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HOT: Newtown Social Club, 180 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

 HOT: Newtown Social Club, 180 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

Newtown Social Club is a low-key neighbourhood café which the posers of Brunswick Street are unlikely to give a second glance.

That’s a good thing for the rest of us, as the small space only has  a window-facing bar and some vintage vinyl 60s swivel chairs tucked next to the small tables. It’s quiet and cosy and the food served is simple and honest fare.

 HOT: Newtown Social Club, 180 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

 HOT: Newtown Social Club, 180 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

For lunch you can select from the all-day breakfast menu (many people seem to be going for the baked eggs of the day), filled pides and bagels.

J and I shared a pot of earl grey tea and two pides, one filled with artichoke hearts and the other with prosciutto ($8). The standout ingredient for both sandwiches was the grainy fresh basil pesto slathered onto the springy bread and the fillings were obviously fresh despite the sandwiches being pre-prepared.

 HOT: Newtown Social Club, 180 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

 HOT: Newtown Social Club, 180 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

The staff are friendly and seem to know the regulars and I could easily see Newtown Social Club being an extension of my loungeroom, except with quirkier, funkier decor.

 HOT: Newtown Social Club, 180 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

  • Newtown Social Club, 180 Brunswick St, Fitzroy +61 3 9415 7337

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5 comments for “HOT: Newtown Social Club, 180 Brunswick St, Fitzroy”

  1. This looks awesome… now I’m so hungry.

    I like the little sign that says “It’s not the end of the world” though. Thanks for the reminder. :P

    Posted by Dave | May 22, 2011, 7:07 pm
  2. I love places like this—quaint little coffee shops. Those cupcakes look delicious. The sandwich reminds me of a panini, regardless it looks so good. A lot of the times places like this serve a great breakfast too. :-)

    Posted by Susie Gleeson | July 9, 2011, 1:25 pm
  3. @ Jetsetting Joyce

    I read your post 8 months ago, just before a long trip in Australia.

    And what’s the first place I went when I arrived in Fitzroy? The Newtown Social Club :-)

    I cannot recommend this place enough.

    Claire.

    Posted by Claire Smith | August 29, 2011, 7:35 pm
  4. What a great looking place, and lovely photos you’ve taken. Agree with Dave that the “It’s not the end of the world” sign is great too..

    Posted by Dave Redder | December 23, 2011, 5:07 am
  5. I like the all day breakfast type places. If you get up at 2:00 pm you can still have your favorite eggs!
    Thanks for the review!

    Posted by Makita
    Twitter: maddoglouie
    | February 25, 2012, 3:07 am

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