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.
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 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
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
We’re lucky restrictions are easing!! BUT, you still gotta keep an over-sized tutu (1.5 metre) level of distance from your fellow street homies. Consider yourself an unsung hero, keeping our community safe. Your Mum will be proud. There’s more than one way of making social distancing fun! Have a look how we’re doing it…
Imagine multiple world-class restaurants in one Drive-Thru!? “Insane… You spoil me!…This is too much!” …you yell at your screen from your food-less, barren kitchen after a long-day working from your all-but-too-familiar living room. Order direct and collect your bag of yummies from Chaps. Plus, you’ll be supporting local! Need more inspo? Watch the silly ways this guy has gone and done it…
Burn off that Iso Banana Bread! We promise your couch won’t miss you. Chapel Street Precinct’s gyms and fitness studios officially reopened on June 22 for up to 20 people.
Say ‘hello’ to sanitiser stations and single-use menus. On June 1, we joined the rest of Australia by being able to eat & drink inside our famous restaurants, cafes & pubs again (hooray)! See if your local fave has reopened for in-house dining!
Chapel Street Precinct recently unveiled ‘Chapel Innovation’, a hub for opportunity and initiatives for business owners to take part in, plus expert tidbits. This initiative explores the future of Chapel and also highlights some who bravely pivoted over COVID. This campaign is coinciding with the easing of lockdown restrictions to arm businesses with inspo.
Locations of FREE on-street parking and nearly 5500 inexpensive off-street parks in South Yarra, Windsor and Prahran, Chapel Street Precinct.
Bye-bye hairy legs and nasty nails … The world of lash extensions, hair removal, tattoos, tanning and plucking and plumping is back.
Rapid access COVID-19 testing is now available at Prahran Town Hall on Chapel Street. This means our community can be assessed by a health worker quickly & easily. You only need to visit the clinic if you meet the criteria. Drawing by @thatsnotfor.