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Things to do in Abbotsford Convent

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Cultural Center
“Right next door to Collingwood Children's Farm and only a short 15 minute stroll along the Yarra River you will find the historic Abbotsford convent. It has a fantastic bakery and other restaurants with local artists and designers taking residence there throughout the year. A local must see!”
  • 176 locals recommend
Farm
“This is a fantastic place to visit (with children or without!). It is a 15 minute walk along the Yarra River and is a beautiful oasis only a few kilometers from central Melbourne. There is a farmer's market held there on the second Saturday of each month - be sure not to miss it!”
  • 109 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“An awesome alternative restaurant nestled among the beautiful gardens and setting of the Abbotsford Convent. The vegan venue serves delicious breakfast , lunch and dinner with the aid of volunteers . You eat as much as you like and pay what you think it's worth.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Heaps of food options for breakfast and lunch, plus they sell bread and desserts to take away. The coffee isn't amazing, but overall, it's a good place.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
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“I love this place. The coffee is really good and the staff are friendly. The fit out is really nice, but it's also lovely to sit in the outside courtyard near the big tree. There's a little gallery next door too.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 2 locals recommend
Cultural Center
“Recognised as a place of outstanding historic value to Australia - Abbotsford convent is a large site belonging to the citizens of Victoria. It has a blend of cafe, bars and art on rotation. Lentil as anything is my favourite place to eat - a social enterprise with a pay what you feel scheme which has been creating positive change in the community for many years now ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Route
“A great place to bike to along the merri creek, beautiful bike path, fantastic cafe's, farmers markets, children's farm, super super great place!!!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Gym
  • 1 local recommends
Premise
“This is a beautiful historic place with gardens to relax in. The convent bakery is a great place to eat and relax. Lentil as anything provides delicious food with a pay-as-you-feel policy. There is also a gallery and outdoor cinema. I walk there via the Yarra river but it's shorter to walk through the streets.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Food
  • 1 local recommends
Farmers Market
“Market produce that is open at the Abbotsford Convent on the fourth Saturday of every month. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Street Address
“Visitors can bottle feed young animals, wander around, feed the animals, help with farm chores, or just sit and unwind under a shady tree or on the banks of the Yarra river.”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“An awesome alternative restaurant nestled among the beautiful gardens and setting of the Abbotsford Convent. The vegan venue serves delicious breakfast , lunch and dinner with the aid of volunteers . You eat as much as you like and pay what you think it's worth.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend

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