Chapel Street
Chapel Street
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As an iconic shopping strip in Melbourne, Australia, the Chapel Street Precinct is famous for fashion, food, coffee, bars, vintage stores, Prahran market, art galleries and street art as well as creative culture, history and architecture. The neighbourhood spans across the three suburbs of South Yarra, Prahran and Windsor each with their own distinct personalities. Our community is easy to reach via three train stations or trams.
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Jayne N
Albion Park, Australia3 contributions
June 2023 • Solo
I stayed in the Ovolo on Chapel Street South Yarra and it was just devine.
The staff were amazing, the bed was super comfy they gifted me with a complimentary bottle of wine on arrival, nothing was too much trouble. I personally loved the funky vibe took photos of everything it was so much fun the art the photo booth and the complimentary breakfast and drinks were fabulous and free mini bar who can go past that and the Lona Misa hotel was the best Vegan food I have ever had I would give this experience a 12 out of 10 the manager even sent me off to my winery visits with a polaroid camera it was next level service!!! I will be back for sure.

I also visited lots of cafes, restaurants, shops and bought some fabulous clothes fro ECOd I just love love love Chapel Street, South Yarra and Prahan!!
Written 1 August 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,023 contributions
July 2023 • Couples
Chapel Street is well-known as Melbourne's hub for fashion, entertainment and quirky retailers. It's hard to keep a good street down; Chapel Street was hard- hit during the Covid epidemic, but it's rebounded strongly. These days, the shop windows are ablaze with style and the bars are busy again.
Written 27 July 2023
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia18,442 contributions
June 2023
Running through Prahran, this is our fave high st, in Melbourne, there are many cafes and eateries to enjoy, (our fave, Hooked, fish n chips, with it $10 lunch deal) and shopping, there are many op shops to rummage through.
Written 14 July 2023
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Neil
2 contributions
Feb 2023
Chapel Street used to be one of Melbourne's top shopping, dining and entertainment destinations. It was the place to see and be seen at, and was always busy right into the early hours. Unfortunately, heavy competition with indoor shopping malls and online shopping, coupled with excessive (overvalued) real estate costs has caused many business to pack up and leave. What is left are miles of empty or run down shopfronts and drab apartment developments. It's really sad how property owners hold on to the real estate and demand such high prices, yet the place has long lost its glamour. If only Stonnington city council could take a look at how other parts of Melbourne are gentrifying. These days, Footscray and even Frankston have far more buzz and activity than Chapel Street.

That said, the Prahran and Windsor end of the street is still worth a stop over for a casual lunch or coffee. There are quite a few cool bars and cafes that remain, the Prahran market (although extremely overpriced) is interesting enough and there are beautiful historic buildings (mostly empty) that are nice to gawk at, along with some cool street art. But, I wouldn't go out of my way to come here as I just feel so depressed when I think of what it used to be.
Written 23 February 2023
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Raquel O
Sydney, Australia139 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
I used to visit Chapel Street whenever in Melbourne for its fashion and ambience but today it was drab and unsophisticated. Not sure what happened to what I remember was an iconic street with something for everyone. It’s now a busy street with very little life attached to it, there are many beggars and I left after an hour with no reason to return.
Written 8 January 2023
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Bren
London, UK1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Solo
I spent a lot of time on Chapel St in the late 90s, when the majority of stores were fashion boutiques, with many of them featuring independent designers. Unfortunately, the street is not what is was. Cafes, bars, nail salons and phone repair shops seem to dominate the street, and there are many empty shopfronts. The Jam Factory is near empty, with a Cotton On in place of the excellent Borders bookstore. There is some of the old Chapel Street vibe in the section closest to Toorak Rd. Clearly, Covid, internet shopping, and the nearby Chadstone mall have taken a toll on the street. I’m not sure if the local council can start some initiatives to bring back some more interesting shops to distinguish it as a destination. Hopefully it will get its life back.
Written 24 November 2022
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platypus150
Melbourne, Australia27,705 contributions
Nov 2022
While the range of bars, cafes, rerstaurants, and shops is impressive, you should also look at the architecture dating back to art deco and post-Gold Rush boom times. The Town Hall and Court House are choice examples, but the big department stores of the early 20th century have much to admire.
Written 1 November 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,023 contributions
Oct 2022
Chapel Street is the fashion hub of Melbourne. Chapel St begins in trendy South Yarra and progresses in a straight line to middle-class Windsor. Chapel St is famous for fashion, but it is also over-supplied with bars and restaurants. Chapel St has lots of creative fashionable businesses. It's a good place for body piercings, for example. Chapel Street lights up after dark t with intoxicating night life.
Written 14 October 2022
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Heng
Singapore, Singapore3,736 contributions
June 2022 • Family
Looks like a busy street with shops and restaurants of all kinds. Didn’t explore much as it was getting dark and we are looking for dinner.
Written 7 June 2022
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Chris S
6 contributions
Dec 2021
We came to chapel street many years ago. We spent a great night at the jam factory, which seemed to be the area’s entertainment hub. This is now vacant and the crowd I feel has changed. We felt a bit intimidated after dark.
Written 23 December 2021
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