Brunch spots for baked shakshuka, must-try microbreweries and hotels that aren’t hotels (but hip live-music venues) line up along this coveted stretch.
While other Australian cities have been snapping at its heels when it comes to hipster credentials, most still agree Melbourne remains ahead of the pack. This is thanks to some seriously cool enclaves, each with its own unique character and streetlife. A neighbouring pair of happening ‘hoods are Fitzroy and Collingwood, and cleaving right down between them is Smith Street. It channels the best of the two in one manageable stretch of vintage shops, craft breweries and on-trend restaurants, with some great places to stay in reach.