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Published June 19th 2014
A small shopping strip packed with variety
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Mountain Gate Shopping Centre on Ferntree Gully Road, Ferntree Gully


Heading out to the Mountain Gate Shopping Centre on a Saturday morning when I usually have a few hours to myself, I just enjoy having a breakfast sometimes, and a cuppa always, at my favourite Chosen Bean cafe.

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Generous parking at Mountain Gate shopping centre


There's always parking along this shopping strip which has divided parking as it's spread over two blocks. I love coming here because it feels like I'm just at the foot of the hills (the next major turn off after the shopping centre is Burwood highway which heads towards Olinda) and it kinda feels like I'm in a little shopping strip in a country town somewhere, without actually having to go country. There's no manic hustle and bustle here and everything is very relaxed.

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About to cross over from the 1st section (closer to Burwood Hwy end) to the 2nd section of the shopping strip


For a small shopping strip, there are a lot of places to eat and a huge variety to choose from, be it just cafe food, sandwich bars, pizza parlours, fish and chip shops, charcoal chicken, bakers delight, restaurants like Montania, take-away, bakery, or a variety of asian cuisine.

There is also a Coles shopping centre, Toy world, a Beleza school uniform shop, a few fashion boutiques, a specialty dancewear (i.e. ballroom dancing etc) shop called Frock Up, baby and childrens boutique, shoe shops, Red Cargo kitchenware, a party shop, a florist, a massive pet shop called Mad about Pets and other services like a jewellery repair place, laser hair removal, chemist, national hearing centre, a health food shop, a naturopathic centre, post office; oh, I could go on, but here, check out the shopping centre map yourself by clicking here.

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A plethora of stores and specialty shops, not to mention eateries and a supermarket; for a relatively small shopping strip, Mountain Gate shopping centre is steeped in variety


That top left 'clearance store' shop you see in the picture collage above, is where my fave Chosen Bean cafe is moving into. It's only about 3 doors down, so watch that space!



I'd like to make mention of the iShoes store I pop into as well, for their well priced shoes and variety they carry.

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iShoes for great reasonably priced shoes


Once I have satisfied my tummy, feasted my eyes and emptied my wallet at Mountain Gate, I always stop in at K Lynne before I leave the centre. If you're into the style of layering your clothing (and who isn't, unless you have a model figure) and you find shops like Motto (if you're a size 8 to about 18) and TS clothing (if you're a size 14 to size 22 or 24) who seem to specialise in the layered look a little beyond your reach that week or month, you can still emulate the same style for a fraction of the cost. With items at an average price of $25, you can get the 'look' right here at K Lynne, again a few doors down from the Chosen Bean Cafe.

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Melany minding the store for the owner, her aunt Kethlynne


The quality and clothing of K Lynne is pretty good for its price range. I also come here for my daughter's staples like cammy tops, trackky pants and no frills tops that she can just hang out in.

Herein ends my tale of shopping at the 'Gate'. I have not even gone into a couple of the shops across the road on Ferntree Gully road that I pop into, but then, that's another story.
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Why? Relaxed shopping, huge variety of shops and eateries, good prices
Phone: 03 9758 7088
Where: Mountain Gate Shopping Centre, Ferntree Gully Road, Ferntree Gully
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