August 9, 2023
Father’s Day: Fun things to do in Elsternwick Village
As Father’s Day comes into view, much of our thoughts turn to the perfect gift. Maybe a book? Some wine? A ‘World’s Best Dad’ mug?
Yet, did you know, the gift that Dad really wants, the one he will treasure forever, is right under your nose? It’s time spent with you!
The best way to show Dad how much he means to you is to spend this Father’s Day enjoying a fun day out together in Elsternwick Village.
A Father’s Day spent in Elsternwick Village not only creates treasured memories for the family, but is also a welcome gift to all the local Dad traders.
Here’s our top tips for a memorable Father’s Day in Elsternwick Village.
Make it a memorable brunch
Brunching traditionalist dads are spoiled for choice in Elsternwick Village, with cafes that understand that sometimes nothing beats a classic eggs, bacon, and avo on toast – with coffee, of course. Lots of coffee.
Mothers Instinct also does an outstanding traditional brunch, and its light and airy cafe is a comfy and relaxed place to while away the hours.
For dads who love a bagel-based brunch, Bissel B combines the best of New York Bagels with Melbourne cafe culture.
The bottomless brunch trend is alive and well in Elsternwick Village, with restaurants that combine the laid-back vibe of brunch, with the joy of sharing a drink. Bang Bang embraces French-Indochine chic, and offers a brunch that’s big on taste and bold in appearance. Tacos ‘N’ Tequilas offers some delicious burritos, tacos, and margaritas.
A great Father’s Day brunch should stimulate all the senses, and for dads who like to eat with their eyes as well as their mouth, head to Moon 88 Cafe and Restaurant, where art meets food and each dish is a visual feast.
Elsternwick Village is where exceptional coffee is less an aspiration and more of an expectation. Head to Naked Espresso Bar, a speciality coffee and espresso bar.
Toast to Dad
This Father’s Day, let’s raise a glass to all the awesome dads we know and love at one of Elsternwick Village’s eclectic and exciting bars.
The vintage furniture, old world decor and candlelight at Antique Bar creates a warm, relaxed atmosphere. Mood is also on tap at Copycat Bar and Restaurant, an intimate bar with a menu of unique cocktails, whisky, gins, and wines.
Umbrella Lounge Bar combines a casual bar with live entertainment, and for something a little different, head to Upstairs Cellar, and enjoy some local wine and Victorian spirits accompanied by a uniquely Australian cheese board.
Alternatively, head to Caulfield RSL, a building constructed in 1896 where you’ll be surrounded by history and follow in the footsteps of generations of dads who have come before.
A unique experience
Dad life can get stressful, and one of the best gifts you can give Dad this Father’s Day is relaxation.
Book Dad in for a relaxing treatment at one of Elsternwick Village’s beautiful spas, or for the sports-mad Dad, treat him to a sports massage, deep tissue massage and reflexology.
Fitness obsessed Dads will love the gift of a workout or membership at one of Elsternwick Village’s gyms, which offer classes as varied and individual as every dad.
Catching a flick becomes a night to remember when you and Dad immerse yourselves in the unique experience that is Classic Cinemas. Watch the latest blockbuster or rewatch a much-loved classic in the grandeur and opulence of the theatre. Then end the night with a drink at the Classic Cinema’s rooftop bar, or Classic Southside – an atmospheric, intimate space for jazz music, talks, comedy and more.
Is Dad a budding artist? Want to put his creativity to the test and have fun? Get your hands dirty by taking a class at Ceramiques, Elsternwick Village’s much-loved pottery workshop. You’ll get a tutorial on how to create your own masterpieces on the spinning wheel and then have a go at creating bowls, cups, vases, or dishes.
Perhaps painting is more Dad’s thing? The paint and sip trend is sweeping the country and in Elsternwick Village the place to sip and paint is at UpVibes, where he’ll learn painting techniques from actual artists and then get to work on his own art.
If Dad is a bargain or treasure hunter, put aside a morning for an Elsternwick Village self-guided op shop tour. Elsternwick Village has loads of op shops – and conveniently all in the one precinct, so you can start at one end and make your way through all of them.
Make this Father’s Day one Dad will remember forever, and support the Dad traders in the local community, by spending a wonderful day together in Elsternwick Village.
Looking for more Father’s Day gift ideas?
If you want to impress dad with a gift that’s more interesting than socks and jocks this year, here are some gift ideas available from Elsternwick Village. Many of the stores offer gift vouchers so they can be enjoyed at a time that suits Dad:
- Whether he likes an inspirational biography or some gripping crime fiction, find Dad a new read from Avenue Bookstore
- Treat him to a visit to a barber for a trim and shave
- For the latest technology and gadgets, head to Centre Com
- Get dad some snow, surf and skate gear at Bumps
- There are also a wide range of gifts for men available at Dalgarno’s, Mercantile Home, and Ruby’s Gifts.