Spring is 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.
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
22-inch pies, a boozy vending machine, Oreo-sprinkled frozen Irish Coffee (served in a paper cup) in a completely refurbed Ramblr site. Leo’s by the Slice (by the team behind Leonard’s House of Love and Leonardo’s Pizza Palace) is serving up all your New York style toppings but with a twist, including a vegan version of Ramblr’s Chinese bolognese. Half the pizzas are vegan or vegetarian – such as the pineapple and jalapeño and classics like the pepperoni. In the front you’ll be greeted by an array of ready to heat slices in a dimly lit space with a very NYC pizza shop vibe (counter tops and red and white tiles included). Out the back, you’ll find a pool table, forest green walls and patrons way cooler than you and I will ever be. Slices are slingin’ until 3 am on Fridays and Saturdays.
363 Chapel St, South Yarra
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 Street, 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
There is no chalk outline and no trench-coated G-men trying to solve this mystery, we know exactly who John Doe is. He’s Jane Doe’s older brother – he stays up later and has a sense of luxe that comes from a true enjoyment of the finer things; velvet furnishings, lavish lighting and a cocktail list that is the epitome of indulgence. He likes his music loud, his courtyards hidden and his drinks top-shelf. Situated in the heartland of the night-owl, you’ll find John Doe waiting for you, cocktail in hand, until 3 am, seven days a week. He’s a veteran of nightlife shenanigans and can provide for and anticipate your needs. Brought to you by the team at Jane Doe, you can rest assured they’ve taken everything they’ve learned over the past 4 years and incorporated it into one amazing space.
17 Chapel St, Windsor
Your new neighbourhood eatery with Middle Eastern(ish) food and booze. Maha East is the sister venue to Shane Delia’s (Biggie Smalls) award-winning, Maha Restaurant. Adding to the already flourishing Windsor eats arena, Maha East is an easy-going restaurant and bar, where you can experience everything you love about Shane’s food but with a more relaxed and carefree attitude. “I’m thrilled to be able to open a sister restaurant to Maha in one of my favourite locations, it’s something I’ve always wanted to do.” Shane Delia, Owner, Maha East & Ambassador, Anchor & Cecil.
36 Chapel Street, Windsor
The Black Toro has been a crowd favourite serving Modern Mexican food to happy diners since 2012. Opening its doors in Windsor just recently, brothers Aret & Sasoon Arzadian and Kalian Group Executive Chef, Garen Maskal, are serving up a higher level of Mexican bites in a cosy atmosphere. This place is also available for smaller size functions, with a maximum capacity of 35 people and an insanely delicious menu.
104 Chapel St, Windsor
Pran Central welcomes Route 45, a roadhouse American diner concept with the most drool-worthy menu you’ll ever set eyes on. We’ve got our eye on the fire wings – chilli rating sits at a five so enjoy at your own risk. Then there’s the usual contenders; burgers, loaded fries, parmas, ribs and hot dogs. Plus beers, milkshakes and cocktails. Enter from Wattle Street.
Jump on their $10 lunch special. Grab a NY Classic Burger, Grilled Chicken Burger, Veggie Burger, Hot Dog 10-inch, Calamari Salad, Fish & Chips, plus all meals come with fries and a soft drink!
Pran Central Shopping Centre, 325 Chapel St, Prahran
The name ‘Mr. Hoddle’ was chosen as tribute to surveyor general Robert Hoddle, who designed Melbourne’s grid layout and christened the suburb of Prahran in 1840. A homage to the local area, it’s also a tribute to Hoddle’s great vision for a city that brings people together. Capturing this spirit, Mr. Hoddle is the perfect hangout destination for life’s uninterrupted moments, celebrating delicious food, excellent drinks and good vibes. So go on, be apart of it.
163 Commercial Rd, South Yarra
Lomah, short for the ‘land of milk and honey’ is serving up healthy and delicious Med street food made for Prahran. Located at the old Colours site on Commercial Rd, Atlas chef Charlie Carrington has changed a few things and kept a few things the same. Enjoy your meal on a tray or in a pita, with fillings like grilled chicken, shaved lamb, smoked fish and falafel up for grabs. Throw in a side of fries for just $3 and you’ve got healthy, nutritious and bloody yum in your gob.
202 Commercial Rd, Prahran
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Grab a buddy, a pal, or even a BAE and get your brunch on! 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.
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If you’ve been throwing a potential change in diet fast into the ‘too hard’, ‘too inconvenient’ or ‘too expensive’ basket, let us help you change that around. Chapel Street has an extensive list of options for the plant-eating folk and the food is absolutely delicious.