The brown and yellow ’burb (go the Hawks!) to the east of the CBD still bears evidence of the Gold Rush days of the 1860s in the grand architecture scattered about. Shoppers and diners flock to Glenferrie Road and its surrounds. There’s no excuse not to, really – Hawthorn is serviced by three railway stations (Hawthorn, Glenferrie, Auburn) and six tram routes (16, 48, 70, 72, 75, 109).
Hawthorn area guide
The best restaurants, bars, shops and events in Hawthorn
The best restaurants in Hawthorn
The breakfast is greener at Hawthorn Common
Look for mint and pistachio to find Piccolina Gelataria’s newest digs; not the icecream flavours, but the glistening, green-hued façade on Glenferrie Road
Bawa is a natural habitat for those who like a serve of sunlight and greenery at meal time
This Hawthorn bar serves a dead-good meal
The best bars in Hawthorn
More great venues in Hawthorn
Previously a dead building in middle of the busy Glenferrie Road strip in Hawthorn, Lido Cinemas has been revived into a vibrant, eight-screen cineplex that...
Hawthorn Makers Market
A much-loved market for handcrafted goodies, homewares and gifts