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Second Empire Café

Hawthorn's Newest Specialty Coffee Destination

Located within the historic Hawthorn Arts Centre, the newly refurbished Second Empire café is the perfect place to meet with colleagues, family and friends.


A much loved local meeting spot in Hawthorn, the Second Empire Café has had a complete revamp, providing a light and bright place to meet, refresh or relax.

Positioned only moments walk from Swinburne University and Glenferrie Road shops, the Second Empire Café has been transformed, offering the very best local coffee, served up by our specialist baristas.


Love good food?


Then look no further as Second Empire’s diverse range of innovative new menus have been created with flavour in mind.


Hand crafted from the finest local and ethically sourced seasonal ingredients, Second Empire Café serves up nutrient charged superfood creations through to classic comfort food and snacks.

Open Hours


Monday - 8.00am – 4.00pm

Tuesday - 8.00am – 4.00pm

Wednesday - 8.00am – 4.00pm

Thursday - 8.00am – 4.00pm

Friday - 8.00am – 4.00pm

Saturday - 8.00am – 4.00pm

Sunday - 8.00am – 4.00pm





360 Burwood Road

Hawthorn, Victoria

Hawthorn Arts Centre




Council parking available behind Hawthorn Arts Centre. Street parking available on Burwood Road and surrounding streets.





Phone 0425 775 885