A moodily lit diner that hits all the right notes, with a big hit of nostalgia. Slide into a cushy booth for a glossy pepperoni pizza – or a culture-crossing mortadella and pineapple. Then bring a round of Negronis to the pool table.
The sisters behind this neighbourly spot grew nearby, and now serve up pastries, coffee and take-home goods from their favourite local suppliers. Expect house-made chai, cinnamon twists and Mediterranean dips.
This Coburg cake shop has been baking cakes and piping cannoli since 1965. Visit for those, and the huose *cartocci*: doughy yet light Italian doughnuts coated in sugar and filled with a fluffy custard-and-ricotta cream.
This neighbourhood wine bar isn’t just a special-occasion spot. Stop by the casual front bar for mostly Victorian wines, the chef’s table for Euro-leaning snacks, or the stocked pantry for a bottle to go.
The Scottish craft-beer brand found a home in Coburg’s historic Pentridge Prison. Head to the beer garden – set in a former prison yard – or the taproom in a grand old bluestone building. Find Australian-exclusive brews, sticky-glazed chicken wings and a full plant-based menu.
At this art deco pub, you’re just as likely to catch scruffy rockers playing in the front bar as you are a bijou wedding in the gorgeous dining hall. This place is a beautiful mixed bag, just like Coburg itself. If you’re eating here, expect elegant pub dishes and a specials board devoted to gnocchi.