Piccolina Gelateria Collingwood
Sit at the bar with a cone – or a granita – and watch pastry chefs prepare gelato.
Gontran Cherrier Collingwood
Traditional bread and experimental pastry from one of France’s biggest names.
McCoppins Bottle Shops
Hundreds of varieties of beer, wine and cider.
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.
Fancy a no-nonsense burger for breakfast, served five storeys up, inside a train carriage? This is the place for you.
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.
Thoughtful designs made in luxurious and unexpected fabrics.
It doesn’t matter if you live in a shoebox – this spot has functional furniture and homewares to suit.
A permanent store for book distributor Motto.
House, techno, Italo, disco and Balearic from a trio of respected Melbourne DJs.
Quality clothing made and designed in Melbourne.
Books, art, design and records. All the things that make us happy, in other words.
Inside this store in a Collingwood laneway you’ll find antique batik tables and handcrafted goods from Indonesia.
A green haven in the back streets of Collingwood.
Grab a growler to go, or sit in and take advantage of the huge range of draught, canned and bottled beers.
Made in Melbourne and highly coveted design objects, home wares and lighting.
Shane Delia’s slick, hip-hop inspired kebab joint.
The Gasometer Hotel
A classic live music venue, complete with a giant retractable roof.
Spare some time at this friendly streetwear store and communal space.
Hand 2 Hand
Curated men's streetwear in Collingwood.
Phamily Kitchen is a Collingwood modern-Viet joint.
Smith Street Alimentari
An Italian-ish cafe and food store with excellent takeaway options.
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.
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.
A set menu featuring punchy, technique-driven dishes.
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.
Son in Law
If you’re looking for Thai food with a difference, this is your place.
Forester's Pub & Dining
Dozens of beers and classic pub food in an ornate space.
A cheery place for a Japanese lunch.
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.
A sleek and sparse roaster and cafe in a converted garage.
It’s the simple burger joint Melburnians have fallen hard for.