Templestowe Village is a must see destination for visitors on the Yarra Trail boasting big and independent supermarkets, including local small businesses The South African Shop and Templestowe Asian Grocers.
There’s a pharmacy and post office, banks and hairdressers keeping the traditional community shopping centre services alive and well.
When it comes to shopping and fashion, you will discover some great specialty and boutique stores. Bright colours and the glorious scent of fresh flowers greet you at Little Flower Box, who will prepare bouquets and little glass flower boxes for any occasion.
One of the shining highlights at Templestowe Village is the plethora of cafes, restaurants, bakeries and al fresco dining options. The village transforms from being a brunch, coffee and shopping capital during the day to an exciting dinner destination at night.
A dozen family owned and run cafes and restaurants ensure your morning coffee is accompanied by a friendly smile and chat. Visit Harry’s Café or Melissa’s Cakes for one-on-one personal service or Vibrante’s for a traditional family take on modern Italian cuisine.
Fine dining options are swish, including The Living Room and the trendy Senses Restaurant and Bar. Templestowe Village also has PJ’s Mexican Kitchen for tacos and tequila on a Saturday night or Carlucci’s who are a Templestowe institution, with a reputation as one of Melbourne’s liveliest restaurants and bars.
While the food scene is buzzing, Jason Slaviero, secretary of the Templestowe Village Traders Association, says Templestowe Village has also become something of a health and wellness capital, with gyms, nail and beauty salons, hairdressers, body contouring studios and wellbeing centres.