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BALANCED APPROACH Why complementary health therapies are becoming increasingly popular
HOUSE PRICES HOLD STEADY A look at the local property market and how it’s performing
C L A S S I C C O C K TA I L S A guide to inspire your next cocktail choice
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CONTENTS 4 • BALANCED APPROACH
Find out why complementary therapies are becoming increasingly popular as Australians seek a more holistic approach to health and wellness.
7 • HOUSE VALUES HOLD STEADY
A look at the local property market, how it’s performing, and what we can expect for the upcoming season.
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR Just like that, more than half of the year is behind us. And despite the many challenges we’ve faced in recent months, time waits for no one.
8 • CLASSIC COCKTAILS
Discover a range of classic cocktails to make at home or order when you’re next out and about.
In this issue of The Camberwell Citizen, many of our stories look to the months ahead and offer some ideas on how you can spend your time going forward.
9 • FACES OF CAMBERWELL PLACE
Our main feature, Balanced approach, looks at why complementary therapies are becoming increasingly popular as Australians seek a more holistic approach to health and wellness.
Meet some of the traders behind the much-loved stores at Camberwell Place shopping centre.
10 • CAMBERWELL CATCH-UP
Catch up on what’s been happening in the Camberwell precinct.
As we head into the spring season, property sales and purchases are often front of mind for many. In our story House values hold steady, experts share an overview of how the local property market has been performing and what we can expect in the coming months. Back by popular demand, we have another fun crossword to test your knowledge of Camberwell precinct, as well as a delicious recipe for a Sicilian orange cake. These are both great activities to enjoy on a slow Sunday or if you’re looking to fill some time while at home. Whether you’re a cocktail enthusiast or a newcomer to these fine beverages, Classic cocktails offers some tasty recommendations to inspire your next fancy drink. Cheers to that! I hope you enjoy the reads.
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BALANCED APPROACH Complementary therapies are becoming increasingly popular as Australians seek a more holistic approach to health and wellness.
Photo: Jessica Dewar Yoga
Australians are living longer and busier lives than ever before and many of us are trying complementary therapies to improve our quality of life. Complementary therapies include a wide range of health and wellness practices outside of the conventional medicine space such as acupuncture, yoga, remedial massage, and herbal medicine. These therapies have become increasingly popular, with about two thirds of Australians having used complementary and alternative therapies, according to a 2018 NCBI study. “People are becoming more and more aware that happiness, connection or self-discovery cannot be bought,” said Jessica Dewar, of Jessica Dewar Yoga in Camberwell. “You can’t have an operation and think that everything is fixed. You can’t take medication and think that all of your troubles are going to go away.” Ms Dewar said complementary therapies like yoga were helping people with physical and mental issues, instead of relying entirely on conventional medicine. Complementary therapies are known by a variety of names like holistic therapies, traditional medicine and alternative therapies, however complementary and alternative therapies have an important difference. Alternative therapies are used instead of conventional medicine or treatments, while complementary therapies are used alongside conventional medicine. Ms Dewar said it was important for complementary therapies to work with other allied health professionals to achieve the best outcome. “It’s all about working together with physiotherapists, psychologists, GPs, surgeons, and other healthcare professionals, so that we’re a team assisting somebody on different levels,” she said.
Here are some examples of complementary therapies and how they are used:
REMEDIAL MASSAGE While there are various types of massages, remedial massage focuses on treating muscles that are damaged, knotted, tense or immobile. “Remedial massage targets and relieves blockages in both the circulatory and lymph systems that cause inflammation and pain,” said Jenny Zhang, of Camberwell Wellbeing Centre. “Increasingly, for health-conscious people, remedial massage therapy can provide an effective alternative to over-reliance on drug treatments.” The benefits of remedial massage include stimulating blood supply, making joints more mobile, and helping to repair damaged tissues.
Jenny Zhang of Camberwell Wellbeing Centre
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There are different varieties of yoga, however they all focus on structured poses and breath awareness. Yoga is often deemed a holistic practise that offers people both physical and mental benefits, as it has been found to calm the mind, improve blood circulation, normalise blood pressure, increase flexibility, help reduce back pain, and more.
