The best restaurants in Collingwood include everything from a 50-year-old institution to some of Melbourne’s most exciting fine-diners.
Explore the back streets and you'll find breweries, wine bars and a hint of punk-rock attitude.
Where to start your morning in the grungy, industrial suburb.
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To drink, there's espresso or filter coffee made using beans roasted in house. Get yours with a slice of carrot and burnt-butter cake, a seasonal fruit Danish (maybe cherry or plum, with a crème anglais or cream cheese filling) or a peanut butter and house-fermented miso cookie.
Sit at the bar with a cone – or a granita – and get a great view of the chefs doing their work. The gelato here is revered for a reason, but keep an eye out for the excellent range of cakes and other treats on offer too.
It doesn’t matter if you live in a shoebox – this spot has functional furniture and homewares to suit.
Curated men's streetwear in Collingwood.
Spare some time at this friendly streetwear store and communal space.
One of Melbourne’s leading seafood suppliers.
There are thousands of records, but expect to find some Dylan, Bowie, Zappa and Springsteen in the mix.
This electric pink and hazy gold bottle shop has shelves lined with punchy Australian pet-nats, lemon meringue sour beers, and low-alcohol sparkling wine – just like the Southbank original.
A shiny retail concept on Johnston Street selling books, records, T-shirts, jewellery and more.
House, techno, Italo, disco and Balearic from a trio of respected Melbourne DJs.
Quality clothing made and designed in Melbourne.
Grab a growler to go, or sit in and take advantage of the huge range of draught, canned and bottled beers.
A Japanese tea-house recreated in the streets of Collingwood.
A cosy camping store for outdoor adventurers where everything is tested by the team inside.
A plant store within cafe Mina-no-ie that comes with advice, and coffee.
Thoughtful designs made in luxurious and unexpected fabrics.
A permanent store for book distributor Motto.
Books, art, design and records. All the things that make us happy, in other words.
Made in Melbourne and highly coveted design objects, home wares and lighting.