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Melbourne/Yarraville

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Yarraville is an inner-western suburb of Melbourne in the state of Victoria

Get in[edit]

Catch the train on the Williamstown or Werribee line and get off at Yarraville Station (beware of express trains that go straight from Footscray to Newport). There are also bus services from neighbouring Footscray. Yarraville railway station is a suburban train station located in the centre of the village area. Bus routes servicing Yarraville include the 409, 429 and 430 routes.

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  • Sun Theatre, 8 Ballarat Street, Yarraville, 03 9362 0999 (), [1]. Originally opened in 1938, Sun Theatre in Yarraville has recently been refurbished and now has four boutique cinemas with a total of 1050 seats. All the original Art Deco architecture has been maintained and enhanced within the new auditoriums. Open seven days a week, The Sun screens a wide variety of films, including carefully vetted recent releases, children's films, cult films and classics. The Sun has luxurious seating with small tables in between most seats (the perfect place for your Chardonnay and Sun Nougat) and loads of legroom. $14 per adult.  edit

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The area around the station contains many gift shops and fashion stores.

  • Sun Bookshop, 10 Ballarat St, Yarraville, 03 9689 0661. * Plump Organic Grocery. For Grocery supplies, try 'PLUMP' organic foodstore, 24 Ballarat St, Tel (03) 9687 6422 Lovely fruit & veg & excellent range of yoghurts, breads, and pastas (many wheat-free).  edit  edit
  • Blackjack Knights, 21/155 Hyde St, [2]. Casino Fun Nights Roulette Table Blackjack Poker Hire Melbourne Australia  edit
  • Mosey, 97 Anderson Street, Yarraville (10km from Melbourne's CBD and only 300m from the Yarraville Train Station, next to Yarraville Village Family Medical Centre), 0407573 258, [3]. Mon - Sun 10am - 6pm. Mosey is a retail design studio based in Yarraville that is open 7 days a week. It is a must visit destination with an eclectic mix of handmade and design products. The owner carefully sources handmade / design products from around the globe. Some of the things you will find include, jewellery, wool pods hand felted in their studio, leather bike accessories, beautiful porcelain sculptures, eyeglass stands for reading glasses, designer cards and other unique products. The studio is located at 97 Anderson Street, Yarraville, 10km from Melbourne's CBD and only 300m from the Yarraville Train Station, next to Yarraville Village Family Medical Centre. Apart from Mosey's studio, Yarraville is well worth visiting, it has a vibrant cafe culture with great coffee, a variety of retail stores to satisfy even the most serious shopper, the iconic Sun Cinema and a great village feel. You will find unique, quirky, beautiful and just down-right lovely things. (37 48 59,144 53 17) edit

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  • Alfa Bakehouse, 42 Anderson St, Yarraville, 03 9687 6483, [4]. Breakfast and Lunch. The alpha cafe has great breakfasts, a really good selection of cakes and makes pretty good coffee's. They also have the best roobis and vanilla tea! It is situated in the heart of yarraville village and this lends to the experience.  edit
  • Cafe Fidama, 34 Ballarat Street Yarraville, 03 9687 0133 (), [5]. From the hustle, bustle and devastating charm of Yarraville village, Cafe Fidama is a welcome relief. Its stylish decor, comfortable seating and warm casual ambience have attracted a broad group of regulars who have spread the word. Service is efficient, with a keen eye for detail, and the menu is well priced offering a range of dishes with varying inspiration, and little variation in the high standard of its preparation. Word of warning: Get there early or book ahead. $25 mains.  edit
  • The Old Village Lolly Shop, 51 Anderson St. Yarraville, 03 9687 3888 (), [6]. The Old Village Lolly Shop has a range of English, Scottish, Irish and American sweets and groceries as well as a bunch on Australian favourites.  edit


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There are plenty of places for a good coffee, but head to Gamon Street for one of the best in Melbourne.

  • Aqua e Vino, 18A (Upstairs) Anderson St, Yarraville, 9687 9006. If the love child of Syracuse and The Prince front bar had been fostered to a Fitzroy boho couple, it might end up like this. Big old sofas and antique tables, a massive wine, whisky and cocktail list and an equally comprehensive selection of cigars all provide comfort to a funky crowd - all to a soundtrack of cool 1950s jazz.  edit

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Get out[edit]

Head a little further from the centre of town and you will find the Commercial Hotel on Whitehall Street. It often has live music and good food is available.



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