the hawthorn-adjacent hospo places to support mid-isolation


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Author: Grace Ashford

Header image courtesy of theresistance.net.au.

Everyone’s doing it tough right now, including your regular uni food spots. But you can show your love for the hospitality industry by supporting your favourite businesses and bars still operating tirelessly around Glenferrie. Restaurants have readily transitioned into delivery services, making it easier than ever to access food and make ‘eating out’ an ‘eating in’ experience. Here are a few of our favourites. 


The Resistance

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Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn

The staple burger joint we know and love is still operating through regular takeaway, Uber Eats, Menulog, and DoorDash. While no shisha is available through delivery, you can supplement your classic shakes with burgers, wings, and fries – very handy for when your groceries haven’t quite stretched through to the end of the week.

Hawthorn Grill and Kebab House

Burwood Road, Hawthorn

While the Hawka part of your Tuesday night is temporarily postponed, you don’t have to go without its hand-in-hand 2AM feast down the road. Our beloved HSP place is still open for takeaway and are offering delivery via DoorDash, UberEats and Deliveroo.


Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn

While their Malvern, Balaclava and Carlton stores are big enough to maintain social distancing, their Glenferrie Road store is closed until mid-May. But don’t fret – they’re still operating via delivery with UberEats & Deliveroo! Treat yo’self to some yo’chi (Sorry. Had to do it).

Hawthorn HotelBeer Deluxe

Burwood Road, Hawthorn

Australian Venue Co initiative Meals for Hospo Mates will soon operate through two of your locals, The HawthornBeer Deluxe. If you’re an out-of-work hospo worker, you’ll be eligible to pounce on this deal and get a $3 takeaway meal. Stay tuned via the Hawthorn Hotel Beer Deluxe Facebook pages and check out the link below for updates about this service.

Oporto Glenferrie

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Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn

The homely taste of flame-grilled, Portuguese-style chicken is not far from your reach – or your taste buds. Oporto remains available for takeaway and DoorDash delivery.

Fonda Mexican

(Image courtesy of Fonda Facebook page)

Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn

With some of the tastiest Mexican food around, Fonda remains available at their Richmond, Windsor, Hawthorn and Bondi restaurants! Open 5pm-9pm every night, with delivery available through UberEats & Deliveroo, as well as a fun link you can currently access via their Instagram bio.

Pizza Religion

Tooronga Road, Hawthorn East

Takeaway business as usual for this divine pizza place, for both their Hawthorn East & Malvern restaurants. Order online, over the phone or directly via UberEats for some authentic Italian pizzas at a reasonable price.

Bawa Café

(Image courtesy of Bawa cafe Facebook page)

Burwood Road, Hawthorn

Open for takeaway from 7am-2pm daily. Call to make a pickup order or deliver via UberEats or Deliveroo! You’ll still get the same tasty nibbles and great coffee. Do your part to support these local guys.

Axil Coffee

Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn

There’s some classic breakfast and lunch meals available here – as well as coffee, which is still available for takeaway daily, from 8am-3pm. Just make sure to respect social distancing measures in their small store.

Boost Juice

Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn

These OGs are still mixing those Mango Magics! Download the Boost Juice app to order so you can pop in and out with speed, or order for delivery through UberEats and Deliveroo. Their Glenferrie store is open Monday to Friday 9:30am-5:00pm, and Saturday, Sunday 10am-5pm.

D’Tandoor Restaurant

Burwood Road, Hawthorn

The tasty Indian flavours of D’Tandoor, loved by so many Swin students, remains available for takeaway and will deliver to you via DoorDash!

The Counter

(Image courtesy of The Counter Facebook page)

Hawthorn East

Located on Auburn Road, which will grant you a nice walk through Rocket Park, The Counter cafe is open daily from 7:30am-2pm. This quaint coffee place has been supporting our community since this crisis began, with free coffees for those struggling, no questions asked –  what a lovely gesture of kindness and empathy. Please give back to this business.


My Oh My Espresso

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Swan Street, Richmond 

Operating as a take away and delivery café, one of the best cafes in Richmond is running their full food menu, with delivery available via Deliveroo and Uber Eats. Going the extra mile to make sure their community is supported, this amazing team have also been delivering pasta, bread, rice, and milk at cost price to anyone requiringgoods in self-isolation. They have also arranged free delivery to the 3121 area with ready-made meals. If you’re looking for small businesses to give back to, consider these guys. See @myohmyespresso for daily updates!

The Pancake Parlour

Warrigal Road, Malvern East& Doncaster Road, Doncaster

Our beloved Pancake Parlour have commenced a new contactless ordering system at their Doncaster & Malvern East restaurants – available via an online Click & Collect service and Drive Thru pickup. Cheap & easy eats without leaving your car. Also available through Deliveroo, DoorDash and Menulog delivery services.

Beer & Burger Bar

Swan Street, Richmond

For delicious burgers and beer, this place is operating full takeaway service, and delivery through Uber Eats and Deliveroo. Plus, alcohol delivery services are available when you order a burger to surrounding areas, which includes craft beer, cider & wine! Altered opening hours are 12am-9pm Thursday to Friday, and 5-9pm on weekends.

The Happy Mexican

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Hoddle Street, Abbotsford

Opening 5pm every day, with takeaway and DoorDash services – plus 1/2 price tacos every Tuesday! Providing authentic Mexican dishes, this warm little place thrives on a love for food and community. If you love Mexican, this place deserves your TLC.

Spud Bar

Richmond, South Yarra & St Kilda

Their Hawthorn branch is delivering via Deliveroo and UberEats, and their Richmond, South Yarra & St Kilda stores remain open Monday to Sunday. Don’t sacrifice nutrition when it comes to indulging in some devilish delivery. Spudbar’s got all your veggie needs covered!

Please note: delivery services like Menulog, Uber Eats, DoorDash, and Deliveroo are requesting to leave your orders at your door to stop the spread of COVID-19. Respect your delivery driver by refraining from contact and go the extra mile while thanking them for their service. And remember, social distancing measures still apply when ordering takeaway in store.

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