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The Neighbourhood: Clifton Hill

Positioned just off bustling Hoddle Street, Curious Grace's Clifton Hill showroom is in itself a beautiful place to visit. With soaring ceilings and light flooding through the windows into the industrially-chic space, it's hard to imagine a better place to work.

But step outside the showroom walls and you'll find an exciting world to discover, filled with arty folk, delicious food and truly excellent coffee.

Take a walk with us through one of our favourite neighbourhoods.

 Image Source: Uncle Drew

To Eat & Drink

Uncle Drew Cafe

Our morning wouldn't be complete without a ritual caffeine pit stop at Uncle Drew Cafe. Serving up some of the best coffee in the local area, it's fair to say this bustling little cafe has been a life-saver.

Since 2016 Uncle Drew has been serving up tasty cafe food, and began a foray into dinner on Friday and Saturday nights that see it dishing up rich and flavoursome Italian dishes.

23 Groom Street, Clifton Hill 

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Mixed Business

The delicious food, great service and sunny courtyard make this Clifton Hill hideaway a crowd favourite.

Once a furniture restoration shop, the space nods towards its heritage with industrial light-fittings, and a huge preloved workbench acting as a centre piece and coffee counter, complete with all the marks and scars of its past life.

Serving Seven Seeds coffee alongside dishes like sticky date banana porridge and buckwheat hotcakes with Tasmanian smoked salmon, this spot is always a winner.

486 Queens Parade, Clifton Hill

To Do

Image source: Clifton Hill Yoga Studio

Clifton Hill Yoga Studio

Clifton Hill Yoga Studio has been attracting experienced yogis and novices alike since 1996 with its relaxed and non-threatening environment.

Located inside an former masonic hall, it has five core teachers who are certified, full-time Iyengar yoga teachers with a minimum of 10 years teaching experience. If ever we need to de-stress and stretch it out, this is our first stop.

129 Queens Parade, Clifton Hill

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Westgarth Cinema

While it's not technically in Clifton Hill, Westgarth Cinema is the perfect place to enjoy the old-world romance of going to the movies.

With its 1920s classical features and beautiful art-deco styling, sometimes we have trouble concentrating on the movie because we're too busy taking in the decor.

In summer you can also enjoy your movie screen al fresco in their courtyard, complete with glass of sparkling or refreshing spritz.

89 High Street, Northcote

To Shop

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Even if you're not into incredibly comfy sandals (but why wouldn't you be?), this shop is worth visiting just to experience the store fitout by Melbourne Design Studios. 

High ceilings, exposed brick and slatted timber suit the area and make for the perfect atmosphere while browsing.

113-115 Queen's Parade, Clifton Hill

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With thoughtful design and quality fabrics, Mesop has been designing versatile and distinct women's clothing for the last 12 years.

This little Clifton Hill outcrop is the perfect place to pick up a few special pieces that will become staples in your wardrobe.

628 Smith Street, Clifton Hill

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