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Murrumbeena – A Suburb Profile

By Georgia Harrington

Murrumbeena is a suburb in Melbourne’s South East, located approximately 13 kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD. At the 2016 Census, it had a population of 9,926.

It is a quaint residential suburb, perfect for families of all sizes with it’s extensive parklands, proximity to public transport and it’s charming cafes. Nearby parks offer a range of recreational facilities for kids and adults alike – Murrumbeena Park, Duncan McKinnon Oval, and Boyd Park just to name a few! Murrumbeena is also conveniently located close to it’s neighbouring suburb Carnegie’s grocery stores and famous Koornang Road “Eat-Street”. It is also minutes(!) away from Chadstone Shopping Centre, with everything at your fingertips.

Nature Boy Cafe located in Murrumbeena Village 

Some of Murrumbeena’s stand out cafes include Nature Boy Cafe, Iron Henry & Daniel Son Cafe. All three cafe’s are located in the central hub of Murrumbeena (also known as Murrumbeena Village), and being just a short stroll to the Murrumbeena Train Station, makes them conveniently located for that much needed coffee grab before hopping on the train to work or university.

Iron Henry – a perfect spot to enjoy a delicious coffee on a lazy Sunday

Nature Boy Cafe is a perfect place to bring the kids on the weekend, with a kid friendly outdoor area to keep them entertained whilst you catch up with friends over a delicious brew. Nature Boy Cafe takes “kid friendly” to a whole new level, with the space including a large outdoor cubby house, with toys and textas for the kids to play with. Not to mention, the food is a knockout with generous serves and reasonable prices – a favourite being Mushrooms & Hummus, featuring puff pastry with homemade hummus, goats cheese, sautéed mushrooms, mixed herbs, pickle and radish, smashed avocado & a poached egg.

Daniel Son Cafe – owned by mother and son duo Trish and Todd Pryse

Murrumbeena Train Station is situated along the Cranbourne/Pakenham train line, with express trains running frequently throughout the day, making a trip to the city an easy, stress free experience. It is also not too far out of the city, so utilising the cycling lanes is a must if you are an avid cycler.

Overall, Murrumbeena is a terrific suburb to raise your family – with all the amenities you could need close by, but still being far enough out of the city to immerse yourself into that village lifestyle that so many long for, Murrumbeena is a great place to call home.

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