Brunswick Cafe Scene
Brunswick has long had a reputation for being ahead of the game in terms of cultural diversity and it has been a mecca for foodies for decades. Styles change and the nationalities shift, but Brunswick still has some of the finest eateries in Melbourne. Here’s a few of our favourites.
This bustling café is highly regarded for its friendly and efficient service. The menu offers a variety of delicious foods and the café caters for customers seeking vegan, and gluten and dairy free options. The size of the café makes it a popular meeting place for mums with prams. The real attraction is the coffee, roasted on site, and the baristas make coffee-making into a real art form. Coffee lovers keep returning to Code Black, which is a great recommendation.
This one has been around long enough to be called a Brunswick institution, but it is still going strong. Choukette is known for its wonderful cuisine – in the words of the menu: “a little piece of France close to you”. Quiches, croissants and cakes are very popular but the menu also features savoury dishes and pies. There are vegan and gluten free options, and for those really seeking a French experience, you can arrange French lessons! As you would expect, the ambiance is decidedly French, and the service is efficient and with a smile.
A very popular breakfast spot, this café is also licensed, making it a great place for a relaxed lunch with family and friends. The extensive menu provides vegan and gluten free options and the kids’ menu makes it a popular family venue. Their home made fresh juices are an extremely popular choice. The weekends are always busy at Miss Marmalade; a weekday visit will give you more time to relax and enjoy the ambiance.
Not the trendiest or catchiest of names, but this café is another Brunswick institution. It highlights the diversity of Brunswick, that this is a little slice of Lebanon, and the menu offers a wonderful array of Lebanese dishes. The pizzas – manoushe – are a specialty and among the most popular items but you will find many other delicious choices if pizza is not your fancy. The service is always friendly and, even in the busiest of times, the wait is not too long.