Queen Street Revival

Elizabeth Street — or Queen Street in Croydon as it’s affectionately known — has long been a favourite spot in the Western suburbs for many people. But due to the recent South Road roadwork disruptions, the strip took a battering… and sadly some beloved business owners had to close their doors.

However, Queen Street is back! The hugely popular Abbots and Kinney have put their faith in Queen Street, opening in the former Red Door Bakery site. When you visit, you’ll find their delicious signature pastries, sandwiches and sourdough bread. And when the sun is out, they roll out their gorgeous new gelato cart.

An eatery with a difference that’s also bringing the buzz back is Billy’s Table. All the dishes are laid out smorgasbord-style on a table. Just choose your main, then add sides to round out your plate for the bargain price of $15. With everything cooked in a wood-fired oven, this clever concept is the idea of Owner and Chef Bill.

If you’re a design lover, Her Name was Nola has your name all over it! Full of gorgeous, unique homewares, textiles, jewellery, and bedding — it’s impossible to leave empty-handed. Owner Sarah sources her beautiful items from small-batch creatives in Australia and a select few overseas artists.

Long live the Queen!