Who would thought there was great coffee, local wine and a beautiful yoga space hidden in the leafy old suburb of Downer? Well, now you know. In the newly refurbished village tucked away on Frencham Street, is a red brick building bursting with passionate locals and good vibes.

Gang Gang Cafe  

Open for breakfast and lunch from 7am daily, Gang Gang café has a relaxed, eclectic feel. Impressive tapestries, greenery and groovy couches are inside, where you will find people sipping coffee amongst the interesting artwork. Outside there is a covered area with large tables, which are perfect for big groups. Hotcakes oozing with fresh berries, free range eggs on toast, colourful granola bowls, daily curry specials and crispy salmon are a few of the dishes you can tuck into.

Live music, poetry and ‘jazz jams’ are some of the many events held at Gang Gang, bringing people together to truly embrace the strong community spirit. Check out their Facebook page for upcoming events!


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Husband and wife duo Charlie and Andrea Murray are the creators behind wellbeing studio, ‘here’, which offers yoga, psychology and pilates. They encourage people to slow down, be present and be here. This is the perfect destination if you’re feeling stressed or run-down and want to find ways to reduce the negative effects that it can have. You are bound to find something that works for you at this beautiful space.


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The Village Vet

Does your fur-baby need a check-up? The people behind The Village Vet have made it their mission to design a ‘fear free’ hospital environment that feels more like a home for animals, rather than a medical facility. The fit out lets plenty of light in, boasting a unique and contemporary style. With over 15 years’ experience caring for ‘the feathered, the fretful, the reluctant, the bitey and the brave’, owners Damien Solley and Amanda Keast will ensure your little dudes get the best care they deserve.

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Peter’s Wine Shop

Wine for your life, and more great things to drink. That’s the slogan created by shop owner Peter Dietsch. Here you will find an abundance of local and district wines. There is even one created in the vineyard of a local resident down the road. You will find plenty of options for your palette here, and you’re bound to discover some drops you may not have known about!

If you want to know more about the history of the suburb of Downer, and what the village can offer, check out the Downer Community Association