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.

Penang Coffee House

Restaurant

Delicious cheap dining.

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.

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The Kilburn

Bar

Step in and sample more than 600 whiskies.

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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.