How to enjoy summer in Elsternwick Village

How to enjoy summer in Elsternwick Village 2023-24

Lazy brunches, long days spent outdoors with friends doing the things we love, balmy evenings enjoying a drinks with friends – summer is here, and Elsternwick Village is coming alive!

Summer in Elsternwick Village is all about rediscovering the joys of life in one of the city’s most vibrant, exciting precincts.

Here’s how you can enjoy all Elsternwick Village has to offer this summer.

Book in brunch with friends

Brunch is a fun and relaxing way to catch up with friends or relatives over the summer, and perfect for refuelling pre- or post-shopping.

The new kid on the Elsternwick Village brunch block is Dawn Eatery, and it’s well worth checking out! Dawn Eatery’s menu features all the brunch classics, along with dishes with an Asian twist, inspired by the owners’ Japanese and Korean heritage.

Damn Good Cafe always lives up to its name with brunch items and sweet treats baked on the premises; Mother’s Instinct Eatery has a huge brunch menu and smoothies they are famous for; and Mapleton Kitchen is a favourite brunch venue of locals.

If brunch isn’t brunch without a mimosa, head to Bang Bang and enjoy a sumptuous bottomless brunch with a cocktail (or two).

Antique Bar

Antique Bar, Elsternwick Village.

Meet up for drinks

After a long day of sunshine and fun, there’s no better summer activity than ending the day and catching up with friends for a cold one at one of Elsternwick Village’s funky and eclectic bars.

Goat House is great if you’re after delicious snacks with your drinks, and warm nights are well spent sampling local wines and Victorian spirits in the upstairs courtyard of Upstairs Cellar. Or settle in for the evening on a comfy lounge at Antique Bar.

For a more sophisticated night out head down to Copycat Bar and Restaurant and its stunning interiors, beautiful food and a sophisticated drinks list; or enjoy some hot jazz at the very cool Umbrella Lounge.

Avenue Bookstore, Elsternwick Village

Avenue Bookstore, Elsternwick Village.

Discover a new hobby

Taking up a new hobby is a wonderful summer activity to inspire and energise, and help you jump into the new year with a new spring in your step.

Ever wondered if somewhere lurking inside is an artist wanting to be set free? Release those creative juices and have a lot of fun with pottery lessons at Ceramiques; get a group together and bring out your inner artist over drinks at UpVibes Paint and Sip Studio; or indulge your creative side through a fully immersive art experience at Sossy and Canvas.

If you prefer your hobbies to be a little more Zen, why not book in for a yoga course at Yoga Tree? Or you could get into gardening – everything you need to get started is at Green Envy.

Summer is a great time to catch up your reading – why not get your buddies involved? Start your own book club by heading down to Avenue Bookstore for a browse.

Classic Cinema, Elsternwick Village.

Classic Cinema, Elsternwick Village.

Enjoy a classic night out

Balmy nights at the Classic Cinema turn movie experiences into memorable summer activities.

Relax and indulge yourself in the stunning architecture and plush surrounds of the cinema, or as the weather warms up, check out the rooftop cinema, which even features a rooftop bar!

Afterwards, head to Classic Southside, an intimate space that hosts hot nights of jazz, talks from special guests, comedy stand-up nights, and other festivals and special events.

Summer is all about living your best life, and no matter what that looks like for you, there’s always amazing summer activities waiting for you in Elsternwick Village.

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