Brunch is back on Chaps! Grab a buddy, a pal, or even a BAE and get your brunch on! Check out our list of some of the best places to check out in Chapel Street Precinct.
Bright, bold & beautiful. A farm to fork mantra sets the tone for the brunch menu, which has everything from fruit filled bircher to scrambled eggs & seaweed.
383 Chapel St, South Yarra
OPPEN brings Melbourne’s version of a Scandinavian eatery to Windsor that celebrates wholesome foods and hygge vibes. Located on Maddock Street, next to the train station, this light and tranquil space is the perfect place for brunch dates, corporate lunches or private dining functions. Besides the all-day brunch menu (with vegan and gluten-free options available), their Danish-style OPPEN sandwiches on house-made rye are the highlight – choose from toppings like rare roast beef with spicy béarnaise sauce, or smashed avo with signature Vegemite shards.
20/2 Maddock St, Windsor
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
Tucked among the tall towers of South Yarra, this chic little hub delivers the goods. The industrial feeling interior contrasts beautifully with the pretty and delicious menu items. The apartment dwelling locals swarm to this hot spot, so get in early to avoid a wait.
12 Claremont St, South Yarra
A hop, skip, and a jump from Chapel Street’s designer shops, Pound dishes up coziness in spades. Try their famous steak pide with a coffee made by a true Italian!
5/566 Chapel St, South Yarra
You’ll love Lucky Penny’s modern Melbourne brunch menu, prepared by award-winning chef Noah Crowcroft! Think fresh & flavorful dishes with something to please everyone, from sweet lovers, to vegans, to bacon loving carnivores.
481 Chapel St, South Yarra
Middle South East brings the essence of depth, honesty and culture to the heart of South Yarra. There’s a sense of passion, tradition and energy captured in this space. Experience true hospitality through their Middle-Eastern inspired food and drink, and stay long enough to celebrate – because what is theirs is surely yours to enjoy. Our pick? The Middle Parma; panko crumbed chicken fillet, topped with Napoli and smoked eggplant salsa, grilled halloumi cheese, served with hand-cut chips and greens. Top it off with a Middle Mary, $10 all day on a Sunday for you and your pal.
670 Chapel St, South Yarra
The bar & restaurant below the Olsen is an absolute gem! Parked on the corner of Chapel and Daly Street, 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
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 to 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
Breathing new life into what once was Prahran’s post office, Angus & Bon takes inspiration from the steakhouses of New York with its casual class. Enjoy brunch with some friends by a window at one of the high tables inside or bask in the sunlight at the tables outside. Enjoy a menu of beautiful dishes – a Steak Frites wood-grilled to your liking, Market Fish, Vegetarian Risotto, and plenty more! Add on $39 to your main and you’ve got access to an unlimited supply of Mimosa, Bellini, Aperol Spritz, Bloody Mary, Colonial Beer and Cider! Currently, Angus & Bon are Bottomless Brunchin’ on Saturday & Sunday from 1 to 3 pm.
168 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 & espresso martinis are served at breakfast time. As you can expect from Greville’s independant & boutique disposition, Oscar Cooper is a one of a kind.
160 Greville St, Prahran
Somewhat of a Prahran institution, set just behind Greville Street, Babble Bar and Cafe is our favourite people watching spot. The perfect place to bring your bestie, stroll down Greville Street and fall in love with our favourite boutique Prahran village. It’s a guarantee’d success.
4B Izett St, Prahran
A converted garage space serving up strong coffee, delicious brunch and they’re licensed to boot! #boozybreakfast. Our pick is the sweet potato and corn fritters on kale and spinach leaves with cauliflower hummus, poached eggs and a beetroot salad garnish. Even more than that, pooches are always welcomed to join their latte sippin’, doggy parents company in their covered and heated courtyard seating area.
Rear 154 Greville St, Prahran
Treat yourself to a taste of royalty at High Street’s Middletown Cafe. This darling brunch spot was themed after Dutchess Kate herself, so where else would you take dear bestie for brunch? Although the black waffles and a glass of bubbles are sure to go down a treat, the menu has plenty of other delights to choose from as well.
229 High St, Prahran
Not only do they serve one hell of a coffee, Sugar Bowl Cafe get eco-points for using organic fair trade coffee beans. This is the place you wanna pop in for a cheeky treat with your bestie when your partner isn’t watching – slices, cookies and cakes with hot coffee/slice deals making it even harder to say ‘no’. There’s also freshly squeezed juices and smoothies available from $4.50.
Pran Central Shopping Centre, 325 Chapel St, Prahran
Visit Paris without having to leave the country. Enjoy Parisian pastries, delicate tea and coffee options or perhaps a resplendent wine for a French-inspired experience at this gem in the heart of Greville Street. While Chez Mademoiselle is a simpler edition of its older sibling, Chez Olivier, it retains the French charm and an ambience that’s entrancing, cosy and feminine.
123A Greville St, Prahran
Settle into the slow, easy going vibe at this local coffee haunt. Dukes roasted coffee is their pour and a mighty fine one it is! If you’re after more than faultless brew, the brunch menu always pleases. Just make sure that you don’t let your meal pass by too quickly… you’re in Windsor after all.
169 Chapel St, Windsor
Old Mate Windsor will have you seeing double and thanking your lucky stars that you stopped by for a bite. Like most stops on the Windsor cafe trail, the coffee is better than good. The food, amazing. But it’s the fresh juices filled with veggies, that don’t taste a thing like veggies, that you’ll love!
159 Chapel St, Windsor
Deep in the Windsor end of Chaps, School of 7 Bells is a favourite for morning city bound travellers. Bells, as it is affectionately known, is named after a legendary Colombian school that teaches kids a dark art: how to pick pocket! The final exam at the school consists of picking from a suit rigged up with seven strategically placed bells, whereby the child must pick the mark clean without ringing a single bell. Whilst these guys do not encourage pick pocketing they do a darn good coffee & very tasty food.
33-35 Chapel Street, Windsor
If you’re the type to rock Air Max 90s, Yellow Bird is the place for you! There’s great music, an affordable menu and an outdoor area that’s great for people watching on a warm morning. Most importantly there’s an all day breakfast menu for you late comers. A medley of the usual suspects, as well as the not-so-usual: billion $$$ strawberry pancakes, Scandanavian and ave amarilla corn fritters being a few to command attention.
1/122 Chapel St, Windsor
One of our all-time Windsor faves. Tusk is a relaxed hangout spot on the corner of Chapel and Green Street ticking all the right brunch boxes. Sit at one of the outdoor tables and catch some rays (if the weather is right) or grab a cosy spot inside. We love their delicious (and very Insta-worthy) blueberry and mascarpone pancake stack and their tusk breakfast (a chorizo number). Tusk really does has the best views of Chapel Street.
133 Chapel St, Windsor
Enjoy Bottomless Brunch at Miss Kuku every Saturday and Sunday. The Sip & Graze package includes unlimited food and cocktails for two hours for $59 per person. Available from 1pm. Book here.
105 Chapel St, Windsor (Upstairs)
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.