Pran Central is way high on the list of the most stunning ladies on Chapel Street. She lives in the heritage-listed Edwardian baroque seven storey building. Below two apartment towers, on the corner of Commercial Road, she’s made a friendly neighbour of the Giant Robot who loves to watch the world go by.

Inside this gorgeous facade you will find your one-stop shop for literally everything!!! I’m talking quick and tasty lunch break spots, health and beauty experts, fashion must-haves and so much more. 

Needless to say Pran Central is more than a local fave, she’s the OG of shopping centres in these parts and she’s always got what you need.
Maybe its a quick bite?

Remember cheesy mite scrolls at recess back in the day? Mmm, they were the best. This is a fresh bread veteran. You can’t go wrong with a spinach and feta twist and heck, throw in a finger bun for ol’ times sake!

@bakersdelight

‘Bao’ means bun, a pillowy soft, cloudy steamed bun filled with authentic Asian goodness and ingredients. It’ll be a quickie, but a goodie. I swear. Check ‘em out and let us know which bun’s your favourite!

@obun_melbourne

Sushi sushi! These guys have fresh sushi handrolls from $2.70 and a mix it up sushi pack from $7.50. They’ve also got a great selection of hot dishes available for the Winter months approaching.

Don’t get me wrong, I love a ham and cheese sanga, but there’s nothing wrong with getting a bit faaancy on occasion. Fresh artisan bread on the daily and every filling option you could possibly think of. Sandwich Chefs are turning the common sandwich into something far more lavish. Grab a juice or smoothie to top it off, they’re made with 100% fresh ingredients too.

@sandwichchefs

Need a curry fix? These colder months definitely call for it. Grab two small curries and steamed rice for $9.90. Just keep calm and curry on.

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 those cheeky treats you buy 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.

@sugar_bowl_cafe

Health & Beauty

Australia’s fave confidence boosters have opened their doors in Pran Central. Here to help you own it, Laser Clinics Australia promise quality skin treatments and smooth sailing ahead! Specialising in laser hair removal, skin treatments and cosmetic injectables, this crew will have you feeling sexier than ever, all without breaking the bank. Plus, until 3rd July there’s 50% off when you purchase 6+ Laser or Skin treatments. 

@laserclinics

The masters of facial aesthetics and beauty for men! This crew will have you smiling from all angles without worrying about a ‘bad’ profile. Think double chin reduction, ink removal for #inkregret, hair regrowth and cosmetic injections. This is their only store in Melbourne so get on it, quick smart!

@esq.clinic

Natural, organic, sustainable and Eco friendly goods. This is heaven for health and environmentally conscious folk or if you’re trying to play catch up after a big weekend. With qualified health practitioners in store, these guys are Australia’s leading health and wellness retailer! 

@healthylifeau

For the mind, body & health approach to #fitspo Kaya Health Club in Prahran is exactly what you’re looking for. For a flat weekly membership fee, you’ll have access to over 300 different classes – especially helpful if it’s cardio day, but you’re actually feeling like yoga would hit the spot instead. Particularly come savasana time, you feel me?

@kayahealthclubs

The be-all and end-all of nail salons, jump into the express lane if you’re in a hurry. Express mani for $15 and pedi for $18, because you deserve a pamper!  

@organique_prahran

No appointments necessary, stroll on in and say ‘adios’ to bad hair days.

Happiness. Health. Well-being. Step into Therapy Zone and relaaax. Treatments include acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and different styles of massage therapy.

Amazing massages, acupuncture, cupping and herbal remedies. Give Dr Liu’s 101 Wellness Programme a go and let us know how you go.

When Mum said to eat your greens, she failed to mention that you could drink them too! Green Street Juice has a magical way of turning organic greens into delicious, and the world may truly stop spinning if the Mover + Shaker juice cleanse is ever taken away.

@greenestreetjuice

For other healthcare options check out U Pharmacy, Specsavers, Prahran Market Clinic and Melbourne Pathology.

Tech & Admin

Look out for the bright orange kiosk in the middle of Pran Central, iSelect is your life admin store. Leave it to them to sort out all the boring stuff like insurance, utilities and personal finance (yuck). Too bad that stuffs also really important. So let these guys deal with it!

@iselect

Had a bad day? Console yourself. Your one stop shop for all things gaming.  

They fix cracked screens. And they do it well. They’ve also got a range of screen covers so it doesn’t happen again. No job is too big or small for this team. Check out the orange corner shop next time you’re in need of a fix up.

@mgelectronics325

Say ‘yes’ to ‘less fees’ and more ‘extras’! You know the rest…  

@optus

These guys help to bring all your travel dreams to life! The team at Pran Central are the best you’ll work with and are always happy to go the extra mile. Definitely hit them up the next time you’re in need of a getaway, in other words, call them now.

@flightcentreau

They’re the tiny store next to Sugar Bowl but gosh they do big things. Especially when it means my favourite pair of boots can survive another Winter.

ANZ

Because you probably need a loan for all the shopping you’re about to do.

@anz_au

There’s also Australia Post for that Afterpay pick-up you know you can’t afford, Prahran Lotto because you’re feeling lucky and The Book Grocer for a cosy read on those wet days.

Fashion Fix

FCUK it’s cold! Sweater weather is here, so it’s lucky the queens of innovative style have you covered.  

@frenchconnection_au

Wander in, try on a few things, chat to the gorgeous, friendly staff – and then bam, you’ll want (no, you’ll need), to buy everything. Whether it’s a new fur, bag or heels there’s always a justification for purchase.

@sportsgirl

From the same retail group, Sussan is for the more modest lady. With a change in the air, their Winter collection brings texture, tonal dressing, prints and embroidery, finished with tactile accessories.

@sussanfashion

They make beautiful shoes for confident women. Check out their unconventional Winter collection that’s steered away from muted tones and instead offers vibrant hues as an antidote for those icey mornings. Because, why not shine all year round? Think fluffy feathers and patent leather. Live life on the bright side and add colour to your corporate and textures to your everyday.  

@wittnershoes

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