Collingwood has fine art, great food, New York style loft apartment, gorgeous terrace houses, schools, public transport and the most hated sports team in the City.

Collingwood is one of Melbourne’s top dining locations and is a great area for bar hoping.

Some places to check out are the Panama Dining Room, Easy Tiger, and the Rice Queen. Mr Wow’s is a sensational bar that offers bocce, table tennis, pool, and an extensive local and international drinks list.

Smith Street is the perfect location to pick up a coffee before work. Some of the best coffee can be found at Cibi, Monsieur Truffe, and De Clieu.

The area is a hub for artists and enthusiasts. Some locations you can’t miss are Lamington Drive, 69 Smith Street and Compound Interest. Art lovers can check out Australian Galleries, Ochre and Catherine Asquith. The Collingwood Underground Theatre is a great place to take a date on the weekend- be careful if its a first date. It is located in an old underground carpark.

Shopping Collingwood style

There are many options when it comes to shopping. On Smith Street you will find factory outlets with great prices. There are also specialty stores like Smart Alec men’s hatters. Collinwood also offers Scandinavian furniture stores and Japanese decorations for your home. Not to mention the Lost & Found Market which offers many second-hand items.


The Steiner School is one of the best schools in Collingwood. St. Joseph’s School is the top primary school in Collingwood. Collingwood College is government school that educates more than 490 students from P through 12.

Public Transport

Collingwood is only ten minutes from Flinders Street Station. The Epping and Hurstbridge train lines run through Collingwood. Trains operate from 5AM to midnight Monday through Saturday. On Sunday trains start at 8AM and end at midnight.

In Collingwood, you will find many trams to take you to your destination. Here are the routes:

Route 109: Box Hill to Port Melbourne
Route 112: West Preston to St Kilda
Route 24: North Balwyn to City
Route 30: North Balwyn to Docklands
Route 31: St Vincent’s Hospital to City
Route 86: Bundoora RMIT to Docklands
Route 96: East Brunswick to St Kilda Beach


  • Huxtable – 131 Smith Street
  • Huxtaburger – 106 Smith Street
  • Rockwell & Sons – 288 Smith Street

Cafes & Bars

  • Proud Mary – 172 Oxford Street
  • Monsieur Truffe – 90 Smith Street
  • Panama Dining Room – Level 3 / 231 Smith Street
  • Mr. Wow’s Emporium – 97B Smith Street