Carlton North is the most charming of suburbs, with leafy roads, cafes and grocers with top-notch produce, and some great old-fashioned boozers. It's in stark contrast to the frantic hustle of Lygon Street in Carlton itself.
Carlton North area guide
The best restaurants, bars, shops and events in Carlton North
The best restaurants in Carlton North
With its uber German name, Florian is the latest café to call Carlton North's Rathdowne Village home. The brainchild of owners and friends Dom...
Henry Sugar is the dessert bar turned restaurant/bar that is winning over Melbourne’s northside, one serve of parmesan ice-cream at a time
Natural Tucker Bakery
Hop off the Capitol City (bike) Trail to refuel at the Natural Tucker Bakery
The best bars in Carlton North
Wine bars might be appearing on all fronts right now, but Gerald’s is the true battle-tested, five-star general
Great Northern Hotel
It plays with heart for the footy and craft beer fans of the North
Much like the principality it’s named after, this casual wine bar is occupies a space between France and Spain and is gorgeous to visit
Other great venues in Carlton North
Home to the Carlton Football Club, Princes Park has tennis courts, soccer fields and a stack of exercise stations around a 3.2 km long running track.
The Little Bookroom (Carlton)
Bookshops are magical places, and the Little Bookroom is a fine example of providing that magic to adults and children alike. Stocking everything from...