HOT: Foxtrot Charlie, 359 Sydney Road, Brunswick

When you walk through the door of Foxtrot Charlie, look up. The soaring model aeroplane will explain the name of this Brunswick cafe. The cafe’s typically narrow frontage on Sydney Road expands out into a surprisingly spacious area divided into two segments. Basically, there’s the adults area and a kids area and it’s all uber-stylish […]

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 […]

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