Gontran Cherrier Collingwood
Traditional bread and experimental pastry from one of France’s biggest names.
Piccolina Gelateria Collingwood
Sit at the bar with a cone – or a granita – and watch pastry chefs prepare gelato.
Fancy a no-nonsense burger for breakfast, served five storeys up, inside a train carriage? This is the place for you.
The Plant Society
A plant store within cafe Mina-no-ie that comes with advice, and coffee.
A shiny retail concept on Johnston Street selling books, records, T-shirts, jewellery and more.
Shane Delia’s slick, hip-hop inspired kebab joint.
The Gasometer Hotel
A classic live music venue, complete with a giant retractable roof.
Smith Street Alimentari
An Italian-ish cafe and food store with excellent takeaway options.
Phamily Kitchen is a Collingwood modern-Viet joint.
Le Bon Ton
A late-night bar bringing the flavours of New Orleans and Texan barbeque to Melbourne.
Kangaroo pastrami, pulled pig’s-head and croquettes are the hallmarks of this flexible restaurant-slash-wine bar.
A vegan pizza joint on Smith Street.
One of Melbourne’s leading seafood suppliers.
A casual taqueria from the owners of Mamasita.
The social initiative has come a long way from its coffee-cart origins.
A bare necessities sort of place.
There are thousands of records, but expect to find some Dylan, Bowie, Zappa and Springsteen in the mix.
A set menu featuring punchy, technique-driven dishes.
Thoughtful designs made in luxurious and unexpected fabrics.
Paradise Alley, Little Latin Lucy and Casati’s
A three-in-one warehouse space in Collingwood: pool, South American snacks, a deli, cocktails and more.
The Mill Brewery
A one-man operation punching above its weight.
A modern take on the old corner store.
It doesn’t matter if you live in a shoebox – this spot has functional furniture and homewares to suit.
The Craft & Co
This huge, multi-faceted venue defies convenient labelling. You really need to visit to understand it.
An all-day diner on Smith Street that covers all the bases.
Every cafe serves coffee, but few pay it as much attention as this one.
A permanent store for book distributor Motto.
Blurs the line between casual and fine dining more than any other restaurant in the city.
A group of Bangkok restaurateurs are behind this Thai cocktail bar, where food is no afterthought.
This cafe is trialling a new barista. It’s a robot. And it’s good at its job.
Finding this secretive, 16-seat cocktail bar is half the fun.
A three-in-one deli, restaurant and wine bar.
House, techno, Italo, disco and Balearic from a trio of respected Melbourne DJs.
Son in Law
If you’re looking for Thai food with a difference, this is your place.
Quality clothing made and designed in Melbourne.
Forester's Pub & Dining
Dozens of beers and classic pub food in an ornate space.
A cheery place for a Japanese lunch.
5:00pm - 11:00pm
Books, art, design and records. All the things that make us happy, in other words.
One of the most legendary venues in Melbourne's live music scene, still hosting punk, metal and stoner-rock bands five nights a week.
South of Johnston
One of Collingwood's first serious cafes and still hugely popular.
It’s the simple burger joint Melburnians have fallen hard for.
A sleek and sparse roaster and cafe in a converted garage.
Inside this store in a Collingwood laneway you’ll find antique batik tables and handcrafted goods from Indonesia.
All-day breakfasts and “feel-good” food.
Yutaka Matsuda’s permanent pancake place in Collingwood.
This tiny neighbourhood wine bar doesn’t have room for a kitchen. So it serves a lot of cheese.
As far as neighbourhood bars go, it’s pretty hard to top this laid-back hangout inspired by the beautiful old dive bars found across America.
A green haven in the back streets of Collingwood.