We love making new friends here at Chapel Street. Say hello to these newcomers and remember, play nice.
Here’s what’s new to the Chapel Street Precinct…
Blue lights, blue cocktails, blue everything! This Windsor newcomer is serving Greek dishes with a twist. Keeping true to tradition and keeping up with the ever changing diets of today, Rebel Blue has all the lamb, moussaka and saganaki you’ve ever dreamt of, only the portion sizes won’t knock you out. Neighbours to fusion food supremes, Hawker Hall and Mr Miyagi, this rebel even has Greek san choy bau on the menu. A cheeky tapas style menu with a little something for everyone. P.s. The homemade baklava is a must-try!
127 Chapel Street, Windsor | @rebelbluewindsor
Do’s – M.Y.O burger and choose from an intense selection of add-ons. These guys welcome serious DIYers. Order the fiery BBQ basted ribs and wings. Throw in some onion rings, mac ‘n’ cheese pucks and don’t forget the french fries with Rocomayo. Oh, and a chocolate thickshake to top it off, that’s a no-brainer.
Don’ts – Wear white. First date? This meal cannot be eaten gracefully (sauce will go everywhere).
156 Chapel Street, Windsor | @rocomamasaus
‘Sometimes you wine, sometimes you booze’, ain’t that the truth? Wise words hang on the wall of Ines, a new wine bar, with old school vibes. This beauty will have you stopping in your tracks, peaking inside and leave you unable to resist. She’s a charmer and she’s dishing up French and Italian delights in a small plate sharing manner. Our pick? The Polpette; a veal & porcini meatball on creamy polenta w roasted mushrooms. Don’t forget to ask the waiter for its matched wine.
150 Chapel Street, Windsor | @ineswinebar
A vegetarian wellness cafe has landed on the Yarra River end of Chapel Street, 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
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 Street, Prahran | @acaibrothers_prahran
Proving itself to be an expert in revival, Vintage Sole has reopened with a fresh new look! Vintage Sole will make all your faux fur, kitschy shirts and overall dreams come to life. One-off pieces from decades ago means they’ll be no running into Becky wearing the same outfit out on the town. Now go on, take a peak and enjoy these no longer hidden treasures.
153 Chapel Street, Windsor | @shopvintagesole
They fix cracked screens. And they do it well. They’ve also got a quirky range of phone covers and accessories to compliment your cell. No job is too big or small for this team. Check out this trendy spot next time you’re in need of a fix up.
336 Chapel Street, Prahran
These ladies are dedicated to making your eyes flaunt and your face glow! 670 Chapel has a new beauty and brow parlour. The promise? Amazing service that doesn’t break the bank, but trust us, what you’ll get is so much more. You’ll leave feeling like a million bucks – no makeup needed, though they can do that too if you like.
670 Chapel Street, South Yarra | @thebeautybrowparlour
Experimac is all about helping you save money and the planet at the same time. Trade in your old Apple products for fresh new models and instead of it being trashed, someone else can continue to love and use it. Experimac sell certified Apple devices for 30-50% less than what you would normally pay. No gimmicks! We swear. You can also trade in your pre-loved merch or get it repaired. I know we sound like sales people, but this really is a good deal!
3/266-268 Chapel Street, Prahran | @experimacprahran
Did someone say FREE BEER?! Set in Windsor’s hidden oasis (AKA Sample Bar’s beer garden), you’re invited to an afternoon of simple pleasures with Hawkers Beer.
You can’t make this stuff up. Real submissions and real conversations from Chapel Precinct. Tell us what you’ve overheard.
Boy George Australian DJ Tour at Chasers Nightclub. Culture Club frontman & POP icon Boy George is one of the most recognised and in demand House Music DJ’s of all time.
Ahh Valentine’s Day, a stupid cliche, a money making con or an opportunity to show your numero uno how much you really appreciate them. There’s so much to do on Chapel Street this day of love, even the hard-hearted will soften.
Residents of Prahran are invited to attend this year’s ‘Coffee with a Cop’ morning in Pran Central’s food court on Tuesday, February 19 from 10am – 11am.