What’s good in the hood: Prahran

From an iconic pub decked in pink elephants to a 19th bluestone chapel that hosts cabaret, Prahran offers adventures of all kinds. Enjoy the ride—you can buy now, pay later on nearly everything with bundll. 

One of Melbourne’s most villagey neighbourhoods, Prahran is a land of slow coffees, decadent restaurants and lovely boutiques. Here, we share with you five of the bear’s favourite spots. 

Eat dessert made by the 2017 Gault & Millau Pastry Chef of the Year

When it comes to dessert, it’s a little hard to go past Reverie. This dreamy spot, where the bear has spent many a decadent hour, belongs to French-trained pastry chef Pierrick Boyer. Surround yourself with greenerie and take your pick of goodies, be it a berry brownie with crunchy hazelnut praline, raspberry cremeux, and dark chocolate mousse or a lemon tart with tangy lemon custard in a shortcrust pastry case topped with a meringue kiss. 

Sip a beer among pink elephants at an iconic pub

You can’t miss the lime green walls of Windsor Castle. Step inside and you’ll find yourself surrounded by neon pink elephants, stuffed peacocks—and bamboo. In summer, the tropical beer garden is the place to be; in winter, nab a cosy spot next to the fireplace. Swing by on Tuesdays for trivia, Wednesdays for $18 steaks and Thursdays for $18 Parmas & Pots. You’ll find DJs in the house on Friday and Saturday nights.

Meander through 350 square metres of plants

Prahran’s Botanicah is a wonder to behold. Its 350 square metres of space are an indoor jungle crowded with tropical plants of all kinds—from magical maidenhair ferns and pretty begonias to giant birds of paradise and towering fiddle leaf figs—all sourced from local nurseries. There’s a dazzling collection of pots, too, including planters made by Middle of Nowhere, a father-daughter powered design studio in Melbourne, and majestic ivory-coloured cylinders. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, you can even get married here

Discover a cornucopia of deliciousness at Prahran Market

Farmers, fishers, butchers, bakers, growers and florists converge upon Prahran Market every week to peddle the finest of their wares. If you can eat it, drink it, cook it or grow it, chances are you’ll find it here—be it goose eggs, wild mushrooms or French cheese. And you can count on old-school service. Want your meat diced a particular way or your oysters shucked on the spot? All you have to do is ask.

Catch a cabaret in one of Victoria’s oldest churches

Chapel Off Chapel is a live performance venue in a church built in 1858. Whichever evening you drop in, you’ll be treated to spectacular show beneath soaring ceilings and surrounded by bluestone walls. The program ranges from cabaret and musical theatre to comedy and live music. A staple on the list is the Chapel Off Chapel sessions, which feature singer-songwriters stripped back, up close and personal. 

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