Just like New York, Paris and Rome, inner-Melbourne is eminently walkable. With its elegant grids, grand gardens, pocket parks and streets lined with cafés, restaurants and bars, this is a city best explored on foot. Whether you are working in the CBD or enjoying the nightlife of Fitzroy, you are never far from home.
Gertrude Street is a microcosm of Fitzroy’s many charms, represented by old school pubs, award-winning fine dining, superb coffee, vintage wares and the kind of music, book, clothing and gift shops where you can browse away an entire day. Come nightfall the street’s additional delights include live music and cocktails.
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While the crowds flock to Smith Street to sample the next big thing in gourmet burgers, casual dining, coffee, ice-cream and more, all you need to do is walk around the block. As well as the city’s latest epicurean delights, Smith Street is home to boutiques, bookshops and bars – a place to indulge all the senses.
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As Melbourne’s enduring avenue of cool, Brunswick Street draws music fans, fashionistas, caffeine hunters and those who appreciate the joys of independent retail.
On Brunswick Street there is something to enjoy at every hour of the day, from the perfect alfresco breakfast to a late nightcap in style.
Linking Smith Street and Brunswick Street (and the old-school charm of Carlton just slightly further afield), Johnston Street is an endlessly rewarding stretch of eclectic and authentic urban experiences. This is where you’ll find your new favourite neighbourhood cafés, designer stores and places to meet friends for dinner. It is also the home of the popular Hispanic Latin American Fiesta every year.
The original industrial identity of Fitzroy is alive and well in Gore Street, where those who appreciate good design go for handcrafted furniture from established studios. This quiet and leafy residential street is also where you’ll find tucked away neighbourhood pubs among the neat rows of picturesque terrace houses.