If you’re not familiar with Moorabbin, an industrial suburb 15kms south-east from Melbourne, it’s possible you soon will be. To paraphrase Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure “Strange things are afoot”.
Along with Danish furniture, panel beaters, lobster, porn and ski hire – you can now find craft beer, top notch burgers and schnitzel with a 97% rating on Urban Spoon.
The City of Kingston is again running a pop-up bar with live music in its art’s centre precint and new cafe DakDak has a cool array of vintage items to check out while your eggs are cooked out of a caravan.
Tradies must be rejoicing that the 12 hour bain marie now has some stiff competition. Kudos to them for helping to drive the sort of change we’ve come to expect from the “hip” side of the yarra.
Disclaimer: Moorabbin’s always been hip – where else can you find a piece of retro play equipment just hanging out on a main road?
Things to do
Beer tasting at Grape & Grain every Friday.
Free brewery tours at 2 Brothers Brewery every Thursday.
Try the much raved about burgers at Fat Bob’s – our kids love the mini burgers and they are flippin’ fussy customers.
Line up for a schnitzel or felafel at Marko‘s
Interesting Moorabbin fact
During World War II, a wireless receiving station was set up on Chesterville Rd and Keys Rd. Around 35 US Navy servicemen were stationed there to intercept Japanese coded communications as they advanced through the Pacific.
Did you know Moorabbin before it was cool?