How to enjoy summer in Elsternwick Village

Things to do: How to enjoy summer in Elsternwick Village

Summer is a great time to get out and enjoy life and there’s no better time to explore the wonderful experiences of Elsternwick Village.

You don’t need to fly to an overseas destination to enjoy exotic cuisine, fancy cocktails and unique experiences – you’ll find it all on your doorstep.

Cool down

Beat the heat with an indulgent frozen treat such as ice-cream, gelato or frozen yoghurt.

Perhaps your New Year’s resolution is to include more healthy options – how about a smoothie bowl?

For the uninitiated, a smoothie bowl looks like a soft serve in a bowl, except this frozen treat contains exotic fruits and sometimes even vegetables.

There’s also the bright colours and health benefits of a frozen acai bowl, as another healthy option.

Acai (pronounced ah-sigh-EE) berries are grown in South American rainforests and are full of antioxidants and make everything an attractive bright purple colour.

Dine outdoors

Food tastes much better when it’s enjoyed in the open air and Elsternwick Village has a variety of eateries with outdoor courtyards and street dining.

Enjoy a coffee or relax over a summer brunch in a refreshing al fresco setting.

For a more casual outdoor dining experience, grab some take away or deli foods, head to Elsternwick Park and get cosy under a tree.

Grab a drink

Warm summer days lead to long summer evenings and Elsternwick Village takes on a different atmosphere when the sun goes down.

Elegant bars exist alongside small intimate spaces so why not pause for a cooling ale on the way home from work, or spend an afternoon sampling cocktails with friends.

There are plenty of options to choose from – work your way through the list, or check out some of the quirky bars on offer in the precinct.

Enjoy a local outing

Summer is a wonderful time to explore your own neighbourhood and Elsternwick Village is packed with interesting experiences.

The Classic Cinema is steeped in history and screens all the latest movies with air-conditioned comfort, which is especially good when you need to beat the heat.

Have you visited the Jewish Holocaust Museum? This modern, creatively curated museum reminds us that history must never be repeated, and even has a section for children.

Take a moment to connect with this local iconic centre and get to know your community.

You can also step back in time at Rippon Lea Estate when strolling through the grounds or packing a picnic.

You may like to explore the Romanesque mansion, imagining you’re a character from Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries – which was actually filmed there.

End your day with an elegant afternoon tea in the parlour.

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