Like neighbouring South Yarra, Prahran seems to move at two speeds.

By day, pedestrian-friendly Greville Street and the adjoining Grattan Gardens have a cloistered, village-like feel that only Yarraville can match. Residents take their time over coffee or grocery shopping at Prahran Market and there are relatively few offices to bump up the pace.

The eastern end is even quieter. Beyond Williams Road, the streets are lined with well-maintained weatherboard cottages; Victorian and Edwardian terrace houses; and substantial parks such as Victoria Gardens and Orrong Reserve.

On weeknights, pubs such as the Mount Erica, College Lawn and Flying Duck draw a civilised crowd for dinner. On busier Chapel Street, fixtures such as Electric Ladyland attract a younger, rowdier demographic.

This slight party atmosphere gets turned up to 11 on weekends. Apart from the CBD itself, Prahran has more nightclubs than anywhere else in the city. Chief among them are One Six One with its flashing disco dance floor, and of course, Revolver, Melbourne’s most notorious club. Between midday Friday and 5am Monday, it only shuts for five hours. Visit the downstairs fruit shop mid-morning and you’ll be joined by at least a few pale, disoriented-looking clubbers who’ve left in search of an energising banana.


Yoku Ono Ramen + Sake


There's an extensive ramen menu at this bar and diner from the man behind Wabi Sabi Salon and Neko Neko, alongside a range of other classic Japanese dishes. Plus, there are plenty of sake-based cocktails and a tight line-up of rare whiskies.



Award-winning country-style Shanghai fare.

Ladro Tap


From the north to the south, still consistently some of the best pizza in town.

The Smith


A lively restaurant and bar in Prahran.



This casual offshoot of Charlie Carrington's acclaimed restaurant Atlas Dining focuses on healthy Mediterranean street food.

Mount Erica Hotel


Parmas and pints alongside loftier bistro fare.

Book a Table


Maker & Monger


A cheese-centric spot at Prahran Market by an expert in fromage.

Market Lane Coffee Prahran Market


A cafe and roasting operation with a strong focus on education.

Grand Lafayette


A colourful all-day Japanese diner with an all-you-can-eat menu.

St Edmonds


This converted garage has been a reliable stop for coffee and food since 2011 and currently counts Au79, Liar Liar and Sir Charles as siblings.

The Organic Food and Wine Deli Prahran


100 per cent organic, with plenty to offer meat eaters.

Club Social


Look for the neon, fried egg on High Street and step in for interesting dishes like breakfast black-rice nasi goreng.


Casa Nom


This South American bar and diner will have you drinking mezcal and pisco; and eating Argentinian chorizo sandwiches, vegan empanadas and taco fries.

The Alps


A wine bar where honestly expressed terroir is more important than anything else.

Promise Bar


A tiny cocktail hideout where there's no menu - just a card to specify your preferences; the bartenders do the rest.

Pawn & Co.


At this steampunk bar there’s a “buy, sell, loan, dance” vibe.

Silverlake Social


An American-themed bar serving craft beer, ribs, hot dogs and cocktails.



A Winston Churchill–inspired bar by the owner of Milk the Cow.


Fenton & Fenton


Fenton & Fenton presents an eclectic collection of homewares and lifestyle products sources from overseas and closer to its Prahran location.

The Panton Store


Handcrafted ceramics, plants and other homewares.

Bistro Morgan Bakehouse


This bakery made its name with doughnuts, but now sells a full range of goods, from sourdough to croissants.

Plant Space


Need some greenery for home, and some beautiful pots to put it in? This is your place.



Torsa stocks exclusive and one-off, wearable and classic pieces designed by a range of international labels.

One Point Seven Four


This is truly eyewear as an art-form.