What to do in Abbotsford, Melbourne

This Saturday 14 October, Capra Designs will be joining the Jungle Collective as they put on a massive plant sale. We will have samples and seconds on sale at discounted prices!

As Abbotsford is Capra Designs home we thought we would give you some tips of where to go after you pick up your plant and pot bargains. 

Here's how to make a day of it:

Visit the Plant Sale

Warehouse Plant Sale / 19 Studley Street, Abbotsford / 10am - 4pm, Sat 14 Oct
Go to the plant sale first to make sure you get your hands on the plants and pots you want before they sell out. 


Mavis the Grocer / 197 Vere Street, Abbotsford
We are regulars of Mavis, they have great coffee, friendly staff and a sun-filled courtyard. I'm reluctant to admit I also go there for the Cruffins. If you don't know what one is, you haven't lived :)

Admiral Cheng Ho / 325 Johnston Street, Abbotsford
This specialty coffee bar offers whole food specials and treats using organic and fresh locally sourced produce. They also cater for Vegetarians and Vegans. 

Entertain the kids

Native Home, House of Plants / 366 Johnston St, Abbotsford
These guys are new to the hood and I was excited to note that these guys have a basket of toys for the kids, which felt very welcoming. They are an Australian native plant nursery offering coffee and gluten free and vegan friendly food.

Gahan Reserve / 118 Park St, Abbotsford
We have a bit of a Saturday ritual of picking up a coffee and taking Banjo to Gahan Reserve Park for a play on the wooden fort or swings, so I might see you there!

A little further away, still in walking distance, is the Abbotsford Convent and Children's farm! Check it out if you have time. 


Dr Morse Bar and Eatery / 274 Johnston Street, Abbotsford
Soak up the sun in Dr Morse's beer garden while enjoying wine/cocktails/beer and exploring their pan-Asian-inspired food menu. 

Yarra Hotel / 295 Johnston Street
Play pool or take in the sun in a relaxed pub environment. Banjo's favourites are the chips and doing little dances in the beer garden. 


Life Interiors / 336-338 Johnston St, Abbotsford
Buy designer furniture at wholesale prices and browse a huge selection of local homewares including Capra Designs :)

Flos Botanical Studio / 250 Johnston St, Abbotsford
It's always a treat to have fresh flowers in the house and the lovely florist, Vivian is there to help.

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