Chapel Street is a favourite Melbourne haunt for fashion lovers, making it not just a fantastic place to shop for a wardrobe refresh, but also a great spot to be inspired by some impressive street style. In addition to staple fashion stores, including Witchery and Top Shop, you’ll find chic Melbourne boutiques to keep you ahead of the game, no matter the season. Head a little further along Chapel Street to Prahran, where you will find Gorman, a proudly Melbourne-born brand. Or, if you are looking to uncover some lesser-known labels, stop at Design A Space, which provides local independent designers with a platform to showcase and sell their creations.
The dining options on Chapel Street are both impressive and endless, with restaurants and cafes offering a wide variety of cuisines. Start your day with a slight detour off the main drag at the Prahran Market, with a coffee from Market Lane Coffee and an almond croissant from Noisette Bakery. For something a bit more substantial, head to Lucky Penny and test out its pulled pork benedict or classic smashed avo.
For lunch, head to A25 Pizzeria and enjoy delicious pasta or, you guessed it, pizza. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, take a squizz at its Crazy Pizza menu, which offers wacky topping combinations such as those on the Hot Dog (fior di latte, tomato, frankfurts, chips, ketchup and mayonnaise).
You’ll be spoiled for dinner options anywhere you stop along Chapel Street, but a crowd favourite is Saigon Sally, which serves fresh and tasty Vietnamese food in a funky space, featuring street-art-adorned walls and decorative liquor bottles dangling from the ceiling. Be sure to check out the colourful adjacent laneway for an Insta snap or two.