Restaurants

Ocha

Restaurant

We recommend you make a booking at this bustling modern-Japanese restaurant. Even though Ocha opened back in 2011, it's still to this day a difficult task to get a walk-in table here on a weekend.

Hakata Gensuke Hawthorn

Restaurant

A seriously supreme ramen shop.

Piquancy

Restaurant

Modern Indian cuisine from the cousins behind St Kilda’s Babu Ji.

Santoni Pizza Bar

Restaurant

Authentic Italian and a three-storey view of Glenferrie Road.

Cafes

Axil Coffee Roasters

Cafe

A cafe and roastery by a couple with serious coffee credentials, including an Australian barista championship.

Bawa

Cafe

A cafe collaboration by a bunch of the best, doing more than your average flat white.

Cop Shop Espresso

Cafe

A hole-in-the-wall cafe with doughnuts and discounts for students and police.

Liar Liar

Cafe

The first serious coffee destination in Hawthorn.

Hawthorn Common

Cafe

A spacious cafe with a DIY attitude.

Knead Bakers

Cafe

Grab an organic baguette to go, or stay for a full breakfast.

Bars

Vaporetto

Bar

A Venetian-style wine bar beneath Lido Cinemas.

Book a Table

The Kilburn

Bar

Step in and sample more than 600 whiskies.

Book a Table

Shops

Grand Laguna

Shop

A classic Asian grocer with a focus on Southeast Asian products and produce. (But there's also a surprisingly deep line-up of Latin American products, too.)

Piccolina Gelateria Hawthorn

Shop

With secret family recipes dating back over 100 years, Piccolina Gelateria does fresh and simple Italian gelato made the old-fashioned way.

Hokey Curator

Shop

A smart, feminine boutique in Hawthorn, peppered with statement pieces, accessories and causal wear.

Peony Haute Parfumerie

Shop

A fragrance fantasyland.

A la Plage

Shop

A most comprehensive swimwear boutique.

The Woodsfolk

Shop

A touch of whimsy in Hawthorn.