Floatation or float therapy involves floating in a tank of warm water, which allows people to use sensory deprivation to help them relax, reduce swelling, increase immune function, and more. The tanks are filled with water and a lot of Epsom salts, which helps the user remain buoyant during the experience. Dinuka Bandara, founder of Elevation Floatation in Camberwell, said stress-relief, relaxation and meditation are the main reasons why people like to float. Others enjoy the physical benefits such as allowing muscles to rest and recover after a hard workout, reducing stress hormones, and getting the benefits of magnesium absorption. “We wanted to focus more on the recovery side and the mental aspect (of health and fitness),” Bandara said.
OSTEOPATHY Osteopathy focuses on the musculoskeletal system and how it influences other parts of the body. When the musculoskeletal system isn’t properly aligned, the circulatory, lymphatic or nervous systems are inhibited, according to osteopathic philosophy. Osteopathic medicine can help manage a range of issues including neck and back pain, arthritis, and sciatica. As part of a treatment, an osteopath may introduce exercise routines, relaxation practices or body awareness techniques to help the body’s ability to heal itself.
HYPNOSIS We’ve all seen magicians hypnotise people to do silly and strange things, however hypnosis is recognised as an effective healing tool in the scientific community. Hypnosis, also known as hypnotherapy, can be used to put people into a dream or trance-like state to help them with a range of issues. It can not only change attitudes and behaviours like smoking, but it can help with certain medical and psychological issues like anxiety, insomnia, and high blood pressure. Hypnosis is considered a safe complementary treatment when performed by a qualified and experienced practitioner.
ACUPUNCTURE Acupuncture involves inserting fine needles into certain points on the skin, which should be painless or cause mild tingling, warmth, or heaviness near where the needle has been inserted. Acupuncture focuses on restoring balance and encouraging the body to heal itself and has been part of traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years. There have been scientific trials globally that have found acupuncture to be a useful treatment for a variety of disorders, including dental pain and nausea, when performed by a skilled practitioner. While fine needles are most commonly used, acupuncturists can also use cupping, Chinese herbs and remedial therapy to help patients.
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KX PILATES Level 1, 2 Prospect Hill Rd LIFE READY PHYSIO + PILATES 636 Burke Rd LOVE ATHLETICA 136 Camberwell Rd MASSAGE THERAPIA 1/10 Prospect Hill Rd SHIATSU MASSAGE – KEITH BOYLE 392 Riversdale Rd ZEN 5 CHINESE MEDICINE CENTRE Shop T103, Camberwell Place, 793 Burke Rd
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SICILIAN ORANGE CAKE Serves 8–10
INGREDIENTS For the cake • 1 small organic orange • 3 medium eggs • seeds from ½ vanilla pod • 80g demerara sugar • 50g caster sugar • 1 generous tbsp almond or orange liqueur • 100g unsalted butter, melted and cooled, plus extra for greasing • fine durum wheat semolina flour, for the tin • 100g ‘00’ pasta flour • 50g ground almonds • 1 tsp baking powder • pinch of fine sea salt
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The story goes that monks at the Benedictine monastery in Catania invented this cake. While we’ll never know for sure, they certainly had a reputation as true food connoisseurs. What an ingenious idea it was from the Sicilians to throw whole citrus fruits into a cake. After all, why bother peeling an orange when it’s the skin that has most of the flavour? This cake can also be made with lemons, mandarins or clementines. And instead of butter, which was not as widely available in Sicily in the past, you can substitute olive oil.
For the icing and decoration • 2 tsp orange juice or liqueur • 100g icing sugar, plus extra to dust (optional) • finely grated zest of 1 organic orange • candied orange slices (optional)
sugar, and the almond or orange liqueur for about 5 minutes until the mixture is pale and creamy. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F/ Gas 4). Grease a large loaf tin (800-900ml) and dust with semolina flour. Gradually stir the orange purée and butter into the egg mixture. Mix the flour with the ground almonds, baking powder and salt. Fold the dry ingredients in batches into the egg mixture. Spoon into the tin and bake in the bottom of the oven for 45–50 minutes, until a skewer inserted into the centre emerges clean. Leave to cool, then turn out of the tin. To make the icing, gradually stir drops of juice or liqueur into the icing sugar until you have a viscous glaze. Pour this over the cooled cake. (If you like, you can dust the cake with icing sugar beforehand.) Sprinkle with orange zest and decorate with candied orange slices if you like.
