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Top 10 Brunswick Street Cafes

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by Geoff Edlund (subscribe)
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Published May 8th 2013
Brunswick Street Cafes to brag about
Brunswick Street Fitzroy has an amazing range of cafes, bars, and restaurants to choose from. It is sometimes too difficult to know where to stop off for that quick coffee with friends or a snack. Some cafes are even open later in the evening for a cheeky glass of wine and antipasto. The Top 10 below all do great coffee, offer an interesting menu, and hire staff that have a strong focus on customer service.

Brunswick Street Fitzroy at Night
Brunswick Street Fitzroy at Night


1. Marios Cafe

Marios Cafe is at 303 Brunswick Street Fitzory. Signature dishes include the caramelised peach and pistachio pancakes with double cream, and the gnochhi with pancetta, peas, basil, tomato and shaved permesan. Coffee has been a passion for over 25 years, and they mix their own blend that is popular with the locals. Enquiries: (03) 9417 3343.

2. Gutz Cafe

This cafe is at 221 Brunswick Street and has a focus on great coffee and modern Australian cuisine. Expect wild berry pancakes, chicken paninis and strong coffees. Enquiries: (03) 9417 2407

3. Cafe Umago

Cafe Umago is at 171 Brunswick Street and is a blend of Australian and Italian dining. This is reflected in dishes such as the meatballs with feta, and the garlic cheese pizza. They are also open later in the evening, if you are out for a fun night with friends. Enquiries: (03) 9417 4664.

4. Red Tongue Cafe

Red Tongue Cafe is at 275 Brunswick Street, and has seating outside for a sunny day. They focus on gourmet pizzas, and top notch coffee and teas. There is also an extensive beer, wine, and cocktail menu. A pleasant place to sit and enjoy your coffee and treat, or takeaway. Catering services are also available. Enquiries: (03) 9415 9244.

5. Atomica Caffe

Atomica is at 268 Brunswick Street about a block south of Johnston Street. It has been open since 1996 and uses high quality Arabica beans to create a superior coffee. Enquiries: (03) 9486 3008.

6. Cafe Nova

If you love chocolate cake, sticky date pudding, and strong coffee, then Cafe Nova at 307 Brunswick Street is your place. This cafe is also family friendly, and is open later than most on the strip. Enquiries: (03) 9419 5953.

7. The Fitz Cafe

The Fitz Cafe is at the south east corner of Brunswick and Kerr Streets. They serve breakfast till 4pm so you can enjoy scrambled eggs and bacon after a big night out. Lunch is a bit more upmarket with smoked salmon, duck and chorizo penne, and kangaroo salad. They are even open for dinner and have a pleasing wine list. Enquiries: (03) 9417 5794.

8. Babka Bakery Cafe

Babka is a favourite local haunt, with great Russian baking, and a selection of sweet delights. They are at 358 Brunswick Street, and even though there will be a queue, it is worth sticking it out. Enquiries: (03) 9416 0091.

9. Alchemist Bar Cafe

The Alchemist Bar and Cafe is at 361 Brunswick Street and has a cosy, plush and welcoming interior. This is more of a cocktail bar than a cafe, but it still feels intimate and is a great place to start an evening in Fitzroy.

10. Bear Cafe

Bear Cafe is at 439 Brunswick Street Fitzroy, and they also do well needed coffee deliveries within the area. Enquiries: (03) 04 14 507 635.
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Why? Authentic coffee, great food, and a cool crowd.
Where: Brunswick Street, Fitzroy.
Cost: $5 to $20.
Your Comment
Yes. Lots of great cafes but are any of them doing Suspended Coffees???
by Mel (score: 0|8) 2351 days ago
Babka - best lemon tart in Melbourne :-)
by Izzsw (score: 0|2) 2350 days ago
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