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AN IDYLLIC
LIFESTYLE

A heritage enclave filled with verdant parklands, tree-lined streets, historic mansions and covetable dining precincts, Hawthorn effortlessly intertwines the very best of urban and suburban living. Relish a culturally rich lifestyle with plenty of room to breathe in this picturesque pocket of the world.

VERDANT
SURROUNDS

Adorned in greenery from end-to-end, life in the 3122 postcode is as much about natural beauty as it is cosmopolitan delight. Lending itself to a leisurely, outdoor lifestyle, The Berkeley enjoys one of the suburb’s most sublime locations – situated within walking distance of manicured gardens, expansive reserves and scenic jogging paths

FAIRVIEW PARK, HAWTHORN CENTRAL GARDENS,
SMITH RESERVE, Yarra River.

Whether you’re looking for a quiet spot to retreat with a good book or somewhere to throw a ball around with your canine companion, Hawthorn has something for everyone when it comes to outdoor spaces. Just a 10-minute walk from home, Smith Reserve is a vast sporting oval offering an off-leash area for dogs, a myriad of picnic amenities and a shaded playground for the little ones. Fairview Park is just 10-minutes away too – a riverside oasis boasting historic trees and striking natural vistas. The perfect place for a picnic on a warm summer’s day, Central Gardens is also just a stone’s throw away, where manicured lawns and colourful flowerbeds form a leafy sanctuary from the hustle and bustle. With the famed Yarra River and accompanying trail both only a kilometre from home, opportunities for outdoor leisure are endless at The Berkeley.

DIVINE
DINING

With Glenferrie Road, Auburn Road and Burwood Road all close at hand, nights at The Berkeley are defined by culinary excellence and sensory indulgence.

Porgie & Mr.Jones, SANTINO PIZZA & BAR,
St.Cloud, TINTO.

If you’re umming and ahing over the perfect place for a dinner date, look no further than Santoni Pizza & Bar on Glenferrie Road. Spread out over three levels, the impressive rooftop boasts panoramic views of the surrounding streetscape; take them in over a slice of authentic wood fire pizza or an Aperol Spritz. Up on Burwood Road, Tinto is a favourite with Hawthorn locals, where flavourful Spanish share plates are served up among atmospheric and homely surrounds. If you’re not in the mood for European, St. Cloud is another surefire option. An upscale Vietnamese eatery with a stunning interior and plenty of culinary finesse, visit here for lunch, dinner or lively drinks fuelled by Asian-inspired cocktails.

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CULTURE

As one of Melbourne’s quintessential brunch destinations, a morning in Hawthorn is synonymous with the scent of freshly ground coffee beans. A bevy of sought-after cafes fill the streets, each one united by trendy interior design and the ability to produce a mouthwatering yet aesthetically pleasing brunch dish. Purchase your coffee from somewhere new every morning, with plenty of options located conveniently close to home.

BAWA, FINDERS KEEPERS,
Hawthorn common, SAINT HELEN

In the last decade, Hawthorn has evolved into one of Melbourne’s most sought-after brunch destinations – taking a leaf out of neighbouring Richmond’s book. Named after Sri Lankan Architect Geoffrey Bawa, BAWA on Burwood Road is a sunny, plant-filled eatery with a creative menu, beautiful interiors and some of Melbourne’s best coffee. A few doors down, Hawthorn Common is a spacious, bustling spot where you can score hearty brunch classics like their chilli baked eggs or rustic farmer’s breakfast. Just a 4-minute walk from The Berkeley, Finders Keepers is likely to become a home away from home for residents, a cosy little nook where specialty coffee combines with humble breakfasts and unrivalled service. And finally, there’s Saint Helen on Riversdale Road, an industrial-chic diner with a penchant for Middle Eastern-inspired fare.

Retail
Therapy

When it comes to shopping, Hawthorn is a beacon of fashion and fine food. High-end boutiques and chic homeware hubs combine with gourmet grocery stores and artisanal bakeries, forming a selection that caters as much to the fashionista as it does to the epicurean. The meeting place of convenience, abundance and style, the Hawthorn community couldn’t be more spoilt for choice.

Eco.D, HOMING INSTINCTS,
LAURENT BAKERY, RED FOX RUNS.

Situated on Glenferrie Road, a strip that has become renowned for its retail gems, ECO D. sits at the vanguard. Boasting a curated collection of wearable designer threads from brands like Cable, Jac+Jack and St.Agni, the store is a go-to for the discerning women of Hawthorn. Just 200m away from The Berkeley, Red Fox Runs is a trove of crafted homewares and sophisticated garments, with an in-house eatery if all the browsing tires you out. For all things gifts, Homing Instincts is a local treasure offering an electric array of pieces you won’t find elsewhere. There is something to be said for a suburb where even the food stores exude a palpable air of style – a sentiment epitomised by Laurent Bakery, where the bread, pastries and cakes are as beautiful as they are delicious.