METHOD (Prep 1 hr 10 mins)
For the lemon and olive oil cake (pan di limone):
Wash the orange in hot water and chop into pieces, but do not peel! Remove any pips. Purée the orange in a food processor.
Replace the butter with 80ml olive oil, use lemon instead of orange, and limoncello or amaretto instead of orange liqueur.
Use an electric whisk or free-standing mixer to beat the eggs with the vanilla, both types of
This is an edited extract from Cettina Vicenzino’s The Sicily Cookbook (DK Books, RRP $34.99), available now.
HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW CAMBERWELL? Test your local knowledge of the Camberwell shopping precinct. ACROSS
5 A department store that aims to cater to everyone
1 A popular hair salon that has been open for more than 35 years
7 Where you can find fun pyjamas for the whole family
3 Outdoor apparel brand that shares its name with Nepal’s capital
9 Head here if you’re looking for guitars, pianos or other instruments
4 Where you can find a great drop to take home
11 This restaurant brings the flavours and traditions of France and Belgium together 15 A popular destination for cycling lovers
6 One of the sweetest places in Camberwell since 1958 10
12 A popular phone and internet store on Burke Rd 13 A cafe with a tradition of colourful and tasty treats
14 A prohibition-style cocktail bar in a basement 16 A modern Mexican restaurant known for its burritos and margaritas
Across: (5) Target, (7) Peter Alexander, (8) CoffeeHead, (9) Music Junction, (10) Abode Living, (11) Franco Belge, (15) Bike Gallery Down: (1) Ulms Hair, (2) Specsavers, (3) Kathmandu, (4) Dan Murphys, (6) The Chocolate Box, (12) Optus, (13) Legacy, (14) Bar None, (16) La Cabra
2 Need some new glasses? Should have gone to…
8 A coffee playground where they roast their own coffee beans
10 A family-owned luxury bed linen maker that has been operating since 1991
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H O U S E VA L U E S HOLD STEADY
The unit market has taken off in Camberwell according to the most recent data from the Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV), while house values have remained steady. REIV data showed the median unit price in Camberwell surged 11 per cent to $855,000 during the 12 months to March 2020, while the median house price grew 1.4 per cent to $2,107,500. “In Camberwell, we see the sales market and the median house price is reasonably consistent,” said REIV president Leah Calnan. “Where it has been a more positive story is with regards to the units and apartments in Camberwell, where we saw an 11 per cent change happen in the past 12 months.” Ms Calnan said the unit price change was probably a reflection of larger blocks of land being developed into luxury townhouses, boutique apartment blocks and multi-storey apartment buildings. Jonathon O’Donoghue, partner and auctioneer at Jellis Craig Hawthorn, said properties valued at $1 million and below, such as villa units and small townhouses, were selling very well in Camberwell. “There is an undersupply and very strong demand for those properties, excluding apartments,” said Mr O’Donoghue. “Those properties are selling at auction under strong competition. We can’t get enough villa units and townhouses.” He said the townhouses and villa units were popular with first and second home buyers because of affordability and the land component. “If you talk about houses up to and around $2 million, there is a strong demand from young families who are looking to buy the five or 10-year home for themselves,” he said. “In the low to mid $2 million range, homes are still selling at auction, but with one or two registered bidders rather than four or five. As you get closer to the $3 million mark, we’re finding that the majority of properties that we’re selling are through expressions of interest.” Mr O’Donoghue said the main factor influencing Camberwell’s property market was the low volume of properties for sale. “We are approximately 40 percent down on volume, as far as transactions are concerned, compared to pre-COVID,” he said. However, Mr O’Donoghue said properties were starting to list again, with
bookings for August and September starting to filter through their system. “I think people were probably sitting on their hands during the first wave of COVID-19, but the thing with real estate, especially in this area, is that people sell and buy because their family circumstances change,” he said. “People will always need to buy into these areas and sell to upgrade or downsize, and other reasons. I think people are now thinking that if the property market was going to change significantly, it would have done so by now. “From a price perspective, we don’t see any change either way. We don’t think prices are going to go up, but we certainly don’t think the prices are going to go down.” Mr O’Donoghue said buyers were frustrated with the lack of properties for sale at the moment and were likely to try and secure something quickly as more properties were listed for sale. He said August and September are expected to be busy months for the Camberwell real estate market. “As far as the spring market is concerned, there is some renewed confidence from sellers about putting their properties on the market,” he said. That said, Mr O’Donoghue warned that while there would be more properties filtering through for August and September, it was unlikely to be at the same rate compared to what they would have expected pre-COVID. In the wider Boroondara area, the median house price rose 1.8 per cent to $2.015 million, while the median unit price jumped 5.1 per cent to $751,500.
