C & G’s LOCAL SPOTLIGHT ON… Port Melbourne!

In this week’s blog, we delve into the vibrant neighborhood of Port Melbourne, where history, culture, and culinary delights converge. In this blog post, we’ll explore some of our team’s must-visit spots that make Port Melbourne a unique and captivating destination.

The Graham Hotel

The Graham Hotel stands as an iconic gastropub, nestled in the leafy streets of Port Melbourne. Located at 97 Graham Street, this establishment exudes timeless charm. With its original floor-to-ceiling boards and beautiful lead-light windows, it pays homage to the past while serving modern Australian fare. Whether you’re sipping cocktails in the opulent dining room or enjoying the casual front bar, the Graham Hotel promises a delightful experience. Don’t miss their stunning atrium and outdoor dining area! Open daily from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM.


Gasworks Arts Park

Gasworks Arts Park, located at 21 Graham Street, is a thriving arts precinct within a public park. Originally an old South Melbourne Gasworks site, it now houses two theaters, art galleries, artist studios, and workshop spaces. The parkland surrounding it is perfect for leisurely strolls. Gasworks hosts a diverse range of high-quality performing arts, exhibitions, and creative classes. It’s a hub for culture and community, just 3 kilometers from Melbourne’s CBD. Open Monday to Friday from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM.


Ciao Cielo

Ciao Cielo, which translates to “Hello Sky” in Italian, graces lively Bay Street in Port Melbourne. Inspired by Art Deco elements and the glamour of the '40s, this restaurant offers a sophisticated dining experience. The original floorboards and lead-light windows add character. Chef Bryan’s menu celebrates strong Italian flavors using locally sourced Victorian produce. Whether you’re there for lunch or dinner, expect a memorable culinary journey. Open daily from 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM.


Laine Boutique

Laine Boutique, originating in Beechworth and now established in Port Melbourne at 103C Bay Street, brings cool, easy-wear fashion to the forefront. With over 25 years of experience, owners Alyce and Kathryn Hammerton curate colorful, textured collections. Their personalised styling services ensure you’ll find wearable pieces that resonate. Visit this relaxed space and explore their thoughtfully selected ranges. Open Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm, and from 11am – 3pm Sundays!


Bay 101 Cafe

Bay 101 Cafe Bay 101 Cafe, situated at 101 Bay Street, is a delightful spot for coffee, brunch, and relaxation. Whether you’re grabbing a flat white or indulging in smashed avocado on sourdough, the friendly atmosphere and bay views make it a local favorite. The outdoor seating area is perfect for soaking up the sun. Open daily, it’s a cozy corner to enjoy Port Melbourne’s laid-back vibe.


So there you have it—a glimpse into the heart of Port Melbourne. From historic pubs to artistic havens, this neighborhood invites you to explore, savor, and create lasting memories.