The West End of Melbourne is the big end of town: the major financial institutions, the big legal or accounting firms, the multinationals, big businesses. You work for them, but who works for you?
Where can you find the essentials of life, a clean shirt, hair shampoo, a quick lunch (or a slow one), a haircut, razorblades, pilates, a prescription, or that most essential of all essentials, a decent coffee?
There is one place where you can find whatever you need: St James, between Bourke, William and Little Collins Streets. And when you need us, you’ll find us there.
French trained in Tokyo, Philip has brought a modern Japanese influence to traditional French baking, first at Melbourne’s Paul Bocuse bakery, now at Brioche by Philip, where he has won numerous awards (including best bakery and best sourdough in Melbourne). So where is Melbourne’s best French bakery and specialist coffee house? At St James.www.briochebyphilip.com.au
Doughboys has become famous for their hand-crafted doughnuts and specialty coffee in cafés around Melbourne. They make everything themselves, even roasting and grinding their own nuts to make different nut pastes. And now you’ll find their alignment of quality doughnuts and great coffee in a permanent home. At St James.www.doughboysdoughnuts.com.au
Saké Jr have taken the innovative food philosophy and vibrant culinary traditions of Sakè Restaurant and Bar and have channeled them into the vision for the future of fast and healthy casual dining. At Sakè Jr you will get expertly-prepared, Japanese and Korean meals that are built-to-order and designed to leave you feeling healthy, satisfied and revitalised.www.sakejr.com.au
Eating in Italy is more than a way of satisfying your appetite, it’s a way of celebrating life. It’s all about fresh ingredients, simple flavours, cooked with love. It’s about feeling you can drop in any time for a plate of pasta and a glass of wine. Where can you go if you can’t get to Rome, Florence or Milan? At St James.etto.com.au
Work is energy. And when you run out of energy you need a lunch that’s healthy, tasty and filling. Famous Famish’d salads and spuds are generous, the crusty bread is award winning, the breakfasts are legendary, and in winter the soups and baked potatoes are hearty and sustaining. So get feast’d next time you’re famish’d. At St James.famishd.com.au
Taylan Aksoy has brought Turkey’s famous gozleme flatbreads from the markets and street stalls of Istanbul to Melbourne’s CBD. At Goz City they roll and fill yufka pastry for the savoury flatbread in the front window before each gozleme is cooked to order. Where can you find this classic Turkish street food in Melbourne? At St James.www.gozcity.com.au
Pok Pok has brought the tastes of Thai street food from Bangkok to Melbourne (and the sounds – pok pok is the sound of a pestle gently thumping spices in a granite mortar). Their Thai is kaffir-infused, coriander-riddled, and Chinese/Persian/Malay-influenced. Where can you find them if you can’t get to Thailand? At St James.pokpok.com.au
Simply Spanish is a culinary journey that has brought food from some of the great cooking regions of Spain to Melbourne. Wednesday is paella night and happy hour (or hora feliz as they say in Madrid) from 4 to 6pm Wednesday to Friday. Where can you find real taste of Spain? At St James.www.simplyspanish.com.au/cbdbourkest
Spin Coffee supports the growing consciousness around ethically farmed and sustainable produce. They source their ingredients from local farmers, and serve coffee from local roasters Code Black. They’re also a hub for food innovation in corporate catering for any event or meeting. Where can you find them? At St James.www.spincoffee.com.au
Zuppa Soup Kitchen is bringing soup back to the table, but it's better than you’ve
ever imagined. Lovingly prepared from scratch with only the freshest and finest
quality ingredients, our soups use a slow cooked broth base to create rich,
flavoursome soups that are naturally full of hearty goodness.
An hour with Aleenta Barre can achieve so much; anything from toned thighs and a flat stomach to increased energy, less stress, better skin and improved sleep. They’ve created programs with physiotherapists, ballet, yoga, barre and pilates professionals to focus your mind, your body and your health. Where will you find them? At St James.www.aleentabarre.com
Cambridge Kit has turned the art of getting dressed into a science to make it easier for men to look good all the time. Everything in a Cambridge Kit is designed to go together. Simply by changing one or two items you can shift effortlessly from business meeting to sports bar. Where will you find your wardrobe that works? At St James.cambridgekit.com.au
It’s all about balance. Yin, and yang. Work, and time out from work. Which is the time to visit this fresh, soothing, all-Australian day spa where wellness is the way. At endota spa everyone is welcomed with Australian organic ingredients and specialised spa treatments. So where can you restore balance to your life? At St James.www.endotadayspa.com.au
You love your job (that goes without saying). But sometimes you need to get away from it. Flight Centre is committed to giving you great travel at the best available price. The expert Flight Centre team is ready to build your dream holiday today. Which is why it’s the place to go when you’re ready to go. Where will you find them? At St James.www.flightcentre.com.au
Since 1997 Herringbone has been known for classic sartorial style and unwavering commitment to quality. Their ready-to-wear collection includes signature men’s and women’s shirts in premium Egyptian cotton, tailored suiting, knitwear and accessories like silk ties, cufflinks and bags. Where can you find them? At St James.shop.herringbone.com
Priceline is dedicated to helping women look good, live well and feel great. But it’s not just about beauty trends, it’s also a place where you can get your prescription filled, and find anything from reading glasses and razorblades, to coffee mugs and jelly beans, all at the best price. Where can you find this beauty and health hub? At St James.www.priceline.com.au
For more than 35 years three generations of the Jaramillo family have operated Renes Dry Cleaners. There’s not much they don’t know about the sometimes rather specialised demands of their trade. Which is why you’ll be able to tell the difference every time you come to them. Where will you find them? At St James.www.renesdrycleaners.com.au
Zucci will work with you to find your style. After all, the way you look affects the way you feel; perfect colouring makes everything rosy, great cut grows confidence. That’s why the Zucci experience is the perfect combination of your thoughts and their techniques. Where will you find your style? At St James.zucci.com.au
Melbourne Flower Merchant take great pride in selecting the best range of quality flowers, arrangements and gifts to suit every occasion. Whether it be an elegant box of roses for your loved one or an extravagant centre piece for a corporate event, Melbourne Flower Merchant will design and create a spectacular and stylish floral arrangement which will leave a lasting impression.
Specialising in high performance gear, RunStopShop offers a focused range and in-depth product information to deliver the best products for your health and fitness. RunStopShop's product range is specifically selected for the goal-driven runner, gym-goer, fitness trainer, obstacle course racer and marathon runner. Their brand selection is in response to popular training activities in the market and products that are tried and tested by professional athletes.www.runstopshop.com.au