FAR LEFT: Jonathon O’Donoghue, partner and auctioneer at Jellis Craig Hawthorn LEFT: Leah Calnan, President of Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV)
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CLASSIC C O C K TA I L S There is a cocktail for everybody, whether you like something colourful and bursting with flavour or something more smooth and subtle. Most of us have our own twist on classic cocktails, but there are some points to cocktail making that stand the test of time. One thing we can all do is pay more attention to the quality of the
liquor and other ingredients that we use, according to Simon Harvey, of Camberwell Cellars. “The more boutique you go with your base spirits, the more you want to match it with higher quality cocktail ingredients,” he said. “It can make a huge difference to what you’re drinking.”
Here are some tasty cocktails to try at home or at one of Camberwell’s charming bars: ESPRESSO MARTINI
For a cocktail with a buzz, the espresso martini is a zippy favourite for coffee lovers. What you may not know about the espresso martini is that it’s not a true martini because it doesn’t contain gin or vermouth. To make a basic espresso martini, add equal parts vodka, Kahlua coffee liqueur and espresso with ice to a cocktail shaker. Shake, strain into a martini glass, and garnish with coffee beans.
For many of us, the cosmopolitan conjures up memories of Carrie Bradshaw and the rest of the Sex and the City crew sipping pink cocktails in New York bars. This sweet-and-sour concoction is a fun party starter perfect for a night on the town. Shake 45ml of lemon vodka, 15ml of triple sec, 30ml of cranberry juice, and 10ml of lime juice with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Use orange zest or a wedge of lime for a garnish.
MOJITO Hailing from tropical Havana, the mojito is a real thirst quencher on a hot day. According to legend, the mojito was one of author Ernest Hemingway’s favourite drinks, which he famously drank at a bar in Havana. For a mojito, muddle the juice of a lime, a teaspoon of caster sugar and a small handful of mint leaves and pour into a glass with a handful of ice. Add 60ml of white rum, top with soda water, and garnish with mint.
OLD FASHIONED The old fashioned is a zesty yet smooth cocktail, originating in Kentucky during the nineteenth century. This timeless classic brings sweet and aromatic flavours together in one refined drink. Mix a dash or two of Angostura bitters, a splash of water and two teaspoons of sugar syrup (or one teaspoon of granulated sugar) in a tumbler. Add an ice cube, stir in 60ml of Scotch whisky or bourbon and finish it off with an orange slice or maraschino cherry.
MARGARITA There are few party drinks that live up to the margarita. From the salt-rimmed glass to its celebration of tequila, this sweet yet tart cocktail is fun and theatrical. The bones of a margarita are 50ml of tequila, 25ml of lime juice, and 20ml of triple sec shaken with ice in a cocktail shaker. To prepare the glass, sprinkle a few teaspoons of salt on a small plate, rub a wedge of lime on the rim of the glass and dip it in the salt until it’s completely covered. Don’t forget to garnish with a lime wedge.
NEGRONI The negroni is a delight for all the senses, with its bright ruby-red colour, citrus scent, and its balance of sweet and bitter. This popular Italian beverage is believed to be more than a century old. Making a negroni is easy: pour equal parts (25ml) of gin, sweet vermouth and Campari into a mixing glass with ice and stir well. Strain the mixture into a tumbler with fresh ice and an orange slice.
