Melbourne: A Quick Guide to Fitzroy

Fashionable shopping and fun eateries await at funky Fitzroy.

The inner-city suburb of Fitzroy is full of fun: shopping, dining and drinking. Here're a few hotspots to get you started!

The Rose Street Artists' Market
The Rose Street Artists' Market (©Roshan Sukhla)

Where to Shop

The Rose Street Artists' Market is your one-stop shop for souvenirs. More than 120 stalls boast unique handmade items ranging from jewellery and paintings through to fashion. You will also get the opportunity to meet the makers.

Gertrude Street is a shopper’s dream with local makers represented at Little Salon and intricate porcelain wares at Mud, including plates, bowls and vases. Melbourne label Obus has a selection of quality garments on offer in a unique palette of colours, and much-loved Australian skincare brand Aesop also resides along the busy shopping strip and is ready to freshen and soothe you. 

Cutler & Co
Platter from Cutler & Co (Courtesy Cutler & Co)

Where to Eat

Cult vegan restaurant Smith & Daughters is a rock ‘n’ roll heaven with some seriously punchy food to match. Big plates of pasta and pizzas with a twist–the whole menu is plant-based. For something special, head to Cutler & Co where you can wine and dine on a seasonal menu whilst seated within an old metal works factory. 


Serving up a range of boutique Australian spirits, a night in Fitzroy must include a trip to Bad Frankie. Pair one of their fine beverages with an iconic bangers and mash waffle.

Naked for Satan is one for the vodka lovers with a bounty of unique infusions to try. There’s alpine chocolate and sugar cane, green apple and cherry, and violet. Indulge in a selection of hot and cold pintxos (a type of tapas). 

Tasty treats from Bad Frankie
Tasty treats from Bad Frankie (Courtesy Bad Frankie)