A cultural destination

Home to a rich tapestry of eateries, both on the beach and in the village, Elwood is synonymous with its vibrant culinary scene. Here, buzzing cafes meet slick wine bars, expansive waterfront venues and world-class restaurants – each one distinguished by beautiful design and friendly staff. For shopping, look no further than Elwood’s beating heart, Ormond Road Village. Here, the grocery stores are locally-owned, the supermarkets plentiful and the boutiques teeming with breezy coastal garments, forming a diverse selection for your every need, from fresh food to fashion.

The Milton
The Espy
Cleo’s deli

Cleo’s Deli is an Elwood institution and one of Melbourne’s most iconic fine food stores. Acquired from local artisans and world-class producers, peruse a bountiful selection of gourmet cheeses, homemade condiments, cured meats, quality produce and hearty take-home meals. With friendly and knowledgeable staff at hand to help streamline your shopping trip, Cleo’s is a one-stop-shop for curating the pantry of your dreams.


Plain Sailing presents the meeting place of good coffee, innovative food and sophisticated design. Conceived by the brains behind Tall Timber, you’ll find the same level of culinary ingenuity here – this time in the form of a health-conscious, Middle-Eastern inspired menu. Expect beetroot-cured ocean trout, cauliflower steak, twice baked French toast and decadent vegan treats. The cafe’s interior is sun-drenched with an indoor-outdoor setting, complete with warm finishes inspired by the bay.

South Village Trading
The Leaf Store
Significant Other
Elwood College
Local bus
Bay Trail
Elwood Primary