MARTINI Perhaps the most iconic of all the cocktails, the martini is a classic that few people agree on when it comes to the ideal recipe. Since the martini is a matter of personal taste, here is a base recipe that you can adapt to make your own: add 60ml of vodka or gin to a tablespoon of dry vermouth and a little ice. You can stir it or pour into a cocktail shaker and shake. Strain into a chilled martini glass and serve with a lemon peel twist or an olive on a stick.
AMARETTO SOUR If you really want to test your cocktail making chops, give this classic egg white cocktail a go. Firstly, add ice to your glass so it is chilled. In a cocktail shaker, add 60ml of Amaretto, 30ml of lemon juice, 15ml of sugar syrup, one egg white and a dash of Angostura Bitters. Give it a good shake, pour it into your iced glass and garnish with a maraschino cherry and an orange or lemon peel twist.
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FA C E S O F C A M B E R W E L L P L A C E Situated in the heart of Camberwell, Camberwell Place shopping centre is a local favourite. Meet some of the friendly faces who work there.
JUSTIN RICARDI OF COLTIVARE Coltivare means to cultivate or grow, and that is exactly what’s on offer at this greengrocer. Store owner Justin Ricardi said the Coltivare team has also worked hard to cultivate a loyal customer base. “Good customer service, fresh produce and good prices are the key to keeping our business growing,” Mr Ricardi said. “One of my grandfathers was a grower and the other a wholesaler, so I know the business from both ends.” The third-generation fruiterers at Coltivare are dedicated to freshness and supporting local growers as much as possible. Much of the produce in store is bought daily, keeping it less travelled, fresh and, as far as possible, seasonal. “We are proud of supporting local growers and fine food producers and the customer likes that,” Mr Ricardi said.
FRANK TENACE OF RAINBOW MEATS Having served the highest quality meats and poultry products for the past 12 years, Rainbow Meats remains a cut above the rest. Co-owner Frank Tenace and his team take great pride in their store, which was one of the first to open in Camberwell Place. The store has all the meat and poultry cuts you could imagine, with beef, lamb, pork, chicken, and more. Mr Tenace said the key to their popularity was having the freshest, highest quality products, as well as offering a wide variety of meat and poultry cuts. “If we haven’t got it, we make sure we get it for them,” he said. “If we notice any new menus come up, and people start asking about new things, we find out what it’s all about and then source it for them.” Find Rainbow Meats on the ground level of Camberwell Place.
Find Coltivare on the ground level of Camberwell Place.
“ G O O D C U S TO M E R S E R V I C E , F R E S H PRODUCE AND GOOD PRICES A R E T H E K E Y TO K E E P I N G O U R B U S I N E S S G R OW I N G ” - JUSTIN RICARDI
HENK KELLY-KOBES OF DYMOCKS BOOKSELLERS Dymocks Booksellers in Camberwell has been a destination for avid readers for more than 20 years, home to the latest bestsellers and undiscovered gems. The family-run store has a huge selection of great reads, as well as giftware, toys, boardgames, puzzles, and more. Owner Henk Kelly-Kobes and the Camberwell Dymocks team firmly believe in customer service, offering personalised recommendations and free gift wrapping, as well as helping customers search for rare books. “We have a loyal customer base because we look after them, and that’s part of our story,” Mr Kelly-Kobes said. Mr Kelly-Kobes is a big believer in supporting the community too, and Dymocks Camberwell has been donating books to local schools, libraries and other organisations for years. “Most small traders are the same, we all know our customers and we want to be part of their community,” he said. Find Dymocks on level one of Camberwell Place.
