unrivalled lifestyle
offerings in abundance

Historically rich, culturally vibrant and naturally abundant, Hawthorn leaves no stone unturned. From leisurely strolls amongst nature to lively dinner dates at critically-acclaimed restaurants, there's something for everyone in this harmonious pocket of Melbourne. Nestled beside plentiful Glenferrie Road, Arcade's residents are gifted with convenient access to all that makes this established neighbourhood so widely beloved.

An Oasis for Wining and Dining

Known for its extensive and diverse selection of eateries, Hawthorn has garnered a reputation for being one of Melbourne’s ultimate foodie destinations. Homely tapas bars, spacious Italian restaurants, coffee institutions and bustling bakeries – the 3122 postcode has it all, ensuring you’ll be spoilt for choice regardless of mood or occasion. With Arcade nestled beside Hawthorn’s thriving dining precinct, explore artisan blends of coffee beans, exotic flavours and some of the best wine in Australia, just by stepping out of your front door.

Left —Methodist Coffee
Right — Bawa
Santoni Pizzeria & Bar


248 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn VIC 3122

Paying homage to Henry Bawa – the father of ‘tropical modernism’ – BAWA Cafe is arguably Hawthorn’s most beloved brunch destination. Among cascading greenery, timber joinery and jungle themed prints, enjoy smashed avocado with a twist, pumpkin piadini or spicy shakshuka eggs. Meticulously brewed, the beans here are supplied by Dukes Coffee Roasters.

Methodist Coffee Roasters

408 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn VIC 3122

Housed with a heritage building on Burwood Road, Methodist is a bright and airy cafe with a boutique roastery out back. The menu utilises local produce, boasting hearty dishes imbued with old school charm. Think house-made ice-cream waffle and mushroom brioche French toast. Their coffee, however, is the main event, made with high grade, ethically sourced blends of beans.


798 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn VIC 3122

If you have a penchant for South American flavours and fresh sangria, prepare to become a regular at Lulo on Glenferrie Road. Perfect for lively get togethers and intimate catchups alike, the popular tapas spot is known for its friendly staff, warm atmosphere and flavourful list of share plates. Be sure to try the seafood cazuela Caribbean style bisque with prawns, fish, mussels & coconut.


555 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn VIC 3122

Tinto, which means ‘Red’ in español, is another vibrant Spanish eatery in Hawthorn’s hospitality scene. The name relates to the menu’s comprehensive list of red wines, spanning everything from merlot and pinot noir to cab sauvignon and Tempranillo. Surrounded by cosy decor, tuck into a crisp-fried squid or tasty confit potatoes as you imbibe your drop of choice.

SANTONI Pizza & Bar

634 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn VIC 3122

A three-storey Italian restaurant on Glenferrie Road, Santoni is know for doing good food with a view. Here, pastas come fresh, fun and flavoursome, made with gourmet ingredients like lavender honey, blue swimmer crab and burnt butter. Pizzas are wood fired and undeniably authentic with that thin, crispy crust we all know and love. The rooftop boasts panoramic views of the Hawthorn Streetscape and city skyline – the perfect backdrop for a summer soiree.

A retail haven

Always on the front foot when it comes to style, Hawthorn ensures you never have to travel far for the perfect outfit or a beautiful new piece for the living room. A haven of high-end boutiques, unique gift shops and sophisticated homewares stores, a walk through the main drag reveals the latest trends in the fashion world as well as timeless pieces and eclectic finds. Fine food is also abundant here, with numerous grocery spots dotted along Glenferrie Road or tucked away in the historic arcades.

Left —Eco D.
Right — Blackbird & Fox
Homing Instinct
Red Fox Runs
Miss Gourmet & Co.


714 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn VIC 3122

Comprising everything from Australian-made homewares and handcrafted accessories to sustainable products and indoor greenery, Blackbird and Fox is a Hawthorn staple when it comes to beautiful objects. Thoughtfully curated, the cosy store is run by a team of locals impassioned by helping you find the perfect gift or piece for your home.


716 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn VIC 3122

Synonymous with women’s fashion in Australia, ECO D. combines home-grown and international labels to form a coveted selection of timeless garments, footwear and accessories. Defined by understated sensibility, pieces from Cable, Jac+Jack, Assembly Label and Viktoria & Woods adorn the shelves, which sit within a light-filled store on Glenferrie Road.


Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn, VIC 3122

Just metres from your doorstep, Don Arcade is a charming strip lined with eateries and shopping spots. Here you’ll find authentic Asian restaurants, a quaint cupcake bakery, trendy cafes and spots of convenience along with patrons seated on the pavement enjoying cups of coffee.


