Our in-house cafe is named in honour of the Hawthorn Arts Centre’s iconic architectural heritage and offers a seven-days-a-week service with a focused breakfast and lunch menu.

The menu features larger-sized breakfast dishes which include classics and dishes with a sense of occasion, alongside smaller-sized breakfast offerings.

Second Empire is licensed, with seating inside for 40 guests, outside for 20, and take away is well accommodated. Coffee is Genovese Fair Trade and weekends see breakfast served all day.  

View the Second Empire menu.

Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 7.30am-4pm, weekends 8am-4pm.

Contact details

For more information about the Second Empire Café phone 9290 9400 (only on weekdays).




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