Shopping Spree: Exploring Hawthorn's Auburn Village

A busy day of shopping must start with a caffeine fix. I head to The Counter Espresso and sit at its namesake for a latte. These guys know coffee, and their house blend is smooth, with just the right amount of bite. If you skipped breakfast, you’re in the right spot; the menu includes inventive items such as blueberry and orange hotcakes and shakshuka baked eggs. Don’t miss the array of cakes and baked goods in the window for a sweet treat on the way out.

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