SOUTH MELBOURNE At A Glance
This lively inner-city neighbourhood is all about café culture and gourmet grazing. Home to heritage architecture, leafy green streets and one of the city’s most treasured markets, South Melbourne has built a name for itself as a hub for all things delicious and sold by the dozen.
Beautiful homes, a thriving café scene and fresh produce aplenty.
South Melbourne can get very busy on weekends – expect to queue for your breakfast.
South Melbourne is home to Melbourne’s oldest market, which has been feeding the city since 1867.
Historic charm in a well-connected setting, South Melbourne is the epitome of inner-city ease. With the CBD within walking distance and the beach just a quick tram ride away, it’s safe to say this ever-popular suburb has the convenience factor down pat. But that’s not all it has going for it.
Indeed, you can’t discuss this treasured locale without mentioning the South Melbourne Market. A mecca for gourmands across the city, it’s home to a plethora of exquisite produce. Whether it’s fine cheese or exotic fruits and veggies (as well as the common or garden varieties), steaming paella by the plateful or Melbourne’s most famous dim sims – you dream it, they’ve got it. But foodies needn’t stop there. South Melbourne also happens to be home to some of the city’s most-loved cafés. And in a city that reallyloves its cafés, that’s saying something.
As one of Melbourne’s first suburbs, South Melbourne is replete with heritage charm. Victorian architecture sits comfortably side by side with chic modern apartments, and a number of trend-driven creative agencies have taken up residence. Clarendon Street, the area’s main artery and shopping hub, further adds to the strong community feel and cements South Melbourne’s status as the suburb that’s got it all.
Nestled in between the city and the bay, South Melbourne’s premium location means that it draws everyone from young workers to young families to its tree-lined streets. Cashed up professionals can’t resist the easy access to the CBD and flock to the area’s chic apartment buildings. Maturing couples, retirees and established families who have lived in South Melbourne for generations call its beautiful Victorian properties home. With its charming houses, bustling café scene and iconic market – it seems no one can get enough of South Melbourne.
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Whether it’s grazing on gourmet fare or just the regular old weekly shop –there’s a reason South Melbourne Market is a local institution.