Best Cafes in Brunswick East

Updated 3 weeks ago


  • The Padre outlet that birthed a small empire.

  • Huw Murdoch's fantastic slow-fermented sourdough loaves are well worth picking up to bring home, but we recommend heading to Wild Life for a meal if you can. Inside this striking converted warehouse, you'll find a mostly vegetarian menu where toasties are the heroes.

  • This cafe is named after the 1985 Hüsker Dü album, but it's closer to laid-back folk than angst-ridden punk.

  • From the ladies at Rosamond and Mixed Business.

  • Post up on a bench seat for kaya (coconut jam) squiggled on toast, espresso banana bread and espressos brewed on one of three machines – not from Italy, but from Silicon Valley.

  • Imbued with decades of Brunswick’s history and character.

  • A down-to-earth cafe that's been around for more than a decade.

  • This cafe has beautiful bones (think soaring ceilings and arched windows) and a globetrotting menu. Find Turkish eggs, Japanese omurice and a pour-over station for coffee lovers.

  • Book it to this French and Korean bakery to get your hands on Korean honey cookies, pretzel baguettes and a peanut butter bread-inspired pastry from a trio of pastry chefs.

  • Suntop Plaza is the cosy beach town cafe away from the beach. Here the team serves poached chicken sandwiches with salsa verde, fruit-forward bakes and classic drinks.