96 Riversdale Rd, Hawthorn VIC 3122

Taking residence in an old motor mechanics workshop on Riversdale Road, Red Fox Runs is Hawthorn’s quintessential lifestyle hub. Still flashing its original red brick walls, curved ceilings and industrial concrete floors, the store abounds furniture, clothing, art and children’s products – some crafted by Red Rox Runs themselves, others by local artisans. There’s even an in-store smoothie bar when you need to refuel.


726 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn VIC 3122

An epicurean oasis, Miss Gourmet & Co. is a one-stop-shop for creating the pantry of your dreams. Owned by a pair of passionate foodies, the store stocks fresh and sustainable produce along with artisan teas, sweet treats, dried fruits, condiments and tasty nut assortments.

Urban greenery & leisurely
health facilities close by

Marked by canopied streets, manicured gardens and lush, sprawling reserves, Hawthorn is most beloved for its greenery – a rare trait in a suburb so close to the city. Whether you’re in the mood for a leisurely stroll, a game of Frisbee with your canine companion or a park picnic with loved ones on a summer’s day, Arcade’s naturally rich location makes leading an outdoor lifestyle easy. Gifted with a range of health and wellness facilities, residents can also factor in exercise without having to travel far.

Left —Grace Park
Right — Fairview Park & Yarra River
Central Gardens
Grace Park
Hawthorn Aquatic & Leisure Centre


Hilda Cres, Hawthorn VIC 3122

1km from Arcade, Grace Park is a recreational haven equipped with a range of sporting facilities. The club house offers squash, tennis and snooker tournaments if you feel like engaging your competitive side. Beside the club, a leafy open area is home to an array of community events throughout the year including Carols by Candlelight.


32 Henry St, Hawthorn VIC 3122

Established in 1900, Central Gardens is a majestic sanctuary just 550m from Arcade. Known as the area’s best picnic spot, the picturesque gardens are dotted with mature trees and lush foliage, with a playground at hand for the little ones. Sprawl out on the lush lawn and while the day away amongst nature.


Fairview St, Hawthorn VIC 3122

Hugging a bend of the Yarra River, Fairview Park boasts 5.6 hectares of natural beauty. In the evening, the retreat is a popular spot for dogs and dog owners alike; let your four-legged friend socialise upon the lush grass as you take in the magnificent surroundings.

Hawthorn Aquatic Centre

1 Grace St, Hawthorn VIC 3122

Just 350m from Arcade, Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre makes factoring in exercise a breeze, comprising a swimming pool and fully-equipped gym along with an array of additional services like physiotherapy.

worldly entertainment, esteemed
education & a hub for transport

Located on the city fringe, Hawthorn enjoys enviable amenity and unrivalled connectivity. Playing host to efficient tram networks, multiple stations, esteemed schools and more, the local community wants for nothing when it comes to urban conveniences. Situated at the heart of it all, Arcade’s residents will reap the many benefits of calling this exemplary suburb home.

Left —Lido Cinema
Right — Glenferrie Train Station
Methodist Ladies' College
No. 16 Tram
Swinburne University of Technology


675 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn VIC 3122

Hawthorn’s beloved Lido Cinema is on your doorstep as a resident of Arcade. Whether you’re in the mood for a blockbuster, a throwback or an indie film, this iconic ‘artiplex’ will make your movie night a memorable one. Don’t miss ‘Lido on the Roof’ in the warmer months, where you can enjoy your film from a deck chair under the stars.


Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn VIC 3122

Glenferrie Station is just 150m from Arcade, providing a speedy link to Burnley and Richmond before arriving in the CBD in just 13 minutes. Also nearby, Tram No. 16 trundles down Glenferrie Road, carrying passengers to Caulfield in one direction and to Kew in the other.


John St, Hawthorn VIC 312

Offering a diverse range of courses spanning everything from Arts and Humanities to Aviation, Swinburne is one of Melbourne’s most exciting and dynamic institutions. Internationally recognised, the university has strong industry connections and cutting-edge facilities, making it an exceptional place to study.


207 Barkers Rd, Kew VIC 3101

Just a short tram ride from Arcade, MLC is regarded as one of Melbourne’s finest schools for young women. Employing an inspiring curriculum, world-class facilities, exemplary co-curricular activities and a strong focus on wellbeing, the school is committed to helping each student realise their full potential.

Xavier College

135 Barkers Rd, Kew VIC 3101

Widely esteemed, the prestigious Xavier College presents an exceptional option for the suburb’s young men. Enrolling boys from ELC to year 12, the school’s outstanding results and alumni are a testament to its compassionate and engaging approach to education.