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Interior at Wild Timor
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Coburg area guide

The best restaurants, bars, shops and events in Coburg

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Welcome to Coburg: the land of falafels, prisons-turned-real-estate and the last remaining $2 coffees in Melbourne. The main drag is Bell Street which is dotted with an increasing number of dinky new cafés, which have sprung up to serve the flood of young, bicycle-and-music-enthusiasts who are heading north as Brunswick becomes increasingly gentrified. It's a good 'hood for pub fans too, boasting the Post Office and Woodlands Hotels, both institutions whose whip-smart menus and craft beers are worth riding the number 8 tram for.

Restaurants and bars in Coburg

North and Common

North and Common

  • 4 out of 5 stars

North and Common is dishing up a surprisingly elegant and interesting dining experience in the skeleton of an old prison cafeteria

The Woodlands Hotel

The Woodlands Hotel

  • 4 out of 5 stars

If you go down to the Woodlands today you’re sure of an ace pub curry

Brewdog Pentridge

Brewdog Pentridge

This new craft beer destination is set inside the historic Pentridge Prison, and boasts 20 craft beers on tap

Olivine

Olivine

Escape to Olivine: a smart, cosy wine bar nestled inside 170-year-old heritage listed walls

Wild Timor Coffee

Wild Timor Coffee

  • 4 out of 5 stars

Welcome to what might be Melbourne’s nicest café, run by four ex-peacekeepers from East Timor

More great venues in Coburg

Pentridge

Pentridge

A prison isn’t your usual tourist attraction, but Pentridge Prison is a critical part of Coburg’s identity; the suburb was even called Pentridge...

Hot Copper

Hot Copper

The vibe of Hot Copper, says tattooist Clare Hampshire, is “tropical greenhouse meets Scandinavian kitsch” – and you can find that out for...