Effortlessly capturing the cosmopolitan style and vibrancy of South Yarra, the Como Centre is the perfect destination to shop, dine and unwind. This landmark retail space showcases an extensive mix of local and international designer stores, with many more exciting brands set to make the Como Centre their new home.
Located at cnr of Toorak Road and Chapel Street, South Yarra, here are just some of the amazing businesses you can find here.
Everyone’s favourite chocolate has arrived in the precinct. Spot the beautiful glass building and the neon KOKO on the corner of Toorak Rd and Chapel St. Every chocolate crafted by Koko Black has its own unique personality and story. With over 100 chocolates and counting – the Koko Black range is complex, indulgent and always adventurous. Each individual chocolate is meticulously handcrafted in Melbourne, using premium natural ingredients and they’re ridiculously delicious.
Whoever you are and wherever you’re from, you’ll be happily embraced and welcomed at The Schnitz table for a warm, hearty, home-cooked meal and the best chicken schnitty (not to mention those golden fries) you’ll ever eat. So pull up a chair. We hope you’re hungry.
With elegant auditoria complemented by a bespoke bar and plush foyer décor, Palace Cinema Como offers a luxurious and sophisticated movie experience. Como presents a carefully curated program of high quality international and local art-house films, quality mainstream titles, operas and special events, as well as Palace’s trademark collection of international film festivals, bringing their local audience the best of contemporary and classic cinema from all over the world.
Inspired by their African roots, the menu at The Meat & Wine Co South Yarra blends cutting-edge modern cuisine with authentic African flavours. If you’re visiting to try their signature premium steak, choose from a selection of top-graded grain-fed, grass-fed and wagyu steak cuts and they’ll prepare it to your liking on the grill. Pairing with Australia’s most unique wines from favourites and award winners to under-rated and boutique we are sure to tantalize even the most discerning guests. You won’t regret it.
This family-owned business opened it’s first bakery in South Yarra in 1993. 26 years on and they are still fulfilling their dream in sharing premium French goods for Australian’s to enjoy. Patisserie is French for pure pleasure. Flaky. Buttery. Crumbly deliciousness. Share the real flavours of France as you meander through the forest with a crumbly mushroom tart or lie in the grass that’s dappled with sunlight, with a mini brioche that’s light as a cloud. You’re spoilt for choice.
The name says it all: Mio Tesoro which translates to My Treasure in Italian, is indeed a treasure trove like no other in Melbourne. The owner gained invaluable experience during her long tenure at Louis Vuitton, Mio Tesoro’s main forte is designer handbags and accessories. Their exceptional collection is what sets them apart from the rest of the pre-loved boutiques in Australia.
LA’s hottest fitness class has landed on Australian shores. Rise Nation is a 30-minute high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout utilising the VersaClimber machine (a cardio machine that simulates vertical climbing) for a serious sweat. Unlike your ordinary gym, Rise Nation provides not just a full body workout in a short amount of time, but also a community of climbers, committed to fitness. If it’s good enough for Jennifer Aniston, it’s good enough for you.
Czarina Kaftans is a luxury fashion resort wear brand. It’s a collection of exotic, sensual and glamorous haute couture Kaftans. The design, colours and free flowing clothing has enhanced the ageless and time-less dress style of the Kaftan. Czarina Kaftans give every woman an elegant silhouette. Her collections reverberate with beautiful detailing and hand made embellishments of semi precious stones, beads and silk threads.
At Eco Hair your hair is in good hands. The highly qualified team of hair experts have received over 50 awards within the Australian hairdressing industry, with ‘Australian Championships’ in 2009 and ‘Salon of the Year’ 2010 to name a few. With their industry leading range of eco-friendly, ammonia free hair colour and products CHI, your hair will be looking stronger and healthier in no time.
Before this article had even started, we could feel the Melburnian eyes of judgment piercing through their screens. Coffee is quite possible THE most important part of our lives, especially during a pandemic!
Great read while you are self-isolating! Few things that are iconically Chapel Street that only locals can truly relate to. No doubt by now you have had the terrifying moment of realising that you’ve joined the activewear brunch brigade (on your couch).
A guide to the best street art south of the river. For simple inspiration, or the perfect Insta selfie backdrop. Just remember to keep your social distance!
We’re the first and largest major retail & entertainment precinct in Australia to welcome our furry friends into over 500 businesses! Take a look at the list while in lockdown and plan your trip with your pooch once Scomo lets us all out of the house post the GCC!
Culinary delights inspired by Latin America, Italy, Mexico, The Middle East have joined the Chapel Street Precinct.
One of the best things about living on or visiting the Chapel Precinct is immersing yourself in our incredible local and international art scene. Just remember social distancing!
Grab a buddy, a pal, or even a BAE and get your brunch on!
We’ve got the lowdown on the some of the best bars to check out, and we would know because we’re #AllBoutIt. Here’s some of our favourite bars in Chapel Precinct.