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From charity shops, outlet stores (really good ones, too!!), ethnic restaurants, coffee places, there is a little something for everyone on Smith street.. Plus, all kinds of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
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Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From charity shops, outlet stores (really good ones, too!!), ethnic restaurants, coffee places, there is a little something for everyone on Smith street.. Plus, all kinds of diverse people. Check it out and don't miss the Keith Haring Mural on Johnston street..

Thank bas0921
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Smith Street has improved over recent years with some interesting restaurants particularly around the Gertrude Street area but it remains a little dowdy and sometimes tacky.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

A truly eclectic street, with something for everyone - from the hipsters, to the yuppies, to the teeny boppers and the googly-eyed tourists. Lots of interesting brik and brak shops, as well as top notch (even hatted) restaurants. Worth a googly-eying adventure.

Thank Gerald TC L
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Always something cool happening here - do it by foot from one end to the other. Try Johnston St to Gertrude St via Smith St - pretty ace!

Thank LisaDefazio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Smith St used to be the poor cousin of Brunswick St but is fast becoming place to be if it hasn't already. The restaurant variety is phenomenal. Places like Easy Tiger, St Crispin, Huxtaburger or Messina for dessert. Don't forget the freeway end with all the factory clothes outlets as well as a few more great eateries like Pavlovs Duck... More 

Thank Larry S
Nullagine, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Having outlet stores in expensive real estate is becoming challenging! High rental and growing population! Traditionally housed with Macpac, Kathmandu, Ice Breakers, Paddi Pallen, Adidas, Champion, ..New Balance, basketball ball shoes and balls shops, .. bicycle shops, Mountain Design gas recently disappeared from the strategic corner location!

1 Thank Mei Y
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Lots of nice cafes, restaurants and bars. Morning/midday good selection of cafes on smith street and around smith street. Afternoons great selection of restaurants and bars on dmith street. Not far from cbd and parallel to other popular streets (brunswick st, lygons st). 😊

1 Thank Nick K
Melbourne Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

A beautiful way to spend a nice warm afternoon shopping through a number of outlet stores with plenty of cafes to stop at for wonderful coffee or a little something to eat. Well worth visiting.

Thank Imogen M
Manama, Bahrain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

This street has something for all. Take your time to explore the vintage shops, cafes and restaurants, vegetarian/vegan shops, grocer's and butchers, factory outlets and many other beautiful and eclectic stores. One day is not enough. I stayed in the area for 12 days and only scratched the surface. Be sure to wander down the side streets too and go... More 

Thank tinahunt
Collingwood, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Smith Street has always been a good low price shopping centre. But it has a violent history. Squizzy Tayler, the Collingwood and Fitzroy pushes, ie the local gangs in the early 20th century. The suburb was full of condemned houses, without running water and no sewerage. All this has changed. some of these little workers cottages, which were slums, now... More 

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