Malvern East- Meet Your Neighbours 

 February 16, 2021

Making the move to a new suburb can be a challenging task. You don’t know the best places for dinner, you’re unsure of where amenities are, and worst of all you’re unsure of where to get the best coffee!

Well have no fear, we at Cornus are masters of our domain, and by domain, we mean Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs. We have curated a list of the best places to shop, eat and spend your time outside of your new apartment in Malvern East.



There’s no doubt that Chadstone is every Melbournian’s favorite shopping destination. It houses some of the best international and domestic designers on offer and you can grab anything you need all in one place. Whether it’s an air fryer from K-Mart, some groceries from coles or a new Gucci bag, you can literally shop until you drop. In addition to this, did you know it’s only a 5 minute walk from the Malvern East II apartment complex?!? We know, it’s the ultimate convenience. 

Chadstone is also currently undergoing a major revamp, which entails; additional car parks (not that you’ll be needing that), an upgraded food precinct, an expansion of the leisure and dining precinct, and a nine story commercial office building. The primary focus of this upgrade is to increase the lifestyle of Chadstone and support the district to become an employment hub. 

After the year that 2020 was, there’s no better way to shop than to support local and small businesses. We at Cornus believe it’s these businesses that shape these suburbs and give them the character and individuality that the residents love. So, we have shopped and curated a list of some of our favourite homewares shops that are located in Malvern East. These shops are also perfect for styling your new apartment.

Established for design

If you’re looking for unique, locally sourced pieces then EFD is the right shop for you. The owners pride themselves on sourcing the best Australian, and international designer pieces that are creative, combining art and modern living. The store was berthed with the pillars of a “love of design, an appreciation for function, quality, craftsmanship, and aesthetic value” and when you step foot into this store, you can see that these values are very clearly displayed, through the curation of the pieces selected. 


Norsu Interiors

Interior design has never been easier, thanks to the beautifully curated Norsu Interiors. Located in the heart of Malvern East, this store features pops of colours, pastels, homewares, and furniture to suit everyone’s budget. Not only can you purchase some of the most beautiful showstoppers for your home, the team at Norsu even offers interior designers, to help you style your new apartment. 

Dine & Drink

The best thing about living in a location like Malvern East is the lifestyle it brings. Spend time alone or socialising with friends and family in our favorite cafes, bars, and restaurants and truly become a local.  

Murrumbeena Wine Bar 

Who doesn’t love a beautiful red on a cold winter’s night? Or how about a thirst clenching Chardonnay in the peak of summer? Well, the team at Murrumbeena Wine Bar knows their stuff and they are always happy to help, not to mention it’s a great venue to catch up with friends and have a fancy cocktail. 

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Tom Pockett Cellars

Wine- tick, beer- tick, live music- tick, friendly staff- tick. This venue has everything you want in a local. Not to mention an amazing selection of hand selected wines, which are sourced from small batch or family operated wineries. 

Nepal Dining Room

Is one of the area’s most popular restaurants and once you go you’ll understand why. The cuisine is a modern take on Nepalese culture and it does not disappoint. If you love robust flavours, chilli and a different cuisine then Nepal Dining Room is a must!


Feeling a bit fancy? Why not check out the charming little european restaurant, located in the idyllic Malvern East village. Riserva is the perfect restaurant for a date night with a beautiful aesthetic and vibe. Not to mention their extensive wine collection, you don’t even have to dine in to grab a glass as they offer takeaway. 

Little Chloe Cafe & Roaster

Is that trendy perfect little weekend brunch spot. The food is not only instagramable but it tastes delicious and the coffee, well as a fellow Melburnian, I know you appreciate your good coffee and you can not go past the Little Chloe Cafe. 


This cafe has been featured in many online blogs and it so rightfully deserves to. The cafe has a cool vibe with its owners also running other local legendary cafes; Clubhouse, Juliette, Bentwood, and Legacy. The team knows how to do a Melbourne brunch and is trendy, tasty, and features amazing coffee. What more could you want from a local?!

Jack & The Beans Talk

This cafe is a locals favourite, because they serve everything you could want in a brunch spot. The team is friendly, warm, and actually takes the time to know your name. The versatile menu has a fan fav for everyone. Whether it is a hangover breakfast burger, smash avo, or an açai bowl, they’ve got you covered, also did we mention BYO dog. 

Parks & Nature 

Malvern East is renowned for it’s green status. With streets lined with trees it’s picturesque, romantic and dreamy vibe almost every day of the year. 

Central Park

Spend time lapping up the sunshine in some of Melbourne’s most decadent parks. Central Park is almost 19 acres of inner-city parkland! Not to mention it has a dog-friendly park too, so you can take your furry four-legged friend down for a play date.  It also has a great running track for any fitness enthusiasts and an abundance of grassland nestled between avenue trees, so you can set up a picnic or just take a book, bask, and relax in the sunshine. 


Ardie Park 

Ardie Park has it all. Another gorgeous leafy park, featuring a playground, off lead dog park, and The Ardrie Park Tennis Club. This park is entrenched with deep history, which you can instantly see as you are engulfed and shaded by the enormous elm trees, it’s the prefect place to spend a lazy Sunday.

Hedgeley Dene Gardens

Hedgeley Dene Gardens has a very serene and calming ambiance. The park has a long-established history; being a park, then a golf course, then a dairy farm, only to return to its roots of becoming parkland once again in 1911. It’s a beautiful park to spend time in absorbing the Turkey Oak trees, deciduous and broadleaf trees, and the ornamental lake. 


Malvern Valley Public Golf Course

Feel like having a swing on a golf course? Well, look no further than the Malvern Valley Public Golf Course. With 18 holes over 5000 meters, you’re going to leave feeling like Tiger Woods himself. Plus, they have their own shop and cafe, with clinics and lessons also on offer, allowing you to spend time perfecting your stroke.

Scotchmans Creek Golf Club

Looking for something more exclusive? Scotchmans Creek Golf Club is a members-only men’s golf club with biweekly 18 hole competitions and a weekly 9 hole competition. The club prides itself on community involvement through strong social engagements between members.

Chadstone Bowling Club

Chadstone Bowls Club is a local club that welcomes players of all skill levels to come and enjoy lawn bowls. They offer players the chance to develop skills, by partaking in intra-club social bowls, or to get competitive by joining a team. They also offer casual players the opportunity to give Barefoot Bowls a go with family and friends.

East Malvern Tennis Club 

The East Malvern Tennis Club is a local favourite for tennis enthusiasts. The facilities boast a large club room, 10 clay tennis courts, and a swimming pool. Members have the opportunity to enjoy coaching, competitive or social matches. The club is also non-exclusive allowing non-members to use the courts.

East Malvern Tooronga Cricket Club

Golf and tennis aren’t your thing? Why don’t you give cricket a go at The East Malvern Tooronga Cricket Club. Join either a junior or senior, women’s or men’s team for something different. You can also head down to DW Lucas Oval, Dunlop Street to watch their games unfold.

St. James Malvern Valley Cricket Club

St James Malvern Valley Cricket Club, despite its name, has more on offer than just cricket. The club, while focusing on cricket, also offers basketball and mixed netball. With a level 3 Good Sports Accreditation the club prides itself on fostering a strong family environment with many fathers and sons playing within their ranks.

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