What the perfect Sunday morning looks like in South Melbourne: a coffee and éclair from Chez Dré to fuel your walk around South Melbourne Markets, where you’ll find fresh produce to fill the picnic basket.
Just because you’re in a rush, doesn’t mean you should suffer sub-par food and coffee.
At least, that’s what the team at Giddiup believe. With daily offerings including gourmet sandwiches, bagels and salads ready-to-go and an expansive dine-in menu, whether dining in or out you’re up for a treat.
Francophiles rejoice, for Chez Dré is a quality patisserie boulangerie seldom seen outside of France. Combining the adroit pastry-making skills of Paris with Melbourne’s warmth and hospitality, this large converted warehouse space contains all the edible, kaleidoscopic sweets of your wildest French fantasies.
With humble roots as a family roastery, ST.ALi now enjoys enough fame to have its very own Wikipedia page. But does the coffee live up to the hype? Invariably, the answer is yes. However, the multiple award-winning status of this South Melbourne icon hasn’t gone to the family’s head; you can always expect a hearty welcome alongside your internationally-acclaimed pick-me-up.
Sitting on a quiet corner of Market Street, Dead Man Espresso’s reputation for quality coffee is well-deserved. And is there anything better than starting off your morning with a top notch coffee and seasonal breakfast menu?
South Melbourne Market is the quintessential village market. Drawing hordes of visitors each weekend, locals also flock here.
For savvily-clad gentlemen looking for labels with a place in the upper echelons of sartorial society, Up There is a love affair waiting to happen. With a range of products spanning local and international but always exclusive, Up There is less a retailer than it is a fashion cult.
Filly’s Stable is your new wardrobe staple. A fashion boutique that prefers timeless style to passing trends, the racks at this Albert Park institution are lined with pieces that can be styled up, styled down, and worn day after day as enduring symbols of good taste.
Tree-lined streets and smart transport links further contribute to the free and easy village feel that defines South Melbourne.
Albert Lake is the perfect place to unwind from the demands of the day. Along this pleasantly landscaped, perfectly heart-shaped foreshore you’ll encounter joggers, rowers and sailors contributing to the steady thrum of activity from morning ’til evening, adding life and rhythm to the pristine beauty of the lakeside.
In this unique community village lies abundant opportunity for future generations. Albert Park Primary School offers a strong curriculum with literacy and numeracy at its core, while also encouraging students to pursue diverse opportunities in arts and languages.