The Best Coffee in Brunswick

We all know that Brunswick is one of Melbourne’s trendiest suburbs and for a variety of reasons, art, food, shops, bars, breweries and of course brunch. Us Melbournians do love a good avo smash with a poached egg on top, even if it does mean not being able to afford a home loan, that being said there is one other thing we consider more important than avo smash, coffee! So here is our pick of Brunswick’s best coffee shops.

Padre Coffee

Brunswick East’s very own Padre Coffee they have been roasting, brewing and selling coffee in our community since 2007. These days their coffee shop is located at 438-440 Lygon Street Brunswick East and their coffee roasting headquarters is located just across the street.

Padre Coffee Brunswick is the perfect venue to sample Padre’s coffee from single origin espresso to filter coffee blends, pair your coffee with some of the tasty baked goods they have on offer. Padre also runs regular workshops taking you through various methods of brewing coffee and they have a one-day coffee roasting course available.

Double Dutch Coffee Bar

For the best value coffee in town brewed by some very talented barista take a walk (or tram) up Lygon street passed the new apartments of Brunswick, the old factories, restaurants and eateries until you reach 255 Lygon St. What we love about Double Dutch is pairing their coffee with a toasty for just $5. Double Dutch opened after the new year with new owners and a new manager, so be sure to keep a look out for big things happening in 2019.

Neon Beatniks

For great coffee paired with equally top-notch food, then this suburban cafe hidden away on Glenlyon Road is the perfect brunch stop. Neon Beatniks are serving up nothing less than Symmetry coffee roasters beans. Their menu is inspired by a variety of cuisines from around the globe, from Italian inspired breakfast bruschetta with cherry tomatoes and basil to a Korean inspired Kimchi Bowl with sticky pork belly, yum!

Cafe Ray

This coffee house has been a favourite for Brunswick locals for years. The Victoria street cafe is inspired by all things Brunswick, street art, music and culture. They are brewing their coffee using Atomica coffee beans, Melbourne’s original boutique coffee roasters (and now one of the top Australian roasters).

Cafe Ray is a place to really soak up some of the culture of Brunswick. We recommend stopping by and sharing one of their wildly popular salads. Check out their specials board, order something tasty and enjoy.


This cafe is a relatively new kid on the Brunswick scene and it’s truly unique. Before we get to the coffee, we just have to highly how amazing this space is, designed by Splinter Society Architecture, it’s spacious and filled with green. They are roasting their own brand of coffee, Founder Coffee which is roasted with precision by multi-award winning coffee connoisseur and coffee roaster Anne Cooper.

Project281 coffee is a place for foodies, stop by enjoy their menu and especially their dessert but take a moment to appreciate the love that has been put into their coffee.

Brunswick is one of Melbourne’s most vibrant inner city suburbs, it has a rich history but in more recent times has transformed into a hub of multicultural, arts, music and food. Younger residence grabbing a coffee to go and taking advantage of the convenient public transport and distance from the CBD to attend studies and work, while new developments in Brunswick and apartment living in Brunswick has made it affordable for first home buyers and young families to live in this vibrant inner city suburb.

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