Degraves Street
Degraves Street
4.5
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The area
Neighbourhood: Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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  • K72
    Melbourne, Australia3,007 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Food
    Little side street opposite Flinders St station where there's a variety of food to enjoy. There's a little bit of street art and a few shops (Clementine sells Melbourne stuff). Great place to eat, drink coffee and people watch
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 April 2023
  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,061 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    "Food street" has a Mediterranean vibe
    Degraves Street is the original Melbourne "food street." Degraves Street is really a lane. The lane is filled with tables and chairs, sheltered by umbrellas. You can drink a coffee, dine on some of Melbourne's famous international cuisine, or sample some of the tempting gelato. You will rub shoulders with travelers, students and office workers who have ducked out for a reviving coffee. Degrave' Street is always bustling with visitors, it has a Mediterranean vibe.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 24 May 2023
  • ajrenca
    San Jose, California69 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Convenient location filled with small shops and restaurants
    This area was filled with small shops and restaurants that was only about a half mile from our hotel. It was very convenient to walk there to grab a quick bite or a cup of coffee. The vendors on DeGraves Street were very reasonably priced. We generally like to make an effort to support small businesses wherever we go.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 January 2024
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ajrenca
San Jose, CA69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 • Couples
This area was filled with small shops and restaurants that was only about a half mile from our hotel. It was very convenient to walk there to grab a quick bite or a cup of coffee. The vendors on DeGraves Street were very reasonably priced. We generally like to make an effort to support small businesses wherever we go.
Written 2 January 2024
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PaulainPerth
Perth, WA162 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Yes it's a touristy destination but I always have a memorable experience be it a simple minestrone to recover from a hectic bit of touristy stuff or a fab slice of cake after a gallery visit.
Written 31 August 2023
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mrc282
World7,898 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
one of the famous eatery laneways in melbourne

at the start of degraves street is where you will find pidapipo, open starting from noon time
Written 21 August 2023
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TKJ
8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Unfortunately can not remember the name of the cafe Asian Spanish
Can’t believe I found a bad cafe in the food capital of Australia
$81.00 for breakfast we ordered seperate items not the full breakfast sausage eggs baked beans and toast.
Toast was a slice of stale bread baked beans were hot and spicy chorizo was just warmed up not cooked .
He charged me for full breakfast plus sausage did not have full breakfast.
I had eggs Benny asked for sauce on the side so they smothered it with sauce and then also put it on the side.
Tried to explain when I paid for it was told you should have complained that’s what I’m doing no.
Not after you ate it
Me I didn’t eat it because it was terrible.
Lesson learnt I was not sure the waitress understood my order some times you just have to put it down to experience soooooo dissapointing next time I’ll make a better choice
Written 12 August 2023
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia18,463 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023
Lovely street art, on display, which adds to the beauty of the area, some nice cafes and eateries to enjoy, we love how local artist are encourage to express themselves.
Written 15 July 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,061 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Degraves Street is the original Melbourne "food street." Degraves Street is really a lane. The lane is filled with tables and chairs, sheltered by umbrellas. You can drink a coffee, dine on some of Melbourne's famous international cuisine, or sample some of the tempting gelato. You will rub shoulders with travelers, students and office workers who have ducked out for a reviving coffee. Degrave' Street is always bustling with visitors, it has a Mediterranean vibe.
Written 25 May 2023
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K72
Melbourne, Australia3,007 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
Little side street opposite Flinders St station where there's a variety of food to enjoy. There's a little bit of street art and a few shops (Clementine sells Melbourne stuff). Great place to eat, drink coffee and people watch
Written 22 April 2023
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buciIstanbul
Urla, Türkiye203 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Must see location when you go to the city center, It will not take a long time, so combine it with the other trips in the area. You will love the street and take a lot of pictures.
Written 24 March 2023
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CoolGuy
Singapore, Singapore711 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Nothing much. Just a row of outdoor cafes fully occupied. We did not exactly look thru the street arts.

Don't waste time
Written 19 February 2023
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travelbob1
New Windsor, NY1,136 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
A neighborhood with a vibe. Art, eateries, and people make this part of Melbourne a must see tucked away beyond the commercial parts. There is a story around every corner and down each alley wall.
Written 18 February 2023
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