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 epicentre 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.
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.
148 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 Melburnian 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 1970’s Latin America.
110 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
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
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 get a selfie t-shirt printed, for your mum. She’ll love it. Probably.
127 Greville Street, Prahran
Located in the heart of Greville Street, Brother Wolf is not to be overlooked. A classic old school barber shop, with bangin’ hipster vibes. With awesome tunes and free flowing convo’, you’ll walk out with a new mate to go along with your new look.
110 Greville St, Prahran
Bat Your Lash is a sustainable salon with a mission to continually explore opportunities to broaden their scope in inclusivity, having their boutique accessible to all. Owner, Nadia, chose to do something, no matter the cost. Today her boutique is an eco-friendly, sustainable, vegan, cruelty-free, non-toxic and zero-waste oasis. Everything they do is FOR you. They aim to help you achieve optimal nails, brows, lashes, skin and health and empower you to feel confident in your own skin.
109 Greville St, Prahran
This nightlife magnet has a reputation for hosting some of the biggest parties and a Sunday ‘Day Spa’ that would shock your mother. Drop in for a drink, buy or sell a few items and leave with a few stories to tell.
177 Greville St, Prahran
Go for the cocktails and colourful Thai bites. Stay for the good vibes and bustling atmosphere. Nudge Nudge is a neighbourhood bar and social spot serving delicious cocktails, and authentic Thai street food. The perfect setting for post-work drinks and flavoursome food to be shared amongst good company.
132 Greville St, Prahran
A Prahran staple that sits pride of place at the main Greville Street cross roads. Oscar Cooper’s coffee is always served as a double, the brunch menu filled with delectable bites and espresso martinis are served at breakfast time. As you can expect from Greville’s independent and boutique disposition, Oscar Cooper is one of a kind.
160 Greville St, Prahran
White Oaks Saloon is a teeny American themed bar parked up on Greville Street where, as the rumour goes, the imported beer is known to cure any illness. Don’t believe us? Visit just after sunset when the bar is aglow in amber and the aroma of jumbo has filled the space. You won’t deny the healing quality of beer and White Oaks Saloon.
115 Greville St, Prahran
Measuring up to 17 metres in height, each of these interactive displays of intergalactic awe will grab your attention by day and take your breath away by night. See them come to life with vibrant lights, electric energy and sounds from 8-11pm nightly. Get ready for vibrant lights, electric energy, up-cycled masterpieces, and streets of FREE family fun. We’ve added an army of larger-than life 17-metre space robots to the precinct until 31 January.
We’re celebrating the January public holiday by lapping up all the things we missed the most during lockdown – live music, world-class food and drink and being in the company of the people we love. All whilst being grateful to live in this prosperous country. Following a harrowing last year, heading out to give your favourite locals some love this Australia Day has never been more important. However you observe your day off this year, Chapel Street Precinct’s restaurants, bars and cafes would love to raise a glass with you.
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 in Prahran Square from 16 to 21 February 2021.
Check out who’s joined the vibrant corridor that is Chapel Street Precinct. We got some new friends in town last year and we’re giving them an extra big shout out for bravely swinging their doors open during what was an incredibly tumultuous time.
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.
“Arrivederci Italy, Ciao Chapel Street!” Much loved radio personality and comedian Kate Langbroek has returned from Italy to rediscover her one true amore, Melbourne’s iconic Chapel Street Precinct, which has seen a post lockdown renaissance of booming business over summer. Langbroek has stitched the words ‘Support Local’ on her sleeve, making unexpected visits to many Chapel Street Precinct businesses.
Right now, it’s black and white. Please support your local faves now or they may not be around for much longer. 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.
Now that the afternoons and evenings have heated up and we’ve shredded our iso grumps, it’s time for summer afternoons and glasses of wine in the sunshine. Luckily for ya’ll, we know the outdoor dining and beer garden hot spots, where the drinks and meals are tasty and good times ensue.