Everyone knows Chapel Street & Toorak Road in South Yarra. The main drags have been, erm, dragging in the punters with their high fashion and well known brands. But have you wandered off the crowded path lately? There’s a small, but wondrous little patch of South Yarra buried amongst high rises, and in there is Yarra Street & Yarra Lane. If you’re up for an adventure and need a few more brunch spots to add to your growing list, here’s a few hotspots on ‘the Yarras’ that you need to check out.
If you haven’t heard of the new brunch madam in South Yarra, you either hate having a good time, or you live North Side. In either case, you probably won’t like it here. It’s far to too pink, the vibes are WAY too Palm Springs and you probably hate boozy breakfasts – so $30 bottomless cocktails with brunch won’t interest you at all. We won’t even get into the affordable prices, the ridiculously good asian influenced plates of deliciousness or the really, really good coffee. You shouldn’t visit House of Lulu White. You’ll have far too good a time.
4 Yarra St, South Yarra VIC 3141
A cute corner cafe that sits right on Yarra Lane. You’ll know it straight away by the quirky science theme, wild plants and tasty looking food. From our chat with the team, their focus is on quality, healthy food for South Yarra locals who are known to be all about #ThatFitspoLife. They even let it slip that Lleyton Hewitt stops in most mornings for an Açai Wake Up Bowl.
1/9 Yarra St, South Yarra VIC 3141
A specialty coffee, doughnut and brunch bar that makes food so pretty it makes us cry. Well, maybe not cry, but totally weep with delight. It’s a pop in, take the goods away kinda joint that’s open Monday to Friday. Perfect if you’re a local at South Yarra Station across the road. It’s a well known fact that doughnuts makes Vic Transport 100% more bearable.
Shop 2/7 Yarra St, South Yarra VIC 314
If you’re anything like us, you’ll find that it’s super pain in the ‘peach emoji’ to find a great place to take your vego, cross fitting, no gmo, organic only, gluten intolerant mate for lunch or brunch. Well, Simple Seed might just change all of that! Simple Seed is all about fresh, seasonal fruit & veg turned into wholesome salads, soups, smoothies and raw desserts. It’s all hand crafted and made from scratch so they know that there are zero nasties. And just FYI, it’s all delicious too!
Shop 4/9 Yarra St, South Yarra VIC 3141
Southside Espresso Bar
A warehouse styled cafe that serves up a damned good cup of coffee, great cafe food that has plenty of options (especially for our vege friends), space to sit, and a vibe that’s a little bit hustle. Check it out.
2/9 Yarra St, South Yarra VIC 3141
We wanted to unearth the precinct’s most memorable and unique burgers for the ultimate Chapel Precinct burger crawl. Warning: salivation guaranteed.
Say ‘hello!’ to the new kids on the block. Here’s what’s new to the Chapel Street Precinct.
Looking to break free into the world of freelance, but worried about the cabin fever? Don’t fret. We’ve got you covered, well, Chapel Precinct does. Throw out that uncomfortable suit or the blister inflicting heels and slip into something comfy. A world where fast WIFI, pool tables and cool as hell creatives reign supreme…
Doors to the freshly refurbed Grill’d Windsor restaurant re-open on 14 May 2019 and there’s one very distinct difference. During its refurb downtime, Australian contemporary artist Anthony Lister came and went, leaving behind an exclusive artwork for burger eaters to enjoy.
Had a big night? Mouth as dry as the Sahara desert and stomach shouting ‘f*ck you!’? It’s okay, we understand that on Chapel Street one wine can often turn into many and a couple…
The unassuming entrance to this space will leave you delighted once you step inside and discover a beautifully transformed, open plan warehouse. A blank canvas that can be adapted to suit your posse’s needs.
A guide to the best street art south of the river… Windsor edition. For simple inspiration, or the perfect Insta selfie backdrop.
Sometimes you’ve just gotta try something a little different. So next time you’re heading to Chapel Street, why not explore a little further and take a stroll down to Forrest Hill Precinct?