Live Like a Local: The Ultimate Highett Foodie Guide

December 2023

The Ultimate Foodie Guide to Melbourne's Finest Eateries near Highett Common

Adjacent to some of Bayside's most affluent suburbs, Highett is home to a host of incredible cafés, restaurants, and bars.

Residents of Highett Common will have the opportunity to spend time in the bustling community, exploring the incredible range of venues along Highett Road that cater to every style and taste. Today, we’re exploring some of our favourite local gems on the doorstep of the future Highett Common precinct.

Start your day off on the right note, with some of our top picks for a delicious breakfast and coffee.

The Flour House

Renowned for its artisan breads and pastries, The Flour House is a combination café-bakery that is beloved by the Highett community. They also have an extensive menu of breakfasts, coffees, and smoothies that are a perfect addition to any morning.

Sons of Mischief

The menu at Sons of Mischief is jam-packed with Greek, Egyptian, and Middle Eastern flavours on its all-day breakfast and lunch menu. If choosing is impossible, explore their bottomless brunch option, which combines their menu highlights with a range of cocktails.

After a hearty breakfast, why not switch things up for lunch with some authentic international cuisine? Here are our top Highett restaurants for the occasion.

Chilpa by La Tortilleria

Chilpa by La Tortilleria delivers Mexican street food to the Highett neighbourhood. Founded with the goal of bringing Melbourne a delicious take on authentic cuisine, this tortilleria and street eatery is the ideal spot for a taco or two.

The Hellenic House Project

Recently opened by MasterChef alum, George Calombaris, The Hellenic House Project is a true return to wholesome family cooking. Whether you’re in the mood for a casual bite downstairs in ‘The Kitchen’ or are looking to elevate your lunch in ‘The Good Room’ upstairs, The Hellenic House Project caters for all occasions.

In the mood for some fine Italian dining, or looking for your next date spot? Abbiocco is a Highett staple and must-visit, setting just the right tone for a perfect evening.


A relaxed slice of Italy is on offer at Abbiocco, a pasta and wine bar that puts a modern twist on classic dishes. With unique pasta shapes and a perfectly curated wine menu, this is a perfect spot for a gathering with friends and family, or an intimate dinner for two.

No date night would be complete without a sweet treat or evening tipple. Read our suggestions below.

Highett Gelato & Desserts

After you’ve finished dinner, Highett Gelato & Desserts is sure to hit the spot. From house-made artisan gelato in limited edition flavours to loaded NYC-style cookies, this beloved spot has something for everyone – even four-legged friends.

Hawker Typhoon

Keep the good vibes going with a nightcap at Hawker Typhoon. Open till late with regular trivia and live music, their offering of beers, wines, and cocktails has made this boutique bar a favourite amongst Highett locals.

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