With its picture-perfect beach, scenic walking trails and plethora of expansive parks, living and breathing are just that little bit easier in Elwood. Every day of the week, locals can be seen jogging down the Bay Trail, walking their dogs through Elsternwick Park or lounging about on the foreshore, morning coffee in hand. One of Melbourne’s best looking neighbourhoods and yet still undeniably serene, Elwood is a naturally-blessed, bayside jewel.
Encompassed by warm timber, red brick and industrial fittings, The Milton is Elwood’s quintessential wine bar, perfect for intimate dinner dates and larger gatherings alike. Relish seasonal cheese platters and fresh seafood, accompanied by a covetable range of local and imported wines.
For authentic Japanese food served up amongst homely surrounds, head to Ebisu Kitchen – an Elwood dining staple. Fresh, light and full of flavour, the main event here is undoubtedly the sashimi – enjoy it on its own or in a chock-full bento box, complete with rice, teriyaki chicken and miso soup.
Where the food and drinks are as delicious as they are photogenic, Combi provides a feast for the senses – and a healthy one at that. Colourful vegan smoothies are Combi’s signature, the perfect partner to a nourishing sandwich or smashed avo on toast.
Boasting exceptional quality, extensive variety and friendly, helpful staff, FoodWorks Elwood makes grocery shopping a breeze. Be sure to check out the supermarket’s premium wine selection, a local secret unbeknownst to many.
The Grumpy Swimmer is paradise for the resident bookworm, abounding with best-sellers, classics and everything in between. The perfect solution for gifts, you’ll also find a quirky selection of lifestyle products including puzzles, fresh flowers and greeting cards.
A beautiful bunch of flowers is both the ultimate gift and an instant way to liven up a room. You’ll find this and more at Elwood Flowers, where stunning floral arrangements combine with crafted ceramic vases, candles, unique houseplants, terrariums and an array of other gorgeous trinkets.