Culinary delights, esteemed secondary schools and naturally idyllic spaces form Armadale’s lavish identity.
High Street’s Kings Arcade hosted one of Melbourne’s first coffee stores, Hernando’s Hideaway Coffee Lounge, which opened in the late 1950s. The shop alone could be the reason why Armadale has such a strong and distinctive coffee culture. It’s seen today in establishments including Giorgios, Coin Laundry and Moby, which locals flock to for their seasonal offerings, and coffee to rival that of any other major Australian city.
The Armadale-Malvern pocket hosts an array of grocers fuelling connoisseurs and their love for fine produce. Phillippa’s keeps the arts of bread, pastry and preserve making alive, Cannings is Stonnington’s trusted butcher on Glenferrie Road, and soon to be offering a wide array of provisions is the David Jones Food Hall, a concept headed by chef Neil Perry, coming soon to Malvern Central. Holding strong its title as one of the city’s most exciting retail strips, High Street glistens with a collection of boutiques housing by the best of local and international talent. From the heritage walls of Kings Arcade, to the stores that near Glenferrie Road, an afternoon on High Street ensures one filled with pure indulgence.
To reside in Armadale is to open yourself to a highly connected domain. Tranquil spaces, indoor and outdoor, are found throughout Armadale and its neighbouring suburbs, including Orrong Romanis Reserve, the impeccably laid out Malvern Public Gardens, as well as wellness studios KX Pilates and Happy Melon. A marvellous pool of high calibre schools are also found within close distance of the residences, such as Lauriston Girls’ School, Loreto Mandeville Hall and De La Salle College, all of which continue to reign as some of Melbourne’s finest educational institutions.