Camberwell shopping guide: where to eat, shop and play in Camberwell Junction
Article posted: August 30, 2023
Living our best lives is about embracing everything that brings us joy: fashion, art, great food, and wonderful times with family and friends, trying something new, or doing those things we know make us smile. Also, shopping.
Camberwell Junction is where lives well lived are spent; where world-class eateries sit among funky cafes; where fashion giants meet local designers; where gift stores and homeware havens inspire and delight.
This is your ultimate Camberwell shopping guide.
Camberwell Junction food: best places to eat
Shopping requires fuelling up, so your Camberwell shopping guide has to start with food!
It’s the lively and eclectic range of cafes that gives Camberwell Junction its European flavour and makes it the go-to precinct for friends and family catching up for coffee or a quick bite.
Whether you’re after a healthy snack or something to satisfy your sweet tooth, you can’t go past Legacy’s huge menu of delicious brunch dishes (hint: try out their famous acai bowl or superfood smoothies).
Known for its superfoods and sustainable ingredients, My Other Brother (MOB) is the perfect cafe for the health conscious with a sense of culinary adventure – Nutella Hong Kong waffles or raspberry blood orange chia pudding, anyone?
Every great cafe is one that is obsessed with coffee, and the award-winning baristas at Collective Espresso know a thing or two about the drop. Try a new blend or just settle back with your old favourite with friends.
Relaxed get-togethers with friends or casual family dining shouldn’t mean skimping on quality, and at Camberwell Junction great food doesn’t have to come with a high price tag.
With its lively atmosphere, La Cabra is the modern Mexican restaurant that adds a touch of spice to casual dining, serving mouthwatering tacos, enchiladas, and burritos.
Grill’d is the traditional favourite for those who love all things burgers. Whether it’s meat or plant-based, Grill’d has all our most loved burgers with all the best sides.
If you like your dining laid-back, head down to Chargrill Charlie’s, famous for their Portuguese-style chickens, as well as burgers, salads, rolls and hot chips.
Fine dining restaurants
Fine dining restaurants are where we come together to celebrate life’s milestones and achievements; where we rekindle romance; where we reconnect with those most dear to us – and Camberwell Junction has some of the most acclaimed, celebrated fine dining offerings in Melbourne.
Set in the heart of Camberwell Junction and known for its exquisite quality and opulent setting, Fiorelli has been considered by generations of local families as the pinnacle of fine dining.
Ambrosia is a fine dining restaurant that combines the freshness of Mediterranean fare with a warm, inviting environment, and Franco-Belge will instantly transport you to an elegant Paris restaurant and proves why French food is so often considered the world’s most exquisite.
Where to shop in Camberwell Junction for fashion, homewares and gifts
The next stop on your Camberwell shopping guide is style!
It’s where the fashionistas shopping for their key season pieces and signature style rub shoulders with locals updating their looks or picking up the latest new season pieces. With its extensive range of established brands and local shops, Camberwell Junction really lives up to its reputation as the fashion heart of Melbourne.
Well-known women’s fashion shops like Decjuba and Blue Illusion sit alongside eclectic, colourful and timelessly stylish stores like Silvermaple Boutique and Havana Boutique, providing all your fashion inspiration to match every budget.
Whether you’re looking to spruce up your interiors or completely update a room, Camberwell Junction is the perfect destination for all your homewares and furniture needs.
Camberwell Antique Centre is a must-visit for finding unique homewares and furniture; if you’re revamping your bathroom drop into Bed Bath N’ Table; and if your kitchen needs a refresh or you’re looking for a new tabletop look, pop into Minimax.
There’s also the Modern Furniture Store if you’re looking for that extra special piece to spruce up your home, or Provincial Home Living which offers an inspiring collection of homewares to transform your home into an escape.
Whether you’re searching for a gift for your bookworm bestie, stationery-loving sister, or hard-to-please colleague, you’ll find everything you need in Camberwell Junction.
Montebello Emporium offers unique high-quality designer clothes, accessories, and home decor; while Paper Republic offers a range of versatile stationery and journals, as well as more specific gifts like calligraphy sets, jigsaw puzzles, and notebooks.
With a huge range of fiction and non-fiction reads, Cook and Young Booksellers has the perfect page-turner for the book-lover in your life.
Enjoy unique experiences in Camberwell Junction
Those who live their lives to the fullest know that there are always new and exciting things to do in Camberwell Junction!
The Rotary Camberwell Sunday Market is a weekly must for lovers of vintage and pre-loved fashion, those who adore retro homewares, furniture and toys, and shopping adventurers seeking the thrill of uncovering hidden treasures.
The Rivoli Cinema’s plush, beautifully appointed theatres is the perfect place to immerse yourself in a much-loved classic or to catch the latest blockbuster.
Get your friends and family together at Frida’s Sip n’ Paint and paint your own masterpiece while enjoying a relaxed social outing – and a drop of wine. Then continue the party by bar hopping in Camberwell Junction, journeying to some hidden gems of the precinct, each with their own unique story and vibe.
Camberwell Junction is teeming with eating, shopping and fun experiences – and this article only mentions some of the choices available – which means this Camberwell shopping guide is just the beginning of living your very best life in Camberwell Junction.
To explore the full range of shops, services and businesses in Camberwell Junction, view our directory here.