With a strong community energy flowing seamlessly through the streets, Balwyn’s family friendly charm is seen in every facet of the suburb’s offerings – particularly its collection of recreational retreats. Speckled with sporting clubs, ovals, gymnasiums, with Kew Golf Club nearby, there are opportunities to both relax and exercise for all ages, starting across the road at Balwyn Park.
Kew Golf Club
Kew Golf Club
Balwyn Community Centre Reserve
Copious eateries throughout Balwyn and its surrounding suburbs deliver immaculate culinary experiences for every time of the day. Start the morning with a uniquely crafted brunch dish at Snow Pony or White Mojo, later treating the soul to a heart-warming, Italian lunch creation at Birichino.
Vibrant local restaurants boast the perfect atmosphere for a weekend socialising with friends, each with a common thread of hospitable friendliness and comfort. This is combined with an ever-present level of high quality indulgence, as is characteristic of this part of Melbourne.
Plentiful Retail Opportunity
Balwyn presents a coveted shopping and retail experience, eliminating any need to venture into the city. Procure a sophisticated piece at Almond Boutique on your way home from a pantry stockup at Le Paul Patisserie. Both just a stone’s throw from Balwyn Park, Deepdene Shopping Centre and Westfield Doncaster bring retail essentials to your fingertips, housing a bazaar of high-end boutiques, chains and department store favourites. Groceries are taken care of at gems like Apples and Sage Organic Wholefoods and Foreman’s Fine Food Merchant supply, where rich, fresh produce is aplenty.
Balwyn’s Whitehorse Road boasts a range of cultural establishments designed solely to entertain, including the undeniably iconic Palace Cinema. Despite having undergone a reformation in recent years,
the historical essence of the cinema still remains, with all the art deco charm of a true 1930s picture theatre.
Whether you’re looking to be transported away to the world of commercial film for the night or entertained in an afternoon of on-screen theatre, the cinema has something for your every mood. Make a night of it whilst honouring the cinema’s European heritage with a glass of French wine in one of two sophisticated bars, brought to life during the reformation. If you’re there for an afternoon session, visit Bianca Noir, the cinema’s in-house café, for a post-movie coffee and cake.