages and levels of fitness, with fully trained staff always on-hand to help you reach your training goals.
Bay City Burrito
Bay City Burrito claim to be purveyors of ‘the best damn burrito this side of the Pacific,’ and who are we to disagree. Combine fresh, bright salads with tender, juicy meat then wrap it in a soft tortilla blanket and you’ve got yourself a good time.
Switched-on locals flock to Knead Bakers to stock their pantry and their bellies with fresh loaves and buttery pastries. Either take some baked goods home with you, or enjoy a rustic lunch in the glow of the bakers’ hospitality.
Hokey Curator stocks a carefully edited selection of local and international brands. Racks of eclectic statement pieces are sure to please anyone with an eye for detail, while the considered interior design makes for a sophisticated shopping experience.
A house is a home when the table is set with flowers. Troubador Flowers offers an intoxicating mix of colours, aromas and arrangements, with floristry offerings changing everyday. Treat yourself or a friend to a universe of sensory delight, wrapped in brown paper.
Hawthorn Tennis Club
Hawthorn Tennis Club combines fitness and sociability in a community-oriented environment that helps you both to get fit and meet your neighbours. Professional courts welcome social hits and competitive matches, as well as qualified coaching for rising tennis stars.
Gibson Wine Bar
Gibson Wine Bar is helping to make life brighter, one quality drop at a time. This Euro-style corner bar in Hawthorn has continental charm down to a fine art, backed up by one of the best boutique beer and wine menus in Melbourne.
Not all juice is created equal. Cold pressed juice is the new darling of the health food world, and Pressed Juice has cornered the market. Their extensive range of juices offers not just wholesome nourishment, but a world of flavour combinations that you wouldn’t have thought of in your wildest dreams.
1st Product is the holy grail of mens’ style in Hawthorn. With a selection that spans the established and the yet-to-be-discovered brands of mens’ streetwear, this store has achieved what most stores fail to manage: mixing good taste and good times.
Knowledge is Power. Bialik College, Carey Baptist Grammar School, Melbourne Girls Grammar, Melbourne Grammar School, Methodist Ladies College, Ruyton Girls School, Scotch College, St. Catherine’s School, St. Kevin’s College, Swinburne University, Trinity Grammar School and Xavier College.
It’s okay to stay in your sanctuary. But if circumstances pull you away, nearby transport options will easily get you there and back again. Hawthorn Station takes you to Melbourne CBD, or Alamein, Lilydale and Belgrave in the other direction. No.75 tram runs from Docklands to Vermont South via Melbourne CBD.