Melbourne CBD

Collins Street, often referred to as the "Paris End" of Melbourne, is one of the city's most iconic streets, renowned for its luxury boutiques, historic architecture, and vibrant atmosphere.

Best Coffee Spots

  • Market Lane Coffee: A local favorite for its specialty coffee and dedication to quality. The Market Lane - Collins Street cafe looks out onto the tree-lined boulevard, the Old Treasury Building and the adjacent Treasury Gardens

  • First Love Coffee: With floor to ceiling windows so you can wtch the busy commuters walk by the First Love Coffee is at the base of Collins Arch. With the owners also the founders of Rustica bakery the pastries are a must.

Boutique Shopping

  • Collins Street Boutiques: The Paris end of Collins Street is all about designer fashion and super luxe quality.  From Chanel to Louis Vuitton, window shop with the elite.
  • Block Arcade: This historic arcade built in 1893 mimics Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in Milan and it continues to house elegant boutiques in a stunning heritage building.  Go for the architecture and indulge at the The Tea Rooms 1892 and then choose from the beautiful boutique retailers. Its all about the quality!

Dining Delights

  • The European: A Melbourne institution serving up classic European cuisine in a sophisticated setting. We love the wood-lined interior that invites on cold autumn and winter days.
  • Cumulus Inc: Not exactly Collins Street but in the lane next door - Flingers Lane, Cumulus Inc is our favourite restaurant for modern Australian cuisine with a focus on quality produce. 

Parks and Recreation

  • Flagstaff Gardens: Named after a flagstaff was placed on the hill to act as a signally system between Melbourne and ships sailing into the port of Williamstown the gardens were established in 1862. Its a lovely garden of lawns, eucalypts, Moreton Bay figs and avenues of Elm trees. There are also tennis courts, plaground and bowling green.

  • Yarra River and Federation Square : The Yarra River (the land around Birrarung) is a perfect place for a stroll and opposite the iconic Flinders Street Station, Federation Square is a public place for creative expression and an area of cultural significance to First Peoples

Arts and Entertainment

  • NGV International: The National Gallery of Victoria showcases an impressive collection of international and Australian art. Many sections of the gallery are free and across the road in Fed Square you will find the Ian Potter Centre and ACMI either free or a nominal fee to inspire and delight.

  • Regent Theatre: Collins Street has a few theatres and Regent Theatre is a historic landmark hosting a range of musicals, plays, and concerts. This former picture palace built in 1929 has all the glamour of old movie halls.

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