Shining a light on the new additions to our already eclectic Chapel Street Precinct eat and drink scene. We’ve seen culinary delights inspired by Latin America, Italy, Mexico and The Middle East flourish into the precinct, just to name a few. Get the low down on the new neighbours below.
Everyone’s favourite chocolate has arrived in the precinct. Spot the beautiful glass building and the neon KOKO on the corner of Toorak Rd and Chapel St. Every chocolate crafted by Koko Black has its own unique personality and story. With over 100 chocolates and counting – the Koko Black range is complex, indulgent and always adventurous. Each individual chocolate is meticulously handcrafted in Melbourne, using premium natural ingredients and they’re ridiculously delicious.
Como Centre, 299 Toorak Rd, South Yarra
The mega Mex-inspired fast food chain has opened its first Victorian store on Chapel Street. On the menu you can expect the Crunchwrap Supreme and Cheesy Gordita Crunch. Well known for leaning into the idea of a “fourth meal” (a late night meal), the location of Taco Bell’s first Victorian store is a fair sign that all you hungry partiers on Chapel are in for a treat. You can even keep the party going as unlike your average fast food joint, Taco Bell also serves alcohol (including craft beers and frozen Margaritas) and hosts live gigs.
352 Chapel St, South Yarra
The Rustica empire, arguably the embodiment of Melbourne’s cafe culture, has announced its newest and largest flagship store to date, located in the lively, vibrant heart of Chapel Street, South Yarra. The new haunt will replace Rustica’s widely popular flagship bakery in Fitzroy, and additionally boast a night time offering alongside its popular breakfast and lunch menu, setting it apart from its sister stores.
501 Chapel St, South Yarra
Welcome to your new favourite neighbourhood bistro and bar. Award-winning chef Stephen Nairn has created a menu of his favourite European dishes celebrating the best quality produce in Aus. There’s a carefully curated wine list from a selection of Australian artisan growers and producers alongside rockstar winemakers from across the globe. Cocktails have been created by 2018 World Class Global Bartender of the Year, Orlando Marzo.
625 Chapel St, South Yarra
Fresh morning light, calm serene interiors await you, step out of the hustle and bustle of Chapel Street into a beautiful light filled magical space. They’re serving healthy breakfast, brunch and lunch and specialty coffee. Find them nestled inside Family Love Tree Interiors.
200-202 Chapel St, Prahran
Designed with creativity and imagination at its core, this contemporary function space is set to leave a lasting impression for the kind of wow factor your next event truly deserves.
134 Greville St, Prahran
Go for the cocktails and colourful Thai bites. Stay for the good vibes and bustling atmosphere. Prahran’s freshest new venue, 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.
132A Greville St, Prahran
Melbourne’s first and only 100% vegan wood-fired pizzeria, located on Chapel St, Prahran. Opened in February 2017 by Michael Craig and Shelley Scott, both long term vegans, Red Sparrow Pizza is a result of passion and hard work, after a long career in the hospitality industry.
260 Chapel St, Prahran
With a sleek monochrome design, one-of-a-kind drinks and Tapas style menu, the new cocktail bar Punk Carla has opened on Chapel St, Windsor. Designed with the after-work and pre-dinner drinks crowd in mind, the venue features a large outdoor seating area opening up onto Windsor communal carpark. The venue owners took their inspiration from a woman they met many years ago on a wild night out during the European summer. “She was classy, edgy, fun, slightly mysterious, and she said her name was /Punk Carla/,” they said, “Whether she was telling us the truth, we will never know but it stuck with us.”
102 Chapel St, Windsor
Just uplifting, mouthwatering ingredients. That’s their motto at Jumi’s, a family run cafe serving up all things plant based and delicious! Choose from their colourful range of smoothies, smoothie bowls, super toasts, nourish bowls and coffees, or browse their counter range to pick up fresh juices, protein balls, health bars and cakes, bircher and chia pots or freshly prepared sandwiches and wraps. They use the best quality local producers, nourishing ingredients that will make you smile inside and out, and deliver fantastic service.
589 Chapel St, South Yarra
Kaneffi is a Lebanese dessert bar with a modern touch that’s just landed in Windsor. Create your own Baklava sandwich with toppings like Oreo, Kit Kat and Persian fairy floss. You can also grab a Baklava box to takeaway for a sneaky desk snack. Sharing with work mates is not advised.
174 Chapel St, Windsor
Founder & Managing Director of the Grill’d Group Simon Crowe has announced the opening of a brand-new burger restaurant – Williams – in Chapel Street South Yarra. “Williams is a sophisticated yet simple burger experience that’s intimate and all about painstaking craftsmanship and amazing quality and taste,” said Crowe. The menu, developed by Pigdon and Grill’d Menu Innovation Manager Josh Powell (ex-Vue de Monde and The Fat Duck), features a concise range of house-made burgers, salads, sides, sodas and shakes, and a curated list of Australian beers, cider and wines.
670 Chapel St, South Yarra
Farro shares the love and passion of guilt-free, wholesome, homestyle Italian food that pleases the modern palette, benefits your well being, and touches the soul. Their focus is on healthy, quality ingredients, prepared simply and true to origin. They use ingredients that are organic where possible, and 100% organic spelt flour for all their pizza, pasta and bread. Everything on their menu can be made gluten-free on request, and a full vegan menu is also offered. This means that everyone can enjoy the deliciousness Farro offers.
126 Chapel St, Windsor
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
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Culinary delights inspired by Latin America, Italy, Mexico, The Middle East have joined the Chapel Street Precinct.
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Grab a buddy, a pal, or even a BAE and get your brunch on!
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