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HOT: Sweet Evelyn, 128 Union St, Brunswick

Sweet Evelyn is a Brunswick cafe and micro bakery which is as sweet as its name (apparently named after the owners’ daughter). All the baked goods are made fresh on site every day, from the large range of cupcakes to the brownies, cookies and savouries – only the bread and croissants are brought in from Dench Bakery. […]

HOT: Code Black Coffee, 15-17 Weston St, Brunswick

Code Black Coffee is a cafe and specialty coffee roaster in Brunswick. It is housed in one of the most darkly dramatic warehouse conversions I’ve seen, designed by local Brunswick architects ZWEI Interiors Architecture. As its name suggests the exterior is a brutal black and the interior is all masculine. Black walls, dark concrete floors, […]

HOT: Wide Open Road, 274 Barkly St, Brunswick

Melbourne cafes doesn’t get any more hipster than at Wide Open Road in Brunswick. I don’t mean that in a pejorative way. Wide Open Road is an excellent cafe which is so into its coffee that it houses a roastery, green bean storage and coffee lab. It also stocks other cafes in Melbourne including Small […]

HOT: Jellystone Cafe,179 Albion St, Brunswick

If you’re looking for a break from the bustle of Sydney Road, take a turn into Albion Street and look out for Jellystone, a cafe that’s taken over a heritage-listed bluestone house. Just inside the gate is the front courtyard with shaded tables then push open the narrow door to admire the counter filled with […]

HOT: Lux Foundry, 21 Hope St, Brunswick

Lux Foundry is one of the friendliest establishments I’ve been to recently and I can’t rave about it enough. The cafe is housed in a heritage listed building, an old stove foundry, and the decor has retained some of the rugged industrial elements while updating the look with enamel pendant lamps and classic Thonet chairs. Inside the building […]

HOT: Brunswick Flour Mill, 337-341 Sydney Rd, Brunswick

Brunswick Flour Mill is a casual, pretension-free cafe in the heart of Sydney Road. As their name suggests they are an artisan bakery as well as dining out venue, with loaves, cakes, pastries and ready-made sandwiches all on offer. The all day breakfast/lunch sit down menu is not particularly fancy and frankly a bit dated […]

HOT: Small Block, 130 Lygon St, East Brunswick

Small Block is a cafe particularly well suited to the urban professional/hip and arty/young parents demographic of East Brunswick. To whit: attention to coffee – the blackboard shows the single origin bean of the day and gives a description of its particular qualities; an extensive all-day breakfast menu which has the locals lining up on […]

NOT: Miss Marmalade, 126 Union St, Brunswick

This is how much I expected to love Miss Marmalade. Monday. I borrow a car to drive through choc-a-block traffic on Alexandra Parade to meet my friend A there. On arrival, my baby vomits copiously on herself and on me. The mess is so bad that I have to drive home straight away without any […]

HOT: Green Refectory, 115 Sydney Rd, Brunswick

There are certain cafes that are the perfect weekend haunts for nursing a hangover. The requisite criteria? Huge servings of hearty breakfast, lashings of coffee, nothing too fancy or complicated and good value for money. I think one of the places that does ‘hangover food’ really well is Green Refectory – and judging by the […]

HOT: Tom Phat, 184 Sydney Rd, Brunswick

There’s so much to love on the menu at Tom Phat that I wished (a) we lived closer; (b) we were more than two diners on the night I visited; and (c) I hadn’t married a man with a relatively small appetite (sorry RM!). Tom Phat serves a mishmash of South East Asian flavours with […]

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