One of Melbourne’s most colourful streets, Brunswick St has long had a distinct bohemian edge – though now it’s somewhat more mainstream with hot dining spots and some rather swish cocktail bars to choose from. The strip is great for a cheap meal, a relaxed drink or a spot of shopping in its many creative little boutiques. Between people watching, eating, drinking and shopping… you won’t be bored on Brunswick St!
When you need a good coffee to get you started, drop into one of these happening joints…
Jasper Coffee | 267 Brunswick St The ultimate range of all things coffee from these passionate Melbourne coffee roasters.
Brunswick St Alimentari | 251 Brunswick St A charming Mediterranean style deli serving homemade fare & good coffee.
Industry Beans | 3/62 Rose St Expect nothing less than exceptional top-grade coffee at this roastery/cafer opposite the Rose St Markets.
Grace Cafe | 76 Rose St Enjoy your coffee with simple and delicious food in the sunny outdoor courtyard out the back.
A Taste of…
With plenty of eating choices, here’s the best of the best to make sure you get a good taste of Brunswick St..
Madame Sous Sous | 231 Brunswick St | 9417 0400 A popular French bistro with a sexy Parisian feel.
Vegie Bar | 380 Brunswick St | 9417 6935 Rustic home-style vegetarian food – popular for over 20 years with vego’s and non vego’s alike.
Mario’s | 303 Brunswick St | 9417 3343 A stalwart of the Melbourne dining scene – no fuss, great value food with an Italian edge. Hooked | 384 Brunswick St | 9417 7740 Simple but great fish n chips.
B’Stilla Cantina | 277 Brunswick St | 9417 2858 Sister to their South Yarra restaurant, this cantina is the coolest spot to dine on casual Moroccan and Spanish dishes.
Blue Chillis | 182 Brunswick St | 9417 0071 Recently celebrating it’s 16th birthday, this friendly & cosy restaurant serves up authentic Malaysian food.
Babka | 358 Brunswick St | 9416 0091 Eastern European heritage café & bakery.
The Commoner | 122 Johnston St | 9415 6876 A hybrid restaurant/wine bar well known for its modern British food with a Moorish slant.
Hammer & Tong | Rear 412 Brunswick St A casual breakfast and lunch stop famous for their soft shell crab burgers.
Brother Burger and the Marvellous Brew | 412 Brunswick St The best burgers on Brunswick St.
Let’s Drink to That!
Brunswick St has a bar for all occasions – so one of these gems is sure to delight you…
Little Creatures Dining Hall | 222 Brunswick St | 9417 5500 An ‘industrial chic’ big beer barn with good food to accompany the fine brews.
The Provincial | 299 Brunswick St | 9810 0042 Shabby chic decor, a warm & friendly bar and European inspired food.
The Evelyn | 351 Brunswick St | 9419 5500 An easy going pub with beer garden, pool tables & a live music venue.
Naked For Satan | 285 Brunswick St | 9416 2238 Get a true taste of Spain at this unique Pintxos bar – snack on small tapas style dishes with your drinks. Don’t forget to check out their rooftop for cocktails and perfect views of Melbourne. The Napier Hotel | 210 Napier St | 9419 4240 A back street locals pub with classic pub grub.
Polly | 401 Brunswick St | 9417 0880 A truly fabulous cocktail bar with opulent interiors.
The Kodiak Club | 272 Brunswick St A celebration of American culture, specialising in Whiskey cocktails & yanky-style bar food.
Libation | 302 Brunswick St | 9416 5302 Small & cosy bar with a relaxed vibe. Black Pearl | 304 Brunswick St | 9417 0455 Moody retro inspired interiors with one of Melbourne’s best cocktail lists.
Bimbo Deluxe | 376 Brunswick St | 9419 8600 Popular with the younger set for its cheap pizzas & extensive range of flavoured vodkas.
Oh So Chic…
There are endless little boutiques on this strip, but here are a couple of other chic options for shoppers…
Kleins Perfumery | 313 Brunswick St | 9416 1221 A romantic boudoir specialising in niche fragrances.
Clear It Factory Outlet | 188 Brunswick St For ‘cheap as chips’ designer wear like Alannah Hill, Dangerfield and Revival.
Zetta Florence | 197 Brunswick St | 9417 6211 Beautiful designer stationary & paper products.
Rose St Artists Market | 60 Rose St | 9419 5529 Open Saturday & Sunday, this small market of creative wares has a lovely community vibe.
Brunswick Street Bookstore | 305 Brunswick St A great range of design, photography, art & architecture titles. Don’t forget to head upstairs to see the large selection of magazines at Mag Nation.
Wilkins and Kent | 230 Brunswick St | 9419 5251 Gifts and homewares from locally produced designers.
Getting To Brunswick St Tram 11 | From Collins St | Approx 15 mins