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

Positioned only a moment’s walk from Swinburne University and the 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.

Opening hours

Second Empire café is closed until further notice.


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

Contact us

For enquiries, phone 9278 4770 or email [email protected].

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