Whether you’re on the hunt for a quiet drink after work or a cocktail list worthy of a celebration, there is something to please every taste among Oakleigh’s vast collection of restaurants and cafes.
Here are our top 5 places to grab a drink Oakleigh:
Vanilla Cakes and Lounge
A local institution in the heart of Eaton Mall, Vanilla is renowned for its enviable display case filled with some of the best cakes and pastries in town. The sprawling upstairs terrace offers a well-stocked bar and an excellent vantage point while you sample the inventive cocktail menu and excellent wine list.
Mythos Gyros Bar
Home to some of the tastiest souvlaki in Oakleigh, Mythos Gyros Bar is a classic Greek Islands-style eatery with a modern spin. With a considered collection of wine, beer (Australian and Greek) and traditional Ouzo, it’s also a great place to enjoy a quiet drink. Pull up a stool at the bar or grab a bench overlooking Eaton Mall to indulge in some people watching as you sip.
Known for serving up some of Oakleigh’s best coffee, Cote Terra is located around the corner from the main dining precinct – making it the perfect place to enjoy quiet afternoon tipple. Escape the bustle and kick back with a craft beer in the recently added undercover courtyard. Furry friends are also welcome!
Risk Bar and Tapas
Offering a relaxed lounge vibe during the week and a vibrant party atmosphere on weekends, Risk Bar and Tapas gives locals a little taste of city glam in the heart of the Oakleigh. Enjoy a cocktail in the intimate banquette seating or grab a cheeky afternoon beer in the al-fresco area.
Caravan Music Club
One for the rock ‘n’ roll lovers, Caravan Music Club operates out of the Oakleigh RSL and offers punters quality music and comedy acts without having to venture into the CBD. Catch up for a pre-show drink in the Members Bar or soak up some sunshine in the newly renovated beer garden.