If you’ve never taken a trip to Greville Street, you’re seriously missing out. This petite Prahran street leads you gently from the hustle of Chapel Street, into a warm village of boutique makers, retailers & artists. Not a single soul has ventured to Greville Street without vowing to return again. And again. And again.
Once the epicenter of bohemian culture in Melbourne, Greville has kept it’s boho-chic aesthetic, while welcoming some of Australia’s favourite retailers into its collective of independents. If you’ve never been to this wondrous part of Melbourne, or haven’t visited in a little while – let us show you the way. Here are just some of our favourite spots on Greville.
Signed & Numbered sells limited edition prints from emerging and established artists based in Australia and overseas. Print mediums include screen prints, gocco prints, etchings, digital (including giclee and hand-embellished / hand-finished prints), woodblock, letterpress and lino prints. Tired of the lack of accessible and affordable quality works, Signed & Numbered aims to challenge preconceived notions of how art is viewed and ultimately, enjoyed.
153 Greville Street, Prahran
Brick + Mortar Supply is a throwback to the way retail was, before the internet and online shopping. As you would expect from a retailer who is taking it back to pre-2K, experience is everything. Starting life in 2013, Brick + Mortar Supply is all about street, skate, fashion & lifestyle. Displayed asymmetrically & perfectly aligned are brands that we all love, but struggle to find, from small and local to international and independent brands. Carhartt W.I.P, Epokhe and Dickies are stacked & arranged ready for the picking. They get the best of the best, so don’t bother looking around – you know exactly where to go. Known for their out of hours art exhibitions, live band concerts, skate premiers and photo exhibitions – Brick + Mortar is more than meets the eye.
201 Greville St, Prahran
The oldest remaining retailer on the street, Greville Records is a beacon radiating everything that Greville Street was, is and always will be. Independent, lightly-off mainstream and a place to travel to. Here you’ll find people of all backgrounds after one thing – good music and hard to find vinyl. Add to that a feeling of community & damn cool place to hang out – you literally can’t beat it. Make sure you keep an antenna to the sky for their next Sunday live music session – like the pied piper the bands playing lure people from all around for a taste of music how it’s meant to be heard.
152 Greville St, Prahran
Who said that to be a Melbournian you must always, always be wearing black? Whoever they were, FOOL would most definitely disagree. Bright, bold, and closer to quirk than cool – They dress everyone from Barristers, to Drag Queens and everyone in-between. FOOL stands out with clothes that are filled with life and individuality.
118 Greville St, Prahran
Pronounced ‘ah-sah-ee’, acai bowls have been all the rage since the Instagram-able food trend started (they’re like, sah pretty). Only unlike Bistro Morgan doughnuts, acai bowls are actually really good for you. No guilt, just pleasure! A healthy breakfast, brunch or mid-afternoon option. Our fave is the Salted Caramel; acai (of course), banana, salted caramel protein, coconut yoghurt, choc buckini and your choice of three seasonal fruits. Acai bowls not your thing? Try their loaded banana bread options or a variety of tasty raw treats.
136 Greville St, Prahran
Brought to you by the Welch Brothers (White Oaks Saloon & Silverlake Social). Welcome to Casa NOM Bar & Dining, a local Mezcaleria for the agave and Latin American Enthusiast. Located amongst the cultural boutiques of Greville St, Prahran. Casa NOM Champions all spirits of Latin America – with an emphasis and celebration on the integrity of Mezcal. Featuring a food menu of classic and traditional dishes inspired by the culture and flavours of the Americas and sounds of 1970s Latin America.
110 Greville St, Prahran
They print stuff. Onto other stuff. And they’re good at it. Seriously. You can let your imagination go wild and print something completely ridiculous, or choose something from their range. If you were asking us, we’d say go all Louis Litt crazy and get a selfie t-shirt printed for your mum. She’ll love it. Probably. #getlittup
127 Greville St, Prahran
Prepping for a first date? Kick things off with a beer or glass of red whilst enjoying a ‘ritual’ (amazing head massage) to calm the nerves and give you confidence, knowing you’re gonna walk out with a killer cut. They’ll even give those out of control eyebrows a sneaky trim to make sure you’re on top of your game – all while Meghan and the team dish out some quality dating advice to make sure you smash it.
150 Greville St, Prahran
For all you indoor plant lovers, treat yourself to some greenery or two at Plant Space (previously The Nomad Society). Making all our live indoor decor dreams come true, Plant Space is full of gorgeous living creatures that will help bring any space to life. Be sure to check out their ceramics too. They’re beautiful and a cute addition to any gift.
128 Greville St, Prahran
If the caffeine competition on Greville Street wasn’t strong enough, Neville on Greville is upping the ante! Serving up your fave basics – gourmet toasties and locally roasted coffee. What more do you need? Neville is a cheeky Armadillo, in charge of all thing’s coffee. Go and say ‘hey’ and sip to good times.
99 Greville St, Prahran
Lovers of all things handmade rejoice, Fitzroy’s in.cube8r gallery and emporium has snuck onto Greville street through the night and with them more than 80 Melbourne creatives! in.cube8r rents glass cubes, clothing racks and other spaces to local artists who sell their wares and keep 100% of the profits. Head on over and have a peek into each of the “cubes” to see what each artist is exhibiting – they are updated monthly around the 1st of the month. Oh, and they also run exhibitions & workshops upstairs, see www.incube8r.com.au for details.
116 Greville St, Prahran
This boutique beauty salon starts starts with a love story. No… not a Romeo and Juliet kind. More, love for yourself, love for your planet and furry friends kind. Specialising in Vegan, toxic & cruelty free beauty treatments while aiming to be a plastic free and eco-friendly salon. A little hidden gem, a wonderland were you can dream, romanticise and be yourself knowing your supporting a boutique with intent. #Guiltfreebeauty
109 Greville St, Prahran
With over 10 years on Greville street, this sophisticated izakaya is the perfect go-to. Every dish is carefully combined with a specialty sauce, individually selected by the chefs and owners. Mizu secret formula? We’re in. These are our top picks!
Kani Croquette – Crab croquettes dressed with Tonkatsu sauce
Scampi Kinokoyaki – Grilled scampi, split and topped with Japanese Enoki with a delicate miso paste
Mentaiko Spaghetti – Pan-fried spaghetti in a slightly spicy Mentaiko sauce topped with cod roe
95 Greville St, Prahran
After years of lying dormant, the heritage-listed Station Hotel ground floor has re-emerged as pioneering medical clinic, Next Practice Prahran – a reimagined doctors clinic focused on ultra-personalised care teamed with never seen before technology. Passionate about caring for the local community, the mission is to put an end to ‘assembly-line’ healthcare where doctors feel like a cog in the machine and patients feel like they are getting a cookie-cutter approach to care.
100 Greville St, Prahran
The Collective Boutique is a not-for-profit designer consignment store on Greville Street. This hidden gem lets consignors bring in their pre-loved items which range from high-end to high-street brands. Once the item sells, 40% goes to the consignor and the remaining 60% goes towards the Prahran Community Learning Centre. Amazing.
185 Greville St, Prahran
Grab your mates, pull up a deckchair, slap on some sunscreen and watch the Channel 9 tennis live broadcast on a 10 metre mega screen.
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