Those visiting Chapel St take note: Abacus is a must visit. An interior made up of clean lines, subtle furnishings, soft colour palette for decor and a killer vibe to boot, it’s easy to understand why there’s always a line most weekends (if not all).
Located at the South Yarra end of Chapel St, foodies can expect dishes that focus on clean eating/produce-to-plate and for those who love a bit of the In’Gram-gram action, there’s a plethora worthy of a hashtag or thirty (see what I did there?).
This venue used to be a bank but you’d never tell because it’s been completely transformed. An open kitchen with wood and concrete decor finishings, Abacus is on trend without being ‘too trendy’ (if that makes sense?). For those with a green thumb you’ll love the GINORMOUS fig tree that resides in the middle of the venue. It’s a striking piece which makes the venue feel earthy and warm, which is welcoming on a cold Melbourne day.
Side note: Architect EAT, you nailed the architecture here #props
When it comes to food expect perfection and we recommend you trying everything (seriously).
Our recent visit included Bircher Muesli, served with poached pear, fresh fruits, rhubarb compote and yoghurt and the Pumpkin Croquettes, served with Mexican salsa, avocado, goats cheese and pickled radishes. Instagram worthy and the Padre coffee is the perfect addition.
Not one for coffee? There’s always a smoothie on offer and heck, booze (#sundaysesh). Eight local beers on tap, a great wine list and some pretty exciting cocktails make Abacus the perfect pre-drink stop!
383 Chapel St, South Yarra