Travel 10 kilometres east of Melbourne’s CBD and you’ll find yourself in the wonderfully polished suburb of Camberwell. Originally named by an early settler after a district in South London, Camberwell boasts a line-up of Victorian and Edwardian homes complete with gardens that belong in a Jane Austen novel.
Intersections such as Camberwell Junction will always be home to long-respected establishments and cultural icons like the magnificent Rivoli Cinema and Camberwell Fresh Food Market, but nestled among them you’ll now find boutique eateries, lively wine bars and youth-inspired shop fronts.
On a Sunday, high-energy crowds make up the world-renowned Rotary Camberwell Sunday Market. In a place where almost anything goes, you’ll find young spruikers offloading last season’s wardrobe, antique brooches offered by vintage-loving students as well as old jars being picked up by hospitality entrepreneurs. Established in 1976, the Camberwell Market has raised almost nine million dollars for the community and judging by the consistently fully-booked stalls, that figure is only going to increase year on year.
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