Spring has sprung and Chapel Street has shaken off its Winter frost! That’s right, it’s starting to heat up again. 

With the changing seasons, we once again welcome killer new businesses to good ol’ #chaps. This month there’s a new karate kid on the block, kicks at kick dirt prices & Lillie.

new to chapel street in september

We’ve been waiting patiently for Lillie to open for a few months now. The promise of a cafe from the same bloodline as St. Edmonds in Prahran, Dennis the Menace in Cremorne and Grange Road Egg Shop in Toorak, was salivating, to say the least! And we’re so damn pleased to say that it was all worth the wait! Lillie has fit out worthy of a brunch date, with colour, street art and a ‘framed’ ceiling that pays homage to the original tenants of the space. But that’s just the beginning. The coffee (made by some of the cutest baristas on Chapel Street) is excellent and the food isn’t too shabby either! So next time you’re wandering through Prahran, stop by and say ‘hey’ to Lillie.

18/20 Chatham St, Prahran

new to chapel street in september
new to chapel street in september

Byron Bay brand Afends opened their fifth concept store on Chapel Street this month. And may we say, it came with a bang! Right in the heart of Prahran, the location is both retail space and art gallery. Their art space,  Burning Black, is currently showing work by local artist Douglas Bennett, and each month will host a new exhibition.

The Afends aesthetics has a strong affiliation with surf, skate, punk and hardcore movements – which we believe fits right into Chapel Streets Prahran/Windsor vibes.

224 Chapel Street, Prahran

Tokosan is Toko’s kid sister, and she’s kicked her older sibling out of Greville Street and taken the site for herself! All bold, brash and a little kill bill, the site has transformed into more of a bar, with Tokosan’s influence. While the drinks are flowing & hella yumm – the food will also hit all of the right spots! Pork Ribbies – grilled pork ribs, sticky sweet teriyaki sauce, with a jacket potato, tofu, and sour cream; Kill Bill Chicken Roll – katsu chicken, slaw, Monterey Jack cheese, jap-mayo, katsu sauce. Sushi is an obvious feature on the menu – but the $20 all you can eat Temaki Tuesday is a well received surprise!

Plus, there are Hello Kitty themed bathrooms for the perfect Saturday night Instagram selfie.

142 Greville Street, Prahran

new to chapel street in september

Big Poppa has set up his newest kebab hotspot in Windsor! Biggie Smalls on Chapel street has hip hop & r&b blaring through the stereo system & some serious kebab flavours! Our favourite is the Bronson. Coconut fried beef brisket, tomato jam, rendang curry mayo, cucumber and carrot slaw – with a Four Pillars Gin n Juice, obvs. Plus, it’s both a decent date night spot & perfect for an after Rev session bite on the way home!

36 Chapel Street, Windsor

Sneaker Clearance Store

They’ve been teasing for a while, but have finally launched! This cheeky little sneaker clearance store on Chapel Street definitely opened with a boom – we saw people packing into the small space like Kanye had made an appearance! The first set of sneakers are a little generic, but the prices are redic. cheap! Classic Cortez and Court shapes were well represented in the stock – there were a couple of youth and running styles too. We hear that there’ll be more arriving in the next few weeks, so keep an eye out. Now, we’re not sure if they’re here for a good time, or a long time – but with Nikes as low as $42 – you know we’re making the most of fresh kicks on a budget!

Chapel Street, Prahran

Look for the Ciao Ciao Italiano lights ablaze in Prahran & you’ll find this sweet little pizza joint. Serving up classics, like Margherita, Capricciosa & Prosciutto – all cooked in a wood fired pizza oven – you know it’ll hit the spot.  

260 Chapel Street, Prahran

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