We do always say this, but seriously guys, this month’s latest arrivals are oh so sweet! October on Chapel Street saw businesses blooming just like the flowers! A glitter drenched fashion store, a cheekily named pizza joint and two beer gardens; just in time for our Vitamin D deprived bods. Plus, there’s an LA approved workout joint, a new ‘best-dumpling’ contender and so much more.
Check out what sprung onto Chapel Street this spring!
Side Street Night is a cultural cafe-bar. From Australia, France, and Colombia three friends mix their backgrounds to create a place that feels like home. Crepes, drinks, art, music, events and an open space for all cultures. Rotating artists feature on the walls of this bar meets homeware store where sewing machines are a many and almost everything you can see is for sale. In a side street just off Chapel, the night is open.
Grey St, South Yarra
This one’s for all you glitter bugs! This rainbow drenched beauty has opened its doors South Side and we couldn’t be more excited. Festival season is well and truly upon us so the timing couldn’t be better. For all the best doof inspo or to keep the festival style going all year round, head to Tibbs and Bones. You can’t miss it.
143 Chapel St, Windsor
A funny name. Try explaining why to your confused girlfriend. Look for the black and orange sign and feel the unusual familiarity come flooding in. But the name is not the only thing we’re intrigued by. We’re loving the look of Claudia; tomato base, basil, fior di latte, nduja (hot italian meat paste), capsicum, fresh tomato or Michelle – beef ragu, smoked mozzarella, parmigiano, peas, pancetta and béchamel for something more risque. All cooked on a 72 hour fermented dough base. We promise it’ll hit the spot.
Shop 2/96 Greville St, Prahran
LA’s hottest fitness class has landed on Australian shores. Rise Nation is a 30-minute high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout utilising the VersaClimber machine (a cardio machine that simulates vertical climbing) for a serious sweat. Unlike your ordinary gym, Rise Nation provides not just a full body workout in a short amount of time, but also a community of climbers, committed to fitness. If it’s good enough for Jennifer Aniston, it’s good enough for you.
Shop 5 / Como Centre Cnr of Toorak Rd & Chapel St, South Yarra
If the wine bar game in Windsor wasn’t already fierce enough, Sample Wine Bar just upped the ante! Opening its doors just last week and boasting a very cute beer garden, happy hour from 5pm – 7pm everyday and the occasional live acoustic session in the courtyard. This hidden gem is top of our list to try. We’ll see you there!
188 High St, Prahran
Here is yet another reason to get pumped for some warmer temps. Originating in Sydney and boasting the same water side flair, Tigerlily delivers the ultimate boho wardrobe, designed to take you away at home or abroad for any occasion. For all you summer lovers with a cheeky desire to dress like holiday mode is all year round, Tigerlily is for you.
565 Chapel St, South Yarra
A unique boutique hair salon offering one-on-one appointments, meaning your stylist will attend to you throughout the entire appointment, from the consult and shampoo, through to the finishing – so no more waiting for your stylist to finish with another client! Specialising in high end extensions, balayage and bio ionic straightening. This crew also provide bridal and event hair and makeup packages. Go on, enjoy a fresh new do, you deserve it.
376 Chapel St, South Yarra
Family Tea House are the latest Chinese eatery challenger vying for our dumpling loving patronage. Fun, fried and saucy, Family Tea House might just give a few Chinese food joints a run for their rice! The menu is packed with fried rice, dumplings and sweet and sour everything. Down right delicious.
310 Chapel St, Prahran
The perfect spot on Chapel Street to grab a latte and watch the world go by. Popping up in the perfect spot in South Yarra, Cafe Timeless is no fuss or frills, serving coffee, cakes and pre made takeaway lunches like sangas, poke bowls and chicken salads. Be sure to pick a waist busting cheat day snack from the cabinet. Our top picks are the tiramisu, lemon tart and cheesecake. Heck, grab all three to ‘share’ with your work mates or as a sample, Timeless makes incredible cakes on order, perfect for your next special occasion. Plus, the iced fruit teas are a must-try!
396 Chapel St, South Yarra
Sculpts first flagship store offers an extremely tailored range of mens & womens clothing. The focus is on well made and designed items that can translate to any mode of fun. Each and every piece is quality and no detail has been overlooked. Whether you’re a die-hard fan of floral prints or in preference of a bold flat colour to be paired with the classic essentials, you’ll find your style in this range. Pieces designed to flatter and highlight for the ideal silhouette. Sculpt has a casual vibe and is mixing things up in South Yarra’s fashion scene. And, it’s not too expenny.
495 Chapel St, South Yarra
Got a burger craving you’re trying to kick? Look no further than Betty’s Burgers and Concrete Co. Since travelling South from the tropical temperatures of Queensland, Betty has opened her second Victoria 50’s style burger shack in Windsor! Where juicy patties, perfectly melted cheese and tasty sauces reign supreme. An extraordinary simple menu, our pick is Betty’s Classic with a side of french fries and sriracha mayo. Oh, and if you were wondering what ‘concrete’ refers to, only a rich and creamy custard ice-cream that Betty likes to whip up in her spare time. We suggest the Cookie Butter – vanilla frozen custard, crumbed Biscoff cookies, cookie butter and cinnamon sugar. You can thank us later.
129-131 Chapel St, Windsor
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.