Southside Guide

In between the densely populated CBD and Melbourne’s favourite beachside suburb St Kilda you’ll find South Melbourne and Port Melbourne. Two of Melbourne’s oldest and much loved areas. The locals know the hidden secrets like the back of their hand, now that you have your trusty We Know Melbourne guide you will too!

Port Melbourne

Quirky cafes, fantastic pubs and a pop-up restaurant and bar in a tile shop – what more could you ask for?

Corte (formerly The City Tiler) | 115 Bay St | 9646 7697 A wine & tapas bar takes over this unassuming old courthouse – the live music of an evening is fantastic.

Station Street Trading Company | 166 Station St | 9646 6663 Port Melbourne’s quintessential neighbourhood café serves great café food & offers super friendly service.

The Exchange Hotel | 39 Bay St | 9810 0058 A warm, inviting pub that serves modern pub fare just one block from the bayside.

Rose Diner & Bar | 309 Bay St | 9681 8550 A fresh, seasonal retro throwbacks menu with influences from all over the world.

Little Rose | 309 Bay St | 9681 8550 Rose Diner & Bar’s little sister is a more casual affair. Shakes, jaffles & coffee – that says it all!

Dalmatino | 280 Bay St | 9645 6584 Heart felt European cuisine with an array of Croatian fare thrown in for good measure. A beautiful family owned & operated restaurant.

MARS Gallery | 418 Bay St | 9681 8425 A unique gallery housed in a former dairy & warehouse – the Melbourne Art Rooms is one of the city’s most diverse commercial art spaces.

Caffe Di Lido | 40 Beaconsfield Pde A breezy Sicialian cafe set under the Port Melbourne Life Saving Club over looking Port Phillip Bay.

The Graham Cnr Graham St & Esplanade West | 9676 2566 A beautifully renovated pub serving amazing modern Australian cuisine – a true gastropub.

The Cricketers Arms Hotel | 69 Cruikshank St | 9646 3306 The perfect neighbourhood pub for a drink or two with a great beer garden out the back.

Seven:am | 155 Bay St | 9078 5776 A unique little cafe serving breakfast & lunch 7 days a week. Warm, friendly service & a wonderful menu.

Priscilla Jones | 21 Graham St | 9682 8255 Wholesome, fresh & healthy classic breakfast dishes.
Getting To Port Melbourne Tram 109 | From Collins or Spencer St | Approx 20 mins

South Melbourne

A suburb littered with amazing coffee, fresh produce and cooking stores…

Beggar Man Thief | 244 Clarendon St | 9686 3006 Shoe shine, shoe care, shoe repair & everything else shoes – a very cool & stylish men’s shoe store.

St Ali South | 12-18 Yarra Pl | 9686 2990 Sourcing & roasting their own beans, one of Melbourne’s top coffee spots.

Dead Man Espresso | 35 Market St | 9686 2255 In the heart of what was known in the 1850s as Canvas Town, this unique cafe serves specialty coffee with a focus on local produce.

South Melbourne Market | Coventry & Cecil St | 9209 6295 Fresh produce, gourmet delights, fantastic food & a little bit of shopping.

Chef’s Hat | 131 Cecil St | 9682 1441 You’ll find all of your cooking & baking utensils & needs here.

Macphee’s | 31-37 Buckhurst St | 9696 5200 Cabinets, fridges, cellars, racks, & accessories – everything that a wine enthusiast needs.

Lamaro’s | 273-279 Cecil St | 9690 3737 A warm, welcoming gastropub in the heart of South Melbourne – a great spot for a relaxing drink with friends.

Railway Club Hotel | 280 Ferrars St | 9690 5092 A local’s drinking hole with great pub grub & a big focus on steak – a meat eaters dream.

Gas Eatery | 253 Coventry St | 9690 0217 A Middle Eastern & Southern European inspired breakfast & brunch menu, but also offers excellent catering & take-away fare.

Chez Dre | 285-287 Coventry St | 9690 2688 A We Know Melbourne favourite – this quirky cafe draws inspiration from the patisserie & boulangerie of France. Visit their newly opened dessert bar, Bibelot next door!

Let Them Eat Cake | 147-149 Cecil St | 9686 0077 Artisan & boutique cake store where their ethos is the centrepiece of celebration – the cakes have to be seen to be believed.

OnStone | 285-287 Coventry St | 8060 9842 Conserving images & memories with an environmentally sustainable focus

Getting To South Melbourne Tram 96 | From Bourke or Spencer St | Approx 15 mins OR Tram 112 | From Collins or Spencer St | Approx 15 mins

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