The Areas of Sydney Road

Jewell

Where is it?

  • Jewell station is just past Brunswick Road, on the Upfield line. This area also includes Barkly Square, which is a ‘hardtop’ shopping centre, with 45 shops, on the Eastern side.

What’s it like?

  • A mix of retail shops and supermarkets, but encompassing designer fashion boutiques, cool cafes and some iconic Brunswick pubs. Possibly regarded as the hipster zone of Sydney Road, you can peruse the quaint and eclectic shops.
  • There’s also a great range of restaurants – from Japanese to Italian and Vietnamese modern fusion – so take your pick when choosing where to dine out here.

What are the highlights?


Brunswick

Where is it?

  • Brunswick station is between Albert & Victoria Streets.

What’s it like?

  • Busy and bustling, Brunswick precinct is the place to head to go to the bank, post office and supermarket by day but also has a dual identity as a key Melbournian night spot, jammed full of eateries and pubs a-plenty.

What are the highlights?


Anstey

Where is it?

  • Anstey station is on Albion Street, where this section has become known as the ‘hill’.

What’s it like?

  • This area hosts Melbourne’s biggest bridal and wedding shopping destinations – where glamour, glitz and gowns are the order of the day. There are over 120 shops catering for weddings, formal occasions, christenings and more, including stationery, flowers, hand-made shoes and wedding attire for the whole party.
  • Head up the hill for Turkish sweetmeats and pastries, Lebanese breads and Pakistani