Home to a world-class selection of fine wines, both local and imported, this sleek bar and bottleshop will no doubt become a regular haunt for residents of Ascot Place.
An Ascot Vale institution, Crumbs is a quaint, fifties-style bakehouse stocking artisan bread and mouth-watering cakes. You’ll smell the sweet scent of baked goods from a mile away.
Just a stone’s throw away in Maribyrnong, High Point Shopping Centre is a retail, dining and entertainment hub, boasting 500 stores spanning everything from fresh food to high-fashion.
Explore an array of organic goods for the holistic urban lifestyle, from nourishing health foods to natural beauty products. There’s even an in-house naturopath to assist with any enquiries you may have.
For beautifully-crafted bouquets made from freshly-picked flowers, head to Ascot Vale Florist. You’ll also find a selection of thoughtful gifts and unique houseplants.
Where dreamy interior design meets simple, honest food, No.19 Cafe is the pinnacle of Ascot Vale’s dining scene. The eatery is the brainchild of Diana and Domenic Caruso, who believe breakfast and lunch should be just as much of an occasion as dinner. Surrounded by towering ceilings, retro-inspired decor and abundant natural light, devour yuzu pancakes one day and shakshuka eggs the next. The coffee, made from Five Seeds beans, is simply unrivalled.
Mister Nice Guy’s Bakeshop is a haven of plant-based treats made from fair-trade ingredients. From glistening cinnamon scrolls, decorative cupcakes and golden-crusted croissants to fresh baguettes made with specialty sourdough, this beloved bakery is out to prove that vegan and mouth-watering aren’t mutually exclusive. A selection of gluten-free take home meals are also available here including pasta, shepherd’s pie and gourmet sausage rolls – perfect for last minute dinners.
Amongst rustic interiors and eclectic fittings, enjoy a spot of coffee paired with a hearty reuben sandwich, tasty spanakopita or house made beef burger.
On weekends, The Vale is abuzz with locals enjoying craft beer, Yarra Valley wine and a bevy of Mediterranean-inspired share plates. Housed within a renovated heritage building, the bar exudes a charming, old-world vibe.
Homely, lively and unpretentious, Grandpa Joe Cafe encapsulates the atmosphere of a good friend's living room. The menu is equally wholesome, combining brunch classics with innovative lunch options.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, The Boathouse is a sophisticated waterfront eatery overlooking the Maribyrnong River. Stop by the kiosk for a coffee and bite to eat on your morning walk.
Nestled in the heart of Union Road, this cosy neighbourhood bar has you feeling right at home the moment you step through the door. With a vast collection of craft beers from across the globe, Jimmy’s is the perfect place for a relaxed after-work drink.