White Mojo is a beacon for those looking for something beyond avocado on toast. The spacious, 100-seat cafe’s unique breakfast, brunch and dinner menus are the result of thinking big. Specialties include a cauliflower panna cotta, and squid ink bao filled with maple-glazed pulled pork.
This petite Italian restaurant is a celebration of its owners’ heritage. Both Suzi D’argenio and Antonello Speranza’s families hail from the south of Italy, and the two sought to recreate the warmth of Italian hospitality that you would find in a home, in their Balwyn restaurant. Pastas and pizzas are available, as little ones can spectate dough bases being entertainingly flung up into the air from their seats.
Le Paul Patisserie
A celebrated patisserie, championing the world of French delights, Le Paul produces delectable sweet and savoury pastries and cakes each and every day. Perfectly presented desserts sit among battens of freshly baked baguettes, making for a go to spot for picking up both daily provisions, and slices of indulgence.
Fintona Girls’ School
Fintona Girls’ school is one of Melbourne’s finest and most prestigious institutes, going above and beyond to develop and educate. Small, non-denominational and independent, the girls’ school is at the doorstep of Balwyn Park. With an average class size of eighteen, consistently placing them in the states’ top performers, inspiration is at this school's very crux.
A hub of academic success, Balwyn High is at the forefront of state-run high schools in Melbourne. With an abundance of facilities designed to evoke optimal learning, as well as a strong focus on personal growth, the highly regarded school is a credit to the suburb of Balwyn.
A community icon, Balwyn Cinema boasts art deco charm, born from its French-Italian heritage and 1930s origins. Screening everything from independent and art house films to commercial releases, the charismatic establishment is one of Balwyn’s major drawcards.