Looking for the best food near Monash Clayton campus? Well, it can be tough to find but it is definitely possible. With the recent construction on campus there are now some great options actually at Monash, but for pre-construction students like myself, we had to look elsewhere. Over these formative food-craving years I have eaten and sipped lattes at Clayton’s finest. Here is the final list of good food near Monash Clayton.
For the home bodies…
If you are perfectly satisfied exploring the selection of food and caffeine on campus then here is the list for you. Here are some of the iconic locations for a feed at Monash Clayton campus. Campus Centre now boasts extended opening hours which can be found here.
Grafali’s Coffee Roasters is newly refurbished and is a great value. Whether you are after a toastie, focaccia, or a sweet treat, there are plenty of food options here. The staff are friendly and the food/drinks get made efficiently. Don’t forget to check out the witty tip jar which changes frequently.
Neptune’s Seafood Catch
Neptune’s is an icon of Monash. It is your everyday fish and chip shop and it is bloody good. Whether you’re nursing a sore head from the night before, or just want to enjoy some well-battered seafood because why not, then you must check out Neptune’s. Every Monash student must do it at least once, it’s a rite of passage. Seriously.
Supernatural is a new addition to Monash Clayton campus and features healthy foods, smoothies, juices, and coffee. If you want to treat yourself (and not feel guilty about it) then this is your one stop food shop.
St Ali Church of Secular Coffee
Although it is on the expensive end of things, St Ali Church of Secular Coffee is a great place to hang out and enjoy a good coffee on campus. With a satisfying menu, impressive sweet treats, fresh juices and excellent coffee, this is a place you must visit.
South Society Café, Mount Waverley
South Society is a vibrant café with good quality food. Boasting good coffee and an extensive brunch/lunch menu, this is one location you need to try during your time at Monash. The maple-glazed bacon and smashed avocado is definitely not basic here.
South Society, 435 Blackburn Road, Mount Waverley, 3149 | (03) 9887-9877 | Mon-Fri 7-late, Sat 8-late, Sun 8-4 | South Society Website
Oasis Bakery, Murrumbeena
Incredible Middle Eastern food only minutes from campus? No, this is not a drill. Oasis Bakery is only a short drive down North Road and is teeming with delicious food. Whether you’re after breakfast, brunch, or lunch, Oasis has something for you. It is accompanied by a well-stocked Middle Eastern supermarket if you want to grab something to go. The prices here are reasonable and the portions are very generous.
9/993 North Road, Murrumbeena VIC 3163 | +613 9570 1122 | Sat-Wed 8-7, Thu-Fri 8-9 | Oasis Bakery Website
Temperance Society, Hughesdale
Want a good brunch near campus? Check out Temperance Society in Hughesdale. Their colourful, well thought out meals will put a touch of happiness into your day of lectures and tutorials.
127 Kangaroo Road, Hughesdale & Murrumbeena, Melbourne 3166 | (03) 9568 2500 | 7am-4pm, kitchen closes 3:30
Cote Terra, Oakleigh
Cote Terra is a good value café serving up delectable brunches and lunches in Oakleigh. Whether you’re after quality espresso, fresh burgers, or an afternoon knock-off beer, Cote Terra is the perfect place for you.
17 Station Street, Oakleigh | (03) 9939 6805 | Mon-Fri 7-4, Sat-Sun 8-4 | Cote Terra Website
Nikos spills out into the atmospheric Eaton Mall and creates the most delicious (+ gorgeous looking) cakes and sweets. Not only are they specialists in all things sugary, but they have an extensive, good value lunch menu. With quick service and scrumptious food, it is no mystery why this place is always packed.
25/27 Portman St, Oakleigh VIC 3166 | (03) 9569 6338 | 7am-12am every day | Nikos Cafe Website
Ping’s Dumplings, Clayton
Every Monashian must do a Ping’s night at least once. It is so freakin’ cheap and so freakin’ delicious. 15 pan fried dumplings for $10? Yes, I am being serious. For a cheap and cheerful Chinese meal then this Clayton Road eatery is perfect.330 Clayton Road, Clayton | (03) 9558 8831 | 11am-9:30pm every day | Take away possible
Dumpling Chen, Clayton
Basically everything I just said about Ping’s Dumplings but a few doors down the road. The perfect university student restaurant. Affordable, delicious, nearby.326A Clayton Road, Clayton | (03) 8524 3553 | 10am-10pm every day | Take away possible
Spicy Sood’s, Oakleigh
This place doesn’t look like much but it does the best Indian food, and it is basically the cheapest dinner you can have. I’m talking $5 vegetable curry and rice at lunch, takeaway 2x curries with rice for $12 at dinner… and it is actually amazingly tasty! With friendly staff and all the food make to order, Spicy Sood’s is a hidden gem near Monash.
5/1129 North Road, Oakleigh | (03) 9972 8214 | 11am-10:30pm every day | Take away possible
Meat Me, Oakleigh
If you want amazing Greek food with quick service in Oakleigh’s Eaton Mall then look no further than Meat Me. This restaurant does amazing souvlakis and gyros for an affordable price. It’s everything a uni student could ever dream of.
24 Eaton Mall, Oakleigh 3166 | (03) 9568 5555 | 10am-10pm every day | Meat Me Souvlaki
YOMG, Glen Waverley
Got a craving for froyo and burgers? It’s time to hit up Yo My Goodness. Head on up to Glen Waverley for a meal you won’t regret. It’s a little on the pricey side but I can confirm that the food at YOMG is totally worth it.
65-67 Kingsway, Glen Waverley, Melbourne | (03) 9560 2288 | 11am-11pm every day | YOMG Website
Elephant Corridor, Glen Waverley
For some badass Indian and Sri Lankan cuisine then you have to try Elephant Corridor sometime. It is a bit pricey but the food is absolutely splendid. Try the kotthu roti for something delicious and different, but you really cannot go wrong with any of the meals here.
179 Coleman Pde Glen Waverley Vic 3150 | (03) 9561 8810 | Lunch Wed-Sun 12-3pm, Dinner Mon-Sun 5-10:30pm | Elephant Corridor website