Brunswick Guide

To the north of the city, past the hustle and bustle of the Italian end of Lygon St you will arrive in East Brunswick! It may seem like a long trip but it’s really not that far on the tram. East Brunswick is an emerging suburb in the food and wine scene filled with great cafes, restaurants, bars and unique shops! Only the locals know about these places… until now!

Breakfast Time

Not only do these cafes make great coffee they also serve awesome all day breakfasts.

East Elevation | 351 Lygon St | 9381 5575 Behind this bright red door lives homemade chocolate heaven & yummy French style pastries.

Wide Open Road | 274 Barkly St | 9387 6079 A warehouse cafe that’s a favourite amongst locals – be prepared to wait on the weekends.

Code Black Coffee | 15 Weston St | 9388 0005 A coffee roaster and cafe in one space that is open everyday of the week.

Pope Joan | 77-79 Nicholson St | 9388 8858 A modern English menu that offers mouth watering all day breakfasts, with their bar ‘The Bishop of Ostia’ open next door.

For Dinner

A wonderful stretch of restaurants with cuisines ranging from East to West!

Hellenic Republic | 434 Lygon St | 9381 1222 A fantastic modern Greek taverna with a delicious sharing menu & stylish décor – owned by Masterchef’s George Calombaris.

Rumi | 116 Lygon St | 9388 8255 A contemporary Persian style restaurant that encourages sharing plates.

Mankoushe | 325 Lygon St | 9078 9223 Two brothers pump out amazing hot Lebanese pastries & pizzas.

The B-East | 80 Lygon St | 9036 1456 A burger joint with live music and cheap drink specials.

Bar Idda | 132 Lygon St | 9380 5339 Home style Sicilian cuisine in a crowded yet welcoming space.

Kumo Izakaya | 152 Lygon St | 9388 1505 Brunswick’s premier Japanese restaurant & bar that has an extremely extensive sake list.

400 Gradi | 99 Lygon St | 9380 2320 Recently awarded the best margherita pizza in the world -try it for yourself.

Teta Mona | 100a Lygon St | 9380 6880 Home style soul food with a Lebanese flavour.


Pre-dinner, after dinner or lazy Sunday afternoon drinks – there is a bar for everyone.

Mr Wilkinson (Mr W) | 295 Lygon St A relaxing dimly lit bar with a very well established wine list.

The Alderman | 134 Lygon St | 9380 9003 A comfortable & inviting local bar that is fitted out with dark wood paneling & an art deco interior.

The Alehouse Project | 98 Lygon St | 9387 1218 The spot to go for lovers of local, international and craft beers.

Temple Brewing Company | 122 Weston St A microbrewery & brasserie in one; all artisan beers are made on site with a small modern European menu to match.

Food Trucks

Melburnians love a food truck and these delicious kitchen on wheels can be found regularly parked up in Brunswick East. Follow them on social media to find out their exact location for the night..

Beatbox Kitchen | Follow on Twitter @beatboxkitchen The Raph Burger is considered by many to be the best in town – its simple ingredients definitely hit the spot & their ‘radio’ sauce is awesome.

Taco Truck | Follow on Twitter @tacotruckmelb Kick back in the park or out the front of Mr. W & enjoy your choice of fish, chicken or potato tacos with a side of yummy homemade corn chips.


Hidden among the many bars, cafes and restaurants you’ll find some great boutique stores…

Five Boroughs | 345 Lygon St | 9388 1618 A fine design, home wares & gift store that features handmade artwork, textiles, ceramics, jewellery & accessories.

Kuwaii | 37-39 Glenlyon Rd | 9380 5731 A women’s boutique designer clothing store (Open Wed-Sat)

Red Wheelbarrow Books | 105 Lygon St A second hand book store with a treasure trove of delights for the avid bookworm or casual reader.

Monkey Moments | 214 Lygon St | 9380 6445 A great shop to take the little ones to for stylish clothing & unique toys.

Lost & Found Market | 511 Lygon St | 9383 5731 A giant warehouse filled to the brim with vintage finds and other gems.

Monkhouse Design | 102 Lygon St | 8391 1191 A women’s fashion store stocking the most fashionable of fashionable Melbourne designers.

Getting To East Brunswick Tram 1 or 8 | From Swanston St | Approx 25 mins Download our East Brunswick Guide here. 

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