Melbourne’s eastern suburbs are known for green spaces, with nature and wildlife to be found at almost every turn. There is, however more, to this area than meets the eye. Quaint main streets now feature cool burger joints and specialty coffee spots, in addition to the old school (but oh so good) bakeries and vintage stores. Glenferrie Road in Hawthorn has its own rooftop cinema, Lido, along with trendy restaurants and bars. Box Hill — traditionally known for the amazing Asian influence — has cool new cafes popping up in between the tried and true dumpling houses. Amongst the natural beauty of Ferntree Gully and Sassafras, you’ll find quirky galleries, and artisans selling their wares at local stores and markets.