Stand still and watch as Melbourne's oldest suburbs change in front of your eyes; with leafy streets and their heritage buildings restored to house chic boutiques, cafes and restaurants.
Kickstarts and upstarts in South Melbourne
Start the day with a lazy brunch on Clarendon Street and York and Cecil streets. Consume caffeine at St Ali and Clement, and indulge in daybreak decadence at Chez Dré, Austro and Proper & Son. A little further afield, The Kettle Black serves up a stroll-worthy brunch.
Stock up on fresh produce at the South Melbourne Market for a picnic by the seashore or Albert Park Lake. Browse specialty shops along Coventry Street: tomes at Coventry Bookstore, designs at Mr Darcy and all things food at The Essential Ingredient.
After dark, experiment with the multisensory menu at Lûmé or opt for time-honoured elegance at Tempura Hajime. Schedule wine time at Bellota Wine Bar or beer o'clock at The Palace Hotel.