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HOT: HWKR Sunday Fundays, Melbourne

HOT: HWKR Sunday Fundays, Melbourne

Want to catch up with friends and family for a Sunday lunch with a difference? Then head to HWKR on the first Sunday of every month for Sunday Fundays!

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HWKR is a stylish neon-lit food court in Melbourne, upping the glamour factor to Asian hawker-style dining in the CBD. A series of different Asian restaurants pop up for approximately 3 months in the four small kitchens. That means you can return again and again and try something new! HWKR’s only permanent resident is social enterprise cafe Manymore which opens before the main kitchens.

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Traditional hawker food it’s not….but it is a lot of fun. And the genius thing is the variety – there’s literally something for everybody. That makes it a great option for families any day of the week, but on the first Sunday of the month it’s an especially family-friendly affair.

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Adults get to enjoy HWKR dishes while HWKR staff supervise the kids and entertain with face painting, colouring-in, toy stations and games at no extra cost.

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If you’re feeling really lazy you don’t even have to leave your table to order. Download the HWKR app and order from your phone, and your food will be delivered to your table when it’s ready. Oh and they don’t take cash, only card.

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For our lunch we try ‘gourmet Asian fusion’ hot dogs by Sydney’s Ume Dogs and a Golden Gaytime Puffle by ZOMG Things, a Puffle x Poklol collab also from Sydney.

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The space offers lots of seating options, though prime spots are for the comfy stalls facing the Sunday Funday action at the back of HWKR. For little bottoms there are numerous high chairs and a disabled toilet a short walk away.

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HOT Tips:

  • Pram access;
  • High chairs;
  • Standard menu suitable for kids;
  • Disabled toilet;
  • Toys and activities; and
  • Free face painting and child supervision;
  • They only take reservations for tables of 6+ people. For 1-5 people, walk-ins only.

Joyce Watts

Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned entrepreneur. She combines her love for kids, food, travel and bikes into several passion projects.

She owns an online bike store; develops and produces bike-related creative experiences for families via; and writes another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne with (non-kid related) reviews about things to do and places to go in Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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