Pull up a wooden crate or a designer chair and join Brunswick locals hopping from one newly-opened cafe to the next, switching to bars toward evening before patronising a hip eatery for a late meal.

There’s plenty of choice in Brunswick, with edgy, high quality bars, restaurants and cafes seemingly opening weekly on Lygon Street, Sydney Road, Nicholson Street and everywhere in between.

Like every good inner city suburb there’s an indie sensibility about the art scene in Brunswick. See into Brunswick’s creative heart at Tinning Street, Death be Kind or upstairs at the Alderman. The lines between commerce and art blur at places like at Brunswick Bound with its arty books, music and film, modern design at Five Boroughs, exhibition-esque pieces for purchase from Mr Kitly, and curated fashion at Monk House Design. Make your own works of art at Harvest.

See evidence of Brunswick’s position as a destination for generations of migrants at the veritable atlas of Mediterranean shops and Arabic eateries, mostly along Sydney Road. Stock up on pasta and porcini at Mediterranean Wholesalers and stuff yourself silly at Middle Easter bakeries like A1. Taste modernised flavours at hotspots like Rumi and Mankoushé.

Brunswick is about six kilometres from Melbourne’s city centre and is easily accessed by public transport.

Quick Facts

Brunswick is a suburb of Melbourne in Victoria. It is located approximately 5kms from the capital Melbourne covering an area of 4.984 square kilometres. Brunswick has a recorded population of 24473 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Daylight Time zone Australia/Melbourne.

If you are planning a visit to Brunswick we’ve put together some of the things nearby that you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Brunswick and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.