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Exterior at East Brunswick Hotel
Photograph: Graham DenholmEast Brunswick Hotel

Brunswick East area guide

The best restaurants, bars, shops and events in Brunswick East

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Grungy Brunswick East is a natural home for young professionals, students and artists alike. Drawcards include the CERES Environmental Park, markets, cultish café Pope Joan and bar-worth-travelling-for, The Alderman.

Brunswick East highlights

The best restaurants in Brunswick East

Etta

Etta

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • price 2 of 4

This contemporary neighbourhood restaurant is at the height of its powers, offering faultless fare and a drinks list that dazzles every time

Wild Life Bakery

Wild Life Bakery

  • 5 out of 5 stars

Worship at this temple of sourdough where your daily bread borders on the divine

Teta Mona

Teta Mona

  • 4 out of 5 stars

This Lebanese restaurant is hammering out the classics with a lot of wins for vegans

Bar Idda

Bar Idda

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • price 1 of 4

Meet the Italian restaurant on Lygon Street you won’t want to bypass

The best bars in Brunswick East

The Alderman

The Alderman

  • 5 out of 5 stars

This quirky little bar is a picture of perfection

Brunswick Aces Bar

Brunswick Aces Bar

Want to spend your night at a bar and wake up fresh as a daisy? This is the place for you

The East Brunswick Hotel

The East Brunswick Hotel

The reopening of this Lygon Street pub is a win for locals, but don't expect the grungy venue of old

The Wood Samaritan

The Wood Samaritan

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • price 1 of 4

Canadian camaraderie and clamato juice warm the soul at this cosy neighbourhood bar

More great venues in Brunswick East

Northcote Pottery Supplies

Northcote Pottery Supplies

Northcote Pottery Supplies is the go-to spot for pottery pros to buy material like clay, glazes, and tools, but they also offer short courses and workshops....

CERES Community Environment Park

CERES Community Environment Park

North of the city, this Brunswick haven includes a small vegetable farm, chook pen, permaculture and bush nursery and community kitchen in the park...

East Brunswick Village

East Brunswick Village

This village-style apartment building in Melbourne's inner north is also an urban community hub

The Wool Mill

The Wool Mill

One of Melbourne's oldest wool mills has been transformed into a light-filled events space perfect for weddings

What's on in Brunswick East

CERES Festival of Flowers

CERES Festival of Flowers

Spend a Saturday morning picking your own bouquet of fresh blooms to take home at this charming community garden

Brunswick East