Restaurants

Good Times

Restaurant

The pasta spot where drawing on the table is encouraged. If that’s not your thing, the $9 pasta, $9 Negronis and $9 carafes of wine might be.

Citrus

Restaurant

This Sri Lankan restaurant is a Fitzroy North favourite. It has one of the best (and cheapest) buffets in Melbourne – regardless of cuisine.

Horn Please

Restaurant

The best Indian in Fitzroy North.

Moroccan Soup Bar

Restaurant

This Fitzroy North icon moved into a larger space in late 2020. It’s got the same classic menu filled with hearty, all-vegetarian soups, tagines and salads – but now, with six dining rooms, getting a table is a whole lot easier.

Just Falafs

Restaurant

The food here is no laughing matter.

Matteo's

Restaurant

Although the menu changes often at this neighbourhood restaurant, regulars keep coming back for the beautiful dining room, old-school Italian hospitality and extensive wine list.

Cafes

Dench Bakers

Cafe

This bakery has been a Fitzroy North Village since 2005. Its versatility is its greatest strength: the excellent sourdough is bolstered by a line-up that includes plenty of pastries and gluten-free cakes. Don't miss the hot cross buns at Easter-time.

Lagotto

Cafe

From the team behind Congress and Future Future, this cafe, grocer and wine bar is serving cacio e pepe eggs in the morning and locally made charcuterie by night, in a room full of mid-century design flourishes.

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Mary Miller

Cafe

Timeless neighbourhood simplicity on a residential corner.

Annoying Brother

Cafe

A less than bothersome, coffee-making brother.

North Island

Cafe

A simple, subtle aesthetic speaks worlds for the minimalist style at this neat cafe in North Fitzroy.

Mitte

Cafe

Despite the Germanic origins of its name, Mitte offers modern Australian breakfast cuisine with an epicurean flair.

Bars

Monty’s

Bar

Four old hands are behind this no-fuss bar, which is complete with ferns and a fireplace.

Neighbourhood Wine

Bar

The friendliest wine bar and restaurant in Fitzroy North.

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The Empress

Bar

A down-to-earth pub in Fitzroy North with one of the area's best beer gardens.

The Tramway Hotel

Bar

This backstreets local makes great burgers and stocks the right beers to drink with them.

LongPlay

Bar

Danish minimalism meets Italian wine bar. With a cinema.

Underwood Wine Bar

Bar

A locally focused wine and snack bar in Fitzroy North by sommelier Michael Underwood.

Shops

Public Wine Shop

Shop

Former sommelier Campbell Burton is behind this smart store, where 200 bottles of organic, sulphur-free wine rest in temperature controlled cabinets.

Blackhearts & Sparrows

Shop

A wine and craft beer purveyor with some of the most helpful, knowledgeable staff around.

Billy van Creamy Fitzroy North

Shop

This old-school ice-creamery is doing some decidedly new-school things. For starters, there's the killer line-up of vegan options. Then there's the fact that it's all organic and natural: no preservatives here. So grab a scoop and head over to Edinburgh Gardens nearby.

Strangeworld Records

Shop

Punk, post-punk, noise, metal and more.

Goldmine Records

Shop

Strike it rich at this inner north crate-digging institution.

Sister Studios

Shop

These Melbourne designers are doing it for themselves in a romantic new space, complete with arches, terrazzo floors and marble benches.