From the classy laidback vibe of Windsor and the authentic hipster groove of Coburg to the intriguing thrift stores, wholesome nature escapes, and modernised heritage quarters of Brunswick, Melbourne’s edgy enclaves will keep you on your toes! However, whether you’re most enamoured by deliciously quirky café culture, rustic designer shopping sprees, or unlocking your dormant artist, Collingwood will cinch all your vagabond cravings.
Rustic Café Hopping
This effervescent hive of dreamily crafted experiences, from art-riddled laneways and history-drenched hideouts to homey orchard-lined brunch spots and mouthwatering options for a stellar night out, is fuelled by charming coffee emporiums of every imaginable calibre. Whether you fancy a delicious cold brew with your stack of pancakes or an elegantly cosy coffee date at a striking manor house, Collingwood’s coffee scene will not disappoint!
Get Candidly Creative
Even if you don’t see yourself as an artist, the spirit of Collingwood invites you to connect with your inner creative, whether it’s making stunning ceramics at a Slow Clay Centre workshop or learning printmaking techniques at Jax Studio. If you’re looking for a sophisticated Melbourne co-living abode proffering prime access to its most hip and artsy districts, venture no further than the likes of lyf Collingwood Melbourne.
Roam Shoppable Vintage Streets
Ranked as the “Coolest Street in the World 2021” by Time Out, Smith Street is an obvious must for a ramble among aromatic coffee shops and delightful boutiques in gorgeously converted warehouses. Gertrude Street, lined with irresistible old-world shops, is your ideal detour from this iconic high street. Some must-visit designer stores in Collingwood include Happy Valley, with its jaw-dropping limited-edition vintage finds and artistic home décor, and The Hub General Store for fabulously one-of-a-kind locally crafted collectables.
Visit Collingwood Yards
If you’re looking to decompress and get inspired, step into the mind-blowing artisan realm of Collingwood Yards, where you can rub elbows with brilliant artists from diverse backgrounds, soak in the warm community feel, and enjoy stellar coffee!