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Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn, is like the tardis. Now, it has recently come to my attention that not everyone understands that reference, so I’ll elaborate. The tardis is the time machine and spacecraft in Doctor Who. You know, the one that looks like a 1960s style London police box. So, it seems small from the outside, but is much larger with far much more to offer on the inside. Like Glenferrie Road.  Whether it is down the laneways, up some stairs, just off the main road, there is a lot going on down here and all of it’s good. 

Glenferre Festival 2017

Glenferrie Traders Association are proud to present the Glenferrie Festival for 2017.

Now in its 19th year, the Glenferrie Festival is the largest one day festival in the City of Boroondara, and fast becoming one of the larger local festivals in the Melbourne Metropolitan area, with recent crowds topping 70,000.

The Glenferrie Festival is continuing to evolve and be more inclusive of the whole community, it is and will remain a great community day that caters for all the family, whatever the makeup of your family may be.

In 2017 the Glenferrie Festival will celebrate the diversity of our community by celebrating the harmonious way that we live and work together. It is time to acknowledge how fortunate we are to live and work where we do and to Celebrate the contribution of all our diverse residents, businesses and visitors.

As with every year there will be many attractions to excite everyone: 12 major amusement rides, live performances of song, dance and music from many of the local cultural groups, coupled with many live demonstrations that range from cooking, pottery and tai chi to name a few. Hawthorn craft market, vinyl record market & an art market. Music will be rocking the lane ways both live and DJ’s. These are just a few of the attractions confirmed, watch this space for further updates.

Glenferrie Hawthorn will also be going on sale like never before, with bargains to be had from food to fashion and home.

The Glenferrie Traders Association would like everyone to join us for the 2017 “Glenferrie Festival of Harmony” and to celebrate and experience this wonderful place.

Simone Pittella

Glenferrie Road Shopping Centre Association

Bread, Butter and Jam. Chocolate, Salted Caramel. Sheep’s Ricotta and Fig. These are some of the delicious flavours churned at Piccolina Gelateria; Melbourne’s first 100% natural gelateria that uses traditional Italian gelato-making methods dating back more than 100 years.
The story behind Piccolina Gelateria is dolce. “Piccolina” means little one and was the pet name given to me by my Nonna Nina. My love of gelato began when I was a very little one. “My dad used to make gelato the traditional way when we were growing up. He would make natural recipes with real foods straight out of our fridge and pantry.” But it was a recent trip to Italy that convinced me to bring 100% natural gelato to Australia for everyone to experience.

My co-owner Antonio and I are excited to bring our venture to Hawthorn, and we love the community atmosphere.

Glenferrie Road was the perfect choice. I think people in the area appreciate good quality food and produce, and want to support someone local.
Handcrafted in small batches, everything is lovingly made from scratch right here in our kitchen with nothing more than good, old-fashioned, whole ingredients like fresh milk and cream, sugar, egg yolks, pure cocoa butter, natural cacao, fresh fruit, herbs and nuts toasted here daily.

There are no artificial ingredients, synthetic flavours, preservatives, thickeners, colours or nasty numbers here. The gelato is stored in deep canisters called Pozzetti, the way gelato was stored decades ago, before preservatives and gelatins allowed them to be mounded high and on display. Natural gelato just can’t stand up like that!

The open kitchen means our customers can actually watch the gelato coming out of the churn. We’re just keeping the traditional recipes a secret!
Piccolina Gelateria 802 Glenferrie Road​
What better way to celebrate the sun’s arrival than to bask in its warmth on a rooftop or courtyard?
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Christmas in Glenferrie Hawthorn
Did you have a photo taken with Santa? View all the great photo's of our local on our facebook

Down the Lane 
Laneways have become synonymous with Melbourne’s CBD layout, offering hideaways from the busy streets and boasting eclectic shopping and dining options. However, the CBD doesn’t have the monopoly on laneway culture. Straddling both sides of the second busiest suburban railway station in Melbourne, Glenferrie’s laneways have a lot to offer, whether it’s cupcakes, vinyl or a little taste of France. Jo Rittey headed down the lane to have a chat to the people that make the laneways what they are. Read More.....
Glenferrie Festival March 2016
Glenferrie, it's all about community.
In an increasingly homogenized world, communities that preserve those ‘one-of-a-kind’ businesses with distinctive character have an economic and social advantage. Local businesses play an important role in building strong communities; they link residents to their local area through the provision of  services and a unique “one off” experience  that cannot be found in the mega malls, forever expanding with repeats of  chain store land fill. Read More.....
Hidden Gems of Hawthorn

The best thing about hidden gems is that they’re hidden. The delight that comes from discovering a new place is compounded when that new place is off the beaten track and you really have to put on your explorer boots, albeit hypothetical urban explorer boots, to  find it.  Read More.....

Bay City Burrito
Food glorious food

tag would not be tag if we did not take you on a tour of some of the wonderful food on offer in Glenferrie. This edition we have a great recipe from Mathew Waldron from Lulo, we speak to Gary Mink from Bay City Burrito and Jo sits down with some of our great Baristas a and discussess what makes a great  coffee. Read More....
What's my tipple?

Winter is all about keeping warm; jumpers, blankets, open fires or even saunas! But nothing quite beats a decent winter warming beverage, but not just any beverage. A high class spirit or fortified is ideal. Here are four drinks that will knock your socks off and                                                                               impress you and your friends. Read More.....
 We love Panache Flowers

Meet Richard Eden, the creative force behind Panache Flowers. Read More.....

Winter Wellness

As winter draws slowly near and the cold, wet darkness starts to kick in, staying in shape means planning is key. “In fitness, people don’t plan to fail, they fail to plan,” Adrenalin Health Club director, Carl Ziebell says. He says that people need to understand that exercise is part of their wellbeing. Read More.....
Here for a good time and a long time

Hawthorn is one of Melbourne’s oldest and most historic suburbs with the Hawthorn Village planned in 1852 as one of the first settlements to the east of Melbourne.  Glenferrie Road was named after Glenferrie, an 1840s property, south of Gardiners Creek, owned by one of the early pioneers of the district,  Read More.....
Men's Grooming

Traditional barbers have made a huge comeback in the last few years, they cut, dress, groom, style and shave men’s hair. The “barber shop” or a “barber’s” is traditionally a place of social interaction and public discourse. In some instances, barbershops are also public forums. Read More.....
Hairroom Hawthorn
Hair & Beauty
Now that the winter months are upon us, and the days are much colder, it’s time to start thinking about ways to protect our hair from the damage that the elements of this season can cause. The environment can have some of the most damaging effects on your hair not only in summer, but in the winter also, going from dry indoor heating to the cold outdoor air. No matter what’s causing your winter woes you can take both protective and replenishing. Read More.....