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South Melbourne is south of the CBD & north of the Albert Park Lake which hosts the Australian Grand Prix. It is a secret jewel of Melbourne. Centred around Clarendon Street which connects to Spencer Street. The whole district has been settled by Greeks and Italians quite near to where they first landed at the Port of Melbourne.

Get in[edit]

There are abundant traveling options, trams, trains & buses.


  • Invita Living Food, 76 Therry St, Melbourne, VIC, 3000 (76 Therry St, Melbourne, VIC, 3000), 03 9329 1267, [1]. Tuesday 7am to 4pm Thursday to Sunday 7am to 4pm. Invita is popular to cater gluten free food, axil coffee, vegan food and healthy food in Melbourne cbd.Invita offer a wide variety of Gluten free food items created by our own specialised chef.  edit



Clarendon Street has heaps of shops of all varieties.

The local South Melbourne Market has retained many of the features of yesteryear.

Safeway South Melbourne has opened it's new store just opposite the market where shopping can be made easy as it's open till 12.

  • Grays, 303 Clarendon Street, 03 9690 5557, [2]. An eclectic mix of 20th century decorative and household items. Stock can include some relatively inexpensive home furnishings. stuff seems to change regularly.  edit


There are fantastic eateries. One business owner is leading the cuisine revolution adhering to his cultural roots based in Cyprus of Italian and Greek heritage. Roberto Braccioti is a vocal advocate for the flourishing business' in the area.

  • La Firma Pizzeria. At the forefront of the excellent offerings available in this district.  edit
  • Grays, 303 Clarendon Street, 03 9690 5557, [3]. Eclectic mix of mainly 20th century pieces. Stock changes regularly.  edit


  • The Clarendon Hotel (The Clarendon), 209 Clarendon Street (Corner of York Street), [4]. 11.30 - 3.00am. Great Restaurant and Bar with function facilities  edit



  • Nomads Market Inn, Cecil St (near York St and the South Melbourne Market), South Melbourne, 9690 2220, 1800 241 445 (, fax 9690 2544). Dorm beds from $19, double/twin $58, triple $72.

Mid Range[edit]

  • Boutique Stays', The Glass House. A spacious 3 bedroom apartment situated close to the famous South Melbourne Market.


  • Boutique Stays, Napier Cottage. A lovely 2 bedroom cottage situated only 5 minutes walk from the Clarendon Street shopping precinct.



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