Why we love Windsor

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We love our local ‘hood’ and rightfully so. As we go about our copywriting, social-ing and content creating we get to experience first hand a truly eclectic landscape. From the pulse of life along Chapel Street to quiet residential nooks and pockets of greenery, Windsor has it all. There’s even a circus school right about where we are! 

Covering everything from life’s essentials to creature comforts – food, fashion, art, beauty, wellness and community – Windsor ticks all the boxes. 

 

Start oozing health with an adrenaline boost

Lycra clad humans are rife in this part of Melbourne. For those of us with a penchant for fitness there is a phenomenal selection of studios around.

If Windsor were a girl, she’d be: Kate Beckinsale. Pretty, polished and strong.’ –so states the Barre Body website. Situated along Chapel Street, they offer a suite of classes held in glamourous and airy studios for you to affirm your commitment to acquiring lean muscle tone.

If you are looking for novelty though, ever tried aerial yoga? Body Flow Yoga has just that and Savasana (the posture that puts you to sleep at the end of a class) is spent cradled in a silk sling - pure bliss!

If the confined and crowded spaces of fitness clubs and studios don’t suit your vibe, Windsor is just a few minutes away from both Albert and Fawkner Park home to popular walking, running and cycling paths to help you break into a sweat. 

Get your coffee fix

When it comes to coffee, we are spoilt for choice with endless options along Chapel Street, but if you ask us, we have two firm favourites. 

Home to some of the finest brews, Journeyman serves Dukes Coffee. Coffee snobs agree that Dukes Coffee Roasters serve up a seriously good brew and we attest to that fact.

Tusk Café Bar on the corner of Chapel Street and Green Street is just across from us and it’s all too much to resist the coffee aromas wafting through the open window hatch as we walk past (which we often do either when returning from a stint of property visits or while switching parking spots – more on this to follow). It’s the perfect spot for a quick coffee grab. 

  

Quiet those hunger pangs

Whether we just want to grab a bite or head out for a team lunch Windsor offers a café and restaurant culture that caters to everyone. 

Windsor Deli is the neighbourhood deli come cafe at the corner of James Street and Hornby Street and is one of our favourite go-tos for sumptuous sandwiches. 

Everyone likes pizza right? Lucky Coq on Chapel Street has an easy-on-the-pocket pizza menu but don’t let the bargain price fool you, the choices are delicious and has a friendly and funky vibe to boot. 

The traditional Vietnamese outlet, Nguyen’s Hot Bread on Chapel Street may not have the street appeal of some of its neighbours, but oh yes is its fare delicious. It’s a convenient spot to grab a hot meal plus they serve up some mean salad rolls for lunch on the run. 

We could go on, as Windsor has a fast evolving streetscape. Recently, Betty’s Burgers opened its doors at the top of Green Street. It’s already drawing crowds and we’ll keep you posted on whether this new arrival will make it to our favourites list.  

 

Parking is a conundrum 

Although there’s a lot to appreciate in and around Windsor, we are not crazy about parking. 

It’s not uncommon to hear phone alarms go off periodically in our office – no one wants a dreaded parking ticket. We have plenty of tales about breathlessly reaching parked vehicles in the nick of time to avoid tickets or worse, being towed (ok, we admit it, tears have been involved). 

Parking envy ensues when a very fortunate team member snags a four hour or all day parking which do exist, the whereabouts of which we shan’t share! 

You could even say a parking ticket is almost a rite of passage around here. 

Welcome to Windsor, if you’re ever passing through do drop in and say hi. 

Emma Bartlett