Shop the boutiques, indulge at its eateries and sip happily at hip bars. Stylish Prahan has it all.
Prahan is renowned for its bevy of upscale boutique shops along Chapel Street, but you’ll find there’s more to this inner-city suburb than just shopping.
Work up an appetite with a walk around Victoria Gardens. Tucked away in a residential area, the park is the perfect escape from the busy, shop-lined streets of Prahan. There are walking paths, a colourful playground and a large oval where dogs can go off leash. The park also still retains some of its Victorian structures, staircases and monuments, which are dotted throughout the greenery, and its open spaces make it a popular spot for live theatre, concerts and exercise classes.
Looking for a cafe in Prahan? Check out Tall Timber for Niccolo coffee that’s roasted in-house, all-day breakfasts and lunch offerings including burgers, pasta, chicken and salads. The walls of exposed white brick, timber furnishings and flourishing green fronds from pot plants overflowing across the communal tables feel warm and welcoming.
For a bar that ticks all the right boxes, make your way to White Oaks Saloon. This Southern-inspired venue has a cocktail list that is bound to impress, with quirky concoctions and names to match, like Texas Fizz (hibiscus liqueur, lemon and orange juice, lavender and sparkling wine) and Tru American Pie (vanilla vodka, cloudy apple juice, apple bitters and cinnamon). There’s also a range of craft beers imported from the United States. Add bar snacks like sweet potato corn bread, pork sliders, deep fried shrimp tacos and fried chicken, and you’ve got a complete night out.
It wouldn’t be a visit to Prahan with a little bit of shopping, right? Narrow down your hit list and make a beeline for Greville Street, where you’ll find vintage clothing stores, retro homewares, artisan gifts and one-off pieces you won’t find anywhere else.