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My Sista Says

My Sista Says

PROCAFFEINATING (n.) the tendency not to start anything until you’ve had a cup of coffee is often a good summary of Port Melbourne coffee hunters.

Station Street Trading Company

Station Street Trading Company

Set on beautiful station street, and directly opposite one of Port Melbourne’s nicest reserves, Howe Reserve, you will find Station Street Trading Co. in a beautiful converted 1890’s corner building.

South Melbourne Night Market

South Melbourne Night Market

South Melbourne Night Market celebrates its 10th birthday in 2018 and everyone is invited to join the twilight fun.

Hapsburg Empire

Hapsburg Empire

Around the corner from the picturesque St Vincent Gardens, this Albert Park Café with Austrian heritage gets the locals nod of approval for all things East-Central European with a twist of Asia.

The Dining Room

The Dining Room

Tucked in Tennyson Street village & popular with Elwood locals, The Dining Room, is an owner operated café that is known for it’s European style coffees, generous sized daily baked cakes and slices, fresh food and Joe’s warm welcomes.

Lûmé

Lûmé

A South Melbourne hidden gem, tucked away on Coventry Street, masked as a historic 1850’s house – Lûmé is the home of their popular Pearl on the Ocean Floor dish and other considered, multi-sensory dining experiences.

Point Ormond

Point Ormond

Point Ormond on the Elwood foreshore is a local landmark in the City of Port Phillip. It has a varied and fascinating history. Prior to colonisation the local indigenous population, the Bunurong, used Point Ormond as a site for social gatherings. In 1840 Point Ormond became the unlikely site of St. Kilda’s first graveyard and Victoria’s first quarantine station. In the early 1860s an abattoir was built in the vicinity and in the 1890s the point was mined for coal by two remarkable women under the direction of a spirit called ‘Pat’.

The Grumpy Swimmer

The Grumpy Swimmer

Gone Reading!

Nestled in Ormond Road village, The Grumpy Swimmer is a popular Elwood shop. It’s a special bookshop that specialises in high quality fiction and non-fiction, beautiful children’s books and giftware from local designers.

The House Of Bread And Pastries

The House Of Bread And Pastries

This family owned bakery has some of the most beautiful breads and pastries in Elwood!

The shelves and pastry case are stocked with flawless, fancifully decorated vanilla slices, many hot pastry varieties, mighty loafs and stacks of sweet delights. Everything is worth a taste.

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