Re-Discover Lygon Street

Lygon Street’s iconic institutions are being joined by some brilliant

new businesses that will bring even more vibrancy to the street

The Lygon Street Biblioteca

The Lygon Street Bilbioteca has been opened as part of the City of Melbourne's pop-up libraries program. The brightly coloured sun-filled space will take on an Italian theme to fit perfectly in it’s Lygon Street location.  

 

The Biblioteca will be so much more than just a great selection of fresh and zesty titles, it will also provide a space for local writers to meet and work on their latest literary projects.  

 

The Biblioteca will also include an Events Salon, which will house regular programming such as writing workshops and other “bookish” events.  

185 Lygon Street

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@cityofmelbourne

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Van Der Kooij

Van Der Kooij is a local women’s fashion label established to combine the two foundations of sustainability and design. Van Der Kooij is looking to change the fast-fashion narrative with an emphasis on being both fashion-forward and environmentally conscious.

 

Van Der Kooij will be creating an immersive and interactive retail space, workroom, photography studio and showroom to help educate their customers on the materials and practices they use to create lasting, slow fashion.

 

Van Der Kooij is now open at 91 Grattan Street as part of the It’sOn/Lygon program.

91 Grattan Street

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@van.der.kooij

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Karen's Diner

Karen’s is a totally unique interactive dining experience where guests are waited upon by rude serving staff and are encouraged to complain until their heart’s content. To top off the fun, Karen’s serves delicious American diner classics like burgers, shakes and loaded fries. 

398-400 Lygon Street

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@karensdinerofficial

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ELK

Founded in 2004 ELK is an Australian independent family owned business. Supporting employment, ethical production and sustainable design across the world.

404 Lygon Street

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@elkthelabel

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La Mama

La Mama Theatre is a not-for-profit theatre in Carlton, Victoria. It has been nationally and internationally acknowledged as a crucible for cutting edge, contemporary theatre since 1967.

205 Faraday St, Carlton

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@lamamatheatre

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Heartattack and Vine

European cafe meals & specialty coffee in a stylish setting with wood-&-brick decor.

329 Lygon Street

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@heartattackandvinebar

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University Cafe

Stalwart, laid-back café with outdoor seating whipping up Italian meals & brekkie.

257 Lygon Street

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@universitycafecarlton

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King and Godfree

150 Years the Corner Grocer. Celebrating food and family this year with events, recipes, markets and masterclasses.

293/297 Lygon St

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@kingandgodfree

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Readings

Readings Carlton is a Melbourne icon, and has long been a gathering point for the Australian literary scene. It began life as a tiny stand-alone shop in 1969.

309 Lygon Street

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@readingsbooks

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