Sometimes you’ve just gotta try something a little different. So next time you’re heading to Chapel Street, why not explore a little further and take a stroll down to Forrest Hill Precinct in South Yarra? You’ll stumble across a few known favourites and discover something completely new. Now, that’s totally worth the extra footsteps.
If you’re not yet convinced, here’s our pick on what to do and which hidden gems you must checkout!
Where is it?
Dilly Daly is all about good company, good fun, and incredible food and coffee. Their vast menu includes an array of vibrant, customisable health bowls, cheeky choc chip pancakes, the tastiest take on a Benedict South Yarra has to offer (served in a croissant with pulled pork) and a fun mini menu for the little ones.
6c Daly St, South Yarra
A vegetarian wellness cafe, Little Green on Chapel is sure to be your new best friend. The ultimate goodie stop, with the added bonus that everything is really good for you! Think raw desserts, wellness bowls, juices, smoothies and jaffles. It’s basically plant-based heaven.
667 Chapel St, South Yarra
If you’re a local, you know Two Birds, One Stone. It’s a South Yarra fave and we’ve even heard rumours that Windsor-siders will cross High Street just to get there. The coffee is always good, the interiors are beautiful and there’s always a super friendly vibe to the place. Next time you’re around, make sure to pop in. You’ll be happy you did.
12 Claremont St, South Yarra
If you haven’t heard of the new brunch madam in South Yarra, you either hate having a good time, or you live North Side. In either case, you probably won’t like it here. It’s far too pink, the vibes are WAY too Palm Springs and you probably hate boozy breakfasts – so $30 bottomless cocktails with brunch won’t interest you at all. We won’t even get into the affordable prices, the ridiculously good Asian influenced plates of deliciousness or the really, really good coffee. You shouldn’t visit House of Lulu White. You’ll have far too good a time.
4 Yarra St, South Yarra VIC
Yarra Lane, South Yarra
Greedy Cat Top Kitchen,
Shop 1a, 7 Yarra Street, South Yarra
Enjoy a quick lunch on the go or sit down and indulge. A fave for suits talking all things business over Moose’s famous Spanish Eggs coupled with their exclusive 100% Arabica blend coffee in a very cute alfresco area. These guys offer delicious catering for your next meeting, function or party and at a reasonable price too!
15 Claremont St, South Yarra
Only a two minute walk from South Yarra station, Claremont Supermarket has every one of your fave Chinese, Japanese and Korean snacks. Consistently expanding their diverse range of products, there is something for everyone in this large aisle space – think Japanese ice-cream, Snowy Mooncake and all your favourite sauces – they even do free dim sum tasting’s in store! Check it out.
3/7 Claremont St, South Yarra VIC 3141
Wine & Dine
Steak, wine and mood lighting? Heelllllooooo romance. Steer Dining Room is an elegant dining house that’s perfect for date night, group catch-ups and even business dinners. Plus, the slightly hidden away location will make you look like a person in the know!
15 Claremont Street, South Yarra
The bar & restaurant below the Olsen is an absolute gem! Parked on the corner of Chapel and Daly Streets, Spoonbill is the perfect spot to catch up with friends, or take the lover for date night. The menu changes with the seasons so there’s always something new on offer, but our favourite thing about Spoonbill is the people watching from the street site tables. Grab yourself a glass of wine and watch Chapel Street roll by. Perfection.
637/641 Chapel St, South Yarra
Just a hop and skip from the iconic South Yarra intersection of Toorak Road and Chapel Street you’ll find irresistible deliciousness. Handmade decadent desserts and cakes that will make all your sweet dreams come true. Our fave creations? Small batch jams and spreads (try B&P’s famous Salted Caramel Spread or Chocolate, Strawberry & Balsamic Vinegar Jam), triple single- origin choc chip cookies, B&P blend coffee and hot chocolate…honeycomb hot chocolate too, they are so dedicated to their craft they even have their own bee hives.
647 Chapel St, South Yarra
Le Louvre is the destination for the most exclusive edit of international brands sourced from around the globe. It’s the only boutique retailer that you’ll ever want to visit if you’re a fashionista in search of the very best of high-end fashion. Balmain. Stella McCartney. Gucci. Marchesa. Valentino. Vivienne Westwood. All curated by Le Louvre.
2 Daly St, South Yarra
Luxury health and fitness? Uh, sign us up! Studio PP is an ultra glam fitness studio set in a state of the art loft studio. Founded by Olympian Stephanie Prem, Studio PP pulls out all of the stops. Adding to the beautiful space is an elite team of trainers, an incredible range of classes like pilates, yoga, barre and bootcamps and of course there’s one on one training if you need a little extra attention. Take your fitness to the next level in a space you’ll love (and make your besties super jel’ with the ridiculous body you’ll wind up with).
