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Published June 26th 2018
Spend a day exploring the joys of inner-city Windsor
Windsor is five kilometres south-east of the Melbourne CBD between Prahran and St Kilda. The suburb has a cool village feel with shops lining Chapel Street, terrace houses, some parks, and a growing nightlife district.
Shopping in Windsor
Shag is at 130 Chapel Street in Windsor, with a range of amazingly colourful and unusual clothing and accessories. They are open from noon to 6pm Monday to Thursday, noon to 7pm Friday, 11am to 6pm Saturday, and noon to 5pm Sundays.
Syber's Books sell rare books. They are at 38 Chapel Street in Windsor and a detailed review is here. They are open most days from noon to 5.30pm (contact: 03 9530 2222 to check).
The Salvation Army Op Shop in Windsor is at 115-117 Chapel Street, and they are open 9am to 5pm daily (except Sundays). Stock includes secondhand clothes, homewares and furniture. For more detail click here.
Cafes, Restaurants, and Bars
Parlour Diner is at 64 Chapel Street in Windsor serves delicious burgers in a traditional American style, with drinks and cocktails. They are open from 5pm to 9.30pm Monday and Tuesdays, and from noon to at least 10pm every other day. For a great review click here.
At 147 Union Street, you'll find Tyranny of Distance. This cafe and bar is in an old petrol station and serves a menu that caters for vegetarians, a range of burgers, and tasty appetisers. They are open from 3pm to 1am daily, with craft beers and cocktails mixed till 1am.
Yellow Bird is is a colourful, rock 'n' roll based cafe (click here for their music mix), at 122 Chapel Street, with freshly cooked Mexican food and you can check out the menu, and a review here.
Nearby at 120 Chapel, is the New Wind Vietnamese restaurant. A great review is here, with an extensive menu of dumplings, noodles, pho and more. They also have regular drink specials and are open from noon to 11pm every day.
Pubs and Nightlife The Silverlake Social is a sports bar at 198 Chapel Street in Windsor. As well as a variety of drink specials, and a snacks menu, the bar also has a pool table and holds weekly events to watch sporting events on the big screen.
Enjoy a perfectly made cocktail at the Silverlake. Credits:https://www.silverlakesocial.com.au/
Windsor Castle is a delightful pub tucked away on the corner of Albert and Upton Street. They are open from midday on weekends and 3pm on weekdays. It's hard to miss the green and pink facade and the tropical theme garden.
Local Parks and Attractions
Artists Lane in Windsor is off Green Street, and is sometimes called "Aerosol Alley". This area is full of fascinating street art. On weekends, there are visitors along the footpath taking pictures and admiring the works.
Windsor has two small parks for the kids to run around in. Chris Gahan Reserve has some basic sporting facilities, benches, and lawns. The reserve is off Homby Street in Windsor (near Pine Grove). Windsor Siding Reserve is another open space, with a playground, and a picnic area.
How to get to Windsor
Windsor is a 15-minute drive from the city (20 minutes in peak hour), although it may be better and easier to take public transport there. There are a number of tram lines through the area (check for track works at this Journey Planner site first and Windsor Station is on the Sandringham Line.