Visiting Glover Station is much like dropping in on an old friend. Its familiar façade greets you with open arms, and the venue’s warm atmosphere entices you like a freshly brewed cup of hot coffee.
I first visited Glover Station back in 2016, when its original owner (Jim Marinis) saw great potential in this former service station. The building dates back to the 1930’s, when Tudor architectural style was prominent in the area. Elsternwick is adored for its connection to history and architecture, and this two-story structure with half-timber work, gabled roof, and decorative brickwork; is a fine example of the suburbs style.
The interior has its own touch of class, with tartan banquettes, herringbone tiles, and polished copper edged counters on which resides a sleek Slayer Steam espresso machine. Coffee is care of Inglewood, which is the sister roastery to the venue’s new owner (Only Hospitality Group). The menu is based on the ‘instagrammable’ and nutrient-rich trend, featuring the very popular Eton Mess Belgium waffles with meringue, and mascarpone, and Rose Water Malabi with raspberry rose labneh. There’s a selection of cocktails available, as well as locally sourced wine from the Yarra Valley. I definitely can recommend a Pinot Noir from the glorious Yarra Valley!
Come to soak up the history, while watching the team forge forward into the future.
You'll find Glover Station sitting proudly at 258 Glen Eira Road, Elsternwick.
Doors open 7:00 am daily, and close by 4:00 pm.