Level 1, 7 Almeida Cres, South Yarra
F45 are 45 minutes of High Intensity Interval Training, 45 seconds on, 15 seconds off – mixing strength and cardio, to give you an all round workout that’s probably a better option than a cheeky cheeseburger on your lunch break. There’s a reason you see it all over your Insta and Facebook. It works. Whether you want to pack on some lean muscle, rip up or hit the d/floor without having to catch your breath every few minutes – get on board the F45 train. If it’s good enough for Hugh Jackman, it’s good enough for you.
F45 South Yarra, 10 Yarra St, South Yarra
Smithfit offers a comprehensive approach to your mind and body transformation in addressing the core issues of your wellbeing. Utilising orthopaedic assessments and interventions, medical testing where necessary with customised technology, you will not experience anywhere else, you will achieve your #fitspo results.
28 Claremont St, South Yarra
South Yarra’s only 24 hour gym! Meaning you no longer have to rush to workout because whether you live or work in South Yarra you have the flexibility to train when you want, day or night. So, sign up today! I mean it. C’mon guys, excuses don’t burn calories.
9-11 Claremont St, South Yarra
What on earth is cryotherapy? The practice of exposing your whole body to electrically cooled air (below -110 °C) for a brief period of time (approx. two to three minutes) in order to trigger physiological responses in the human body. Research suggests that stripping down and freezing your knockers off can be an effective preventive and proactive measure for inflammatory and age-related diseases of the body and brain. Sounds crazy but Chapel Street locals are loving it!
6B Daly St, South Yarra
That pool! You may know the one. Glass-bottomed and usually filled with smug holidaymakers floating on their superiority. Well, guess what. YOU can be that smug sucker floating around without a care in the world. The Olsen is a little more than just that pool. Arty, creative and sophisticated. Staying at the Olsen is a little treat for the soul, a stay that is filled with space, world class art and complete luxury.
637 Chapel St, South Yarra
Tucked off Chapel Street, amongst the historic architecture of South Yarra, is Oaks South Yarra. The location is conveniently located near the best shopping, dining and entertainment in the Chapel Street Precinct, but also far enough off the main streets to enjoy a peaceful night sleep.
1A Yarra St, South Yarra
An apartment style hotel with views of Melbourne, the Dandenong Ranges and Port Phillip Bay. Punthill Apartment Hotel South Yarra Grand is known for generous sized studio, 1 & 2 bedroom apartments that are super modern and stylish. Perfect for exploring the Chapel Street Precinct both day and night.
7 Yarra St, South Yarra
An hour of having my body and mind soothed is my idea of heaven so Norbu Urban Retreat within the Olsen Hotel is perfect. Whether you prefer an intense Deep Tissue or Remedial massage, or if you like something a little gentler, try their hot stone massage. Bliss. Add a facial or full body treatment and go all out. You deserve it.
The Olsen Hotel, 637 Chapel Street, South Yarra
*Please note the CSPA does not represent businesses on Toorak Rd.
The days of living lacklustre lives in our residential boxes are (thankfully and hopefully) over. While our newfound freedom is oh-so-sweet, it feels like mere months ago that we were hanging out for the day when we could look back and laugh about the perils of lockdown. This is that day. Get an eyeful of some long-gone and relatable iso moments below. Today, getting off your couch means going further than the fridge and back to Chaps.
Over December, we’re going to be opening ‘A New Door A Day’ and celebrating all the new businesses who swung their doors open during COVID, bravely during this incredibly tough year. Stay tuned as we unveil and hail 24 new and exciting business in Chapel Street Precinct right until Santa arrives.
2020 has been far from smooth sailing for our beloved local businesses. But the good news is that our Chapel Street Precinct is still here and serving up the same beautiful gift shops, world-class bars and delicious eateries you know and love. So as you’re making your list, and checking it twice, sparing a thought for local business would be awfully nice.
Right now, it’s black and white. Now as we are opening up, please support your local faves or they may not be around when life returns to a COVID normal in 2021. We know this time is strained for almost everyone, so when it comes to buying food, clothes or any shopping you need doing, just think TWO WORDS. SUPPORT LOCAL. With your support, they’ll get through this. It’s now or never.
We know you’ve been scratching at the door waiting to burn off that banana bread! Fitness is back open on Chapel. While Chapel Street is the home of the best bites, cafes & restaurants, it’s also the best place to get your rig into shape! Put down the fries, here are some of the top places for fitness on Chapel!
It’s buzzing again already in Chapel Street Precinct. People tooting their horns, pretending to give each other high fives (COVIDSafe version). Now more than ever do we need people to support our local businesses! It’s time to get to know Chapel again. Click to watch our reopening celebration as midnight hit. The future is exciting!
Now that we are opening back up for summer, we will continue to work in partnership with the City of Stonnington & DHHS as we work to ensure the health & safety of Victorians. Click image above for the mapping of Metropolitan Melbourne’s pathway to ‘COVID Normal’.
Rejoice! Bye-bye hairy legs and nasty nails … The world of lash extensions, hair removal, tattoos, tanning and plucking and plumping is back. Clients must wear a face mask at all times (sadly no facials people). With such limited spaces, our beauty bars are filling up fast, so book now.