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CAMBERWELL C ATC H - U P FRESH NEW LOOK FOR COOKSON ST PRECINCT
As we continue to navigate these ever-changing times, business operators in the Camberwell shopping precinct are doing their best to adapt and accommodate customers. Many local traders have come up with creative ways to keep bringing you all of your favourite products and services, whether that be through home delivery, pick‑up orders, streaming services, or adjusting how they trade in accordance with government restrictions. Now more than ever, we need you to support our local shops in Camberwell, so we can continue to have a thriving shopping precinct. The majority of restaurants and cafes are operating and many of them are providing home delivery and takeaway services. We encourage you to support our local food businesses as much as you can during this time – place a delivery order for dinner or pick up your favourite meal, and enjoy a night off from cooking. Key supermarkets in Camberwell remain open including Woolworths, Coles and Aldi, as well as speciality food stores such as Camberwell Fresh Food Market, Coltivare, Rainbow Meats, The Source Bulk Foods and local bakeries, so you can continue to stock up on grocery items. Likewise, local chemists and medical services also continue to operate so you can access the healthcare and medicine you need. And don’t forget about Camberwell’s many independently run businesses that make the precinct so unique. It’s the gift stores, bookshops, fashion boutiques, beauty salons and homeware stores that truly need your support during this time. If you have any birthdays, anniversaries or other special occasions coming up, consider purchasing a gift or voucher from one of these stores. We’d like to thank you for continuing to support shops in Burke Rd and the junction, and encourage you to continue supporting local businesses. To stay up to date, and to view amended services and trading hours for businesses in Camberwell, visit camberwellshopping.com.au
Cookson St precinct has been revitalised, making it a more pedestrian-friendly public space. The improvement works, carried out by Boroondara Council, have increased public space for seating, socialising, and dining in the area, which is located next to Camberwell train station between Burke Rd and Holly St. The streetscape project has widened the footpaths and raised the road pavement to provide all-abilities access for pedestrians. The new seating, trees, sculptures, and signage aims to enhance the general appearance of the precinct, which is known as a busy hub for train passengers and locals. “This project intends to revitalise the streetscape amenity and it has done exactly that by providing a pedestrian-friendly gateway into the Camberwell shopping centre,” said Junction Ward Councillor Jack Wegman. “Over $800,000 has been spent since 2018 to revitalise Cookson St, which is another example of council’s ongoing support for businesses and the community in Boroondara.” Camberwell Centre Association manager Kerry Daly said any refurbishment project for the Camberwell shopping precinct was very much appreciated by both local traders and the Camberwell community. “It is very important to keep the precinct looking fresh and inviting; a place locals can be proud of. We hope that Boroondara Council will undertake more upgrade projects in the future,” she said. “The revitalisation of Cookson St will help focus attention on this historic Burke Hill area. It also creates an attractive and welcoming gathering space for locals, visitors and customers to enjoy.”
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SHOP SPOTLIGHT Highlights and happenings in the Camberwell shopping precinct.
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SOUL SISTERS CAFE
East End Wine Bar is offering same-day home delivery if you order before 4pm. Order wine from the comfort of your own home, seven days a week. Details: eastendwinebar.com
The former Acai Brothers store has rebranded to Soul Sisters Cafe and offers a range of superfood treats including smoothies, juices, acai bowls, coffee, toasties, and warm food.
Jo Mercer has a fresh new look after renovating their Camberwell store. The store continues to offer a diverse range of stylish yet attainable women’s shoes and accessories.
Telstra Shop has moved to a new premises and is now located at 628 Burke Rd. The store offers a range of telecommunication services and solutions.
225 Camberwell Rd
785 Burke Rd
LOVE ATHLETICA 136 Camberwell Rd
Reformer pilates studio Love Athletica is now offering a pay-as-you-go weekly membership option: 2 classes per week for $44, 3 classes per week for $55, or 5 classes per week for $70.
RIZIN’S PIZZA 727 Burke Rd
Rizin’s Pizza has opened at Camberwell Junction (formerly Pepperoni’s Pizza). The store offers a range of traditional and gourmet pizzas, as well as delicious calzones, starters, sides, and salads.
891 Burke Rd
628 Burke Rd
UPSIDE CANTEEN 255 Camberwell Rd
Upside Canteen has released a new seasonal menu which features breakfast and lunch options including croissants, porridge, chilli scramble, breakfast burgers, sandwiches, wraps, and more.
Many businesses in Camberwell are still operating, just in different ways. To view altered trading hours and operations for individual stores, visit: camberwellshopping.com.au
833 Burke Rd If you enjoy Vietnamese street eats, head to Roll’d which has recently opened in Camberwell. The fast-casual dining restaurant offers rice paper rolls, noodle salads, steamed buns, and more.
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Businesses in Camberwell are still operating, just in different ways. With many businesses now offering takeaway, pick up, home delivery, and streaming services, Camberwell still has it all.
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