A dynamic suburb known for its vibrant street art, eclectic mix of eateries, and rich cultural history

Best Coffee Spots

  • Proud Mary: A beloved institution in Collingwood,with the best coffee and food it means that the raw brick space is almost never quiet, regardless of what day or time you visit..

  • Aunty Peg's: The flagship store of Proud Mary Coffee, offering a unique coffee experience with in-house roasting and brewing.

Boutique Shopping

  • Smith Street: The main artery of Collingwood, filled with an array of boutique stores, vintage shops, and independent retailers. From unique fashion finds to quirky home decor, Smith Street has it all. Our picks are The Searchers, The Store of Requirement, Happy Valley and The Smith Street Bazaar.

  • Rose Street Artists' Market: Officially Fitzroy but we are including it here as it is a stones throw from Collingwood and a local gem showcasing handmade crafts, art, and design every weekend. It's the perfect spot to pick up one-of-a-kind souvenirs.

Dining Delights

  • Easey's: If Burgers are your thing! From the outside, you can see the old-school train carriages fixed to the roof, five storeys up. The building is heavily themed around trains and graffiti  It's a favorite among locals for both its food and its quirky vibe.

  • Molly Rose: Located in a narrow warehouse in Collingwood. Food is Thai style such as cuttlefish noodles with squid-ink mayo.

  • Smith & Daughters: Known for its innovative vegan cuisine, this restaurant is a must-visit for food lovers, regardless of dietary preferences. The food has been transformed too, with much of the menu revolving around the use of fire. There are four different dining experiences with the set menu available every night.

Parks and Recreation

  • Edinburgh Gardens: Just a short walk from Collingwood, these sprawling gardens are perfect for a relaxing picnic, a game of frisbee, or simply enjoying the outdoors.

  • Collingwood Children's Farm: Actually located in the neighbouring suburb of Abbotsford but we are including it here because...Collingwood! A not for profit urban farm where you can interact with farm animals, enjoy fresh produce, and participate in farm activities. It's a great spot for families and animal lovers.

Arts and Entertainment

  • Collingwood Yards: A creative precinct housing artists, galleries, and cultural organisations. Collingwood Yards has 17 artist studios plus performance space, readion stations and public courtyard for everyone to enjoy.

  • The Tote: An iconic live music venue that has hosted countless local and international acts. If you're into live music, this is the place to be. The Tote is a grass roots venue, pay at the door, grab a beer and check out inner-city Melbourne culture.

Live Like a Local with StayCentral

At StayCentral, we offer comfortable and stylish apartments for corporate stays or ‘home away from home’ for temporary housing/ relocations and visiting friends and family that put you right in the heart of Collingwood. Whether you’re here for business or leisure, our accommodations provide the perfect base to explore and enjoy all that this eclectic suburb has to offer. Immerse yourself in the local lifestyle and make the most of your stay with our insider tips and recommendations.

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