A little bit of everything… at New Shop Magic Dollar @ 462-464

  Fantastic to see this large corner store filled once again – with excellent bright, bold orange signage that is easy to spot from the street! This store is a local’s haven for all the bits and pieces you might ever need. And as the store name implies, on only a few magic dollars! Easy […]


New to the street… The London Drum @ 128

Adding a little bit of British chic to Sydney Road Brunswick, the London Drum specializes in all things tea and coffee related – perfect to beat those winter chills. Refine your tea drinking style with beautiful tea cups and tea sets. This is the first time and family business for owner Kristy, a local who loves the area. Inspired by the […]


A new fusion: At Thyme Bakehouse and Cafe

Thyme Bakehouse and Café @871 This newly renovated building, with new apartments above, offers a unique and oh-so-Brunswick fusion : Italian AND Lebanese bakery! For the sweet tooth  – everything from Nutella doughnuts to traditional baklava. Not so sweet? They also offer gourmet wraps, Lebanese flat breads, pizzas and quality coffee – with vegetarian  and vegan options as well! Everything […]


Put on… some new dancing shoes…

Put on @ 604   Put on is a new shoe shop at the top of the hill – with a light, open feel and excellently  presented wares. Focusing on stylish and  comfortable casual shoes, the store also stocks shoes for evening wear, bridal and a  variety of small to large bags. With many of the shoes imported from […]


New to the street – Barber Black Sheep

Barber Black Sheep @149 A modern take on an age old tradition… Barber Black Sheep is a slick reincarnation of the relaxed barber shop vibe. Offering beer and banter in a retro fitted, saloon styled interior. The attitude is ‘no rush no fuss’ style of service. Hailing originally from Smith Street, Gus was seeking the ‘right space’, which he’s excited to have […]


Hear it from… The Source Bulk Foods Brunswick

The Source Bulk Foods Brunswick @ 112 The Source – Bulk Foods Brunswick offers a unique grocery shopping experience. Here you can weigh out your own grains, nuts, teas, flours, herbs, spices, you name it – in whatever quantity you desire! Heralding unbranded and unpackaged – this new business also ticks the green buyers box, reducing your weekly waste on packaging with each […]


The Phoenix: On the rise…

The Phoenix Bar & Restaurant @ 113. Revisiting and recreating the scene from many years ago, with set tables, white tablecloths and great service, this old classic has come to life again. Returning to one of its original names – Phoenix Hotel, it is great to see activity on the wider paved corner of Union […]


Joe Smalls comes to Sydney Road…

Joey Smalls Cantina @ 284 This cosy renovated bar and restaurant boasts architecturally inspired design that transforms this space into what one reviewer describes as “vibe central”. From the creators of the successful Chuckle  Park/Deli and New Guernica in the city, this lush venue, perched near Aldi, is sure to promise the same quirky and intimate space for Brunswickians to […]


Welcome to Anime Town…

   Anime Town @ 728 Bringing something new and unique – a store for the dedicated anime and manga fans out there! Anime Town has a fantastic range of scaled figures,gundams, neodorids – something for the hobbists and diehard fans alike.It also offers a painting booth service and spray paint guns. With a friendly and passionate owner, […]


Asas Perfumes on the hill…

  Asas Perfumes @ 654 Have you spotted Sydney Road Brunswick’s new perfumery at the top of the hill? YES, a perfumery in Sydney Road ! How’s that ? How amazing ! Asas Perfumes offers unique oriental perfumes, fragrances and essential oils from Dubai, with Arabian ‘oudh’ (which is really a popular ‘wood’ fragrance). They […]