Poster art in front of a sign for Von Haus in Crossley Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Crossley Street

There's great comfort to be had in knowing places like Crossley Steet still exist, with the venerable Pellegrini's standing guard over long-term tenants and rotating newcomers plying everything from bespoke shirts to vintage curios.

Readying refreshments
Orientate yourself over an espresso from Pellegrini's with a watermelon granita chaser. If you can see The Paperback Bookshop opposite, you're in the right place.

When you’re ready to break your journey, stop and perch on a stool at Traveller Coffee.

If apero hour hits and you’re in need of an elegant cocktail, squeeze into Romeo Lane, greet the neighbour whose knee you're almost perching on and choose something from the snacks menu.

Self-contained shopping
A rare treat for shoppers is that both sexes are catered for on Crossley Street. Fancy fellas can collar Charles Edward, P. Johnson Suit Shop or C. Maimone Tailor for some tailored threads, and get a no-nonsense short back n' sides from Windsor Hair Salon. Ladies can look the part with designer dresses from Blonde Venus and haute couture from Madame Virtue & Co. Drool over display jewels at Gallery Funaki and whimsical works at Lucy Folk.

Dining decisions
Now you'll need to decide if you're in the mood for hatted fine dining (Becco), ceremony-less plates of carbs (Pellegrini's) or Asian street food dripping with style (Gingerboy).

Romeo Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Romeo Lane

Find love in the form of cocktails seductive enough to woo tastebuds from any side of the family divide at this laneway newcomer (formerly Von Haus).

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Becco, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Enjoy an evening of understated Italian elegance at this popular restaurant on Crossley Street. Delight in beef carpaccio or almond praline gelato.

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Traveller Cafe, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Stand and savour a coffee and dream about places you've been and those you're yet to discover at Traveller, Seven Seeds' Crossley Street outpost.

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Gingerboy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Modelled on the street kitchens of South-East Asia, Teage Ezard's hip restaurant is less rustic authenticity and more opulent interpretation.

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Lucy Folk, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Lucy Folk

Stop by Crossley Street to check out whimsical works by Lucy Folk a homegrown talent with a global presence. Did we mention Beyonce's a customer?

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Shopping Secrets - Blonde Venus, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Blonde Venus

Designer Marietta Marlow produces designs blending new and vintage textiles to achieve a look that is at once contemporary and timeless.

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Pellegrini's, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Do your bit to ensure Pellegrini's gets to its centenary as it's a known fact Melbourne would be poorer without its charm and comforting Italian food.

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The Paperback Bookshop, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Paperback Bookshop

Quiet, intriguing and always up late – everything you want in a city bookstore. Pick up Australian fiction, poetry, classics, politics and lots more.

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