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Shop Local and Keep Whittlesea Strong

We all know that many small independent businesses struggled to survive the lockdown. These businesses are the lifeblood of our community, providing the types of goods and services that make Whittlesea unique.

Now that many have reopened, it’s up to us, the people who benefit from simply having them here, to make sure they have the best chance possible to get back on their feet and shop local.

Here’s just a few we think are well worth a visit to get you going. We’ll be sure to share more with you on a regular basis! So, #supportlocal – and don’t forget your wallet!

Bluestone Cafe Restaurant

286A Epping Road, Wollert.
Ph. 9409 1897

If you enjoy delicious Mediterranean food in a rustic farmhouse setting, this is the place for you. The old bluestone building has been transformed into a hip Café Restaurant offering a diverse menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner Friday to Sunday, and dinner (or cake!) Wednesday – Thursday.

Shop Local - Bluestone Café Restaurant

Two Beans And A Farm

10 Hathfelde Boulevard, Mernda.
Ph. 9717 0978

Continuing the rustic theme, this place oozes heritage and charm. Dating back to the 1860s the building is situated on the grounds of Carome Homestead, surrounded by gardens, wildlife and awesome views. The tapas-inspired menu won’t disappoint either! Open Friday and Saturday 9am – 10pm, Monday, Thursday and Sunday 9am – 4pm. Booking is essential.

Two Beans And A Farm

Sweet Creations by Zoe

Shop online: facebook.com/sweetcreationsbyzoe

Visit Zoe’s Facebook page and it’s plain to see that she loves cookies. The tasty treats, however, are anything but plain. Her latest range of cookie packs include Santas, reindeers, Christmas trees, baubles and canes… one even has an edible paint set so you can decorate your own cookies! The perfect gift for Christmas.

Sweet Creations by Zoe

Bloom Grazing

Shop online: instagram.com/bloomgrazing

These boxes of goodies must be seen to be believed. It’s like someone walked into the world’s greatest delicatessens, chocolatiers, bakeries and food markets, hand-picked all the best bits and piled them high in individual packing boxes. Sweet or savoury, there is definitely a mouth-watering package for every palate.

Bloom Grazing

Pretty Poppy Flower Design

1/107 Hazel Glen Drive, Doreen.
Ph. 9002 0165

Literally EVERYBODY will buy flowers one day, whether it’s a small bouquet for your mum or an amazing showstopper display for your wedding. When that day comes, you’ll want the best quality flowers arranged magnificently. That’s what you’ll get here. In fact, why not drop by on your way home and pick up a bunch to brighten up the house?

Pretty Poppy Flower Design

Whittlesea Monday Market

30 Yea Road, Whittlesea.
Ph. 0428 821 644

Here you will find fresh produce, artisan bread, deli goods, clothing, plants, giftware, pet supplies, hardware, household furnishings, collectables, you name it, in over 120 stalls.  “Our Monday Market is part of the make-up of this community,” says Graeme Hunter, Market Organiser. What more do you need? Get there between 8am and 1pm Mondays.

Whittlesea Monday Market

What are some of your favourite local businesses in the City of Whittlesea? Head over to our Facebook page and let us know so we can feature them in our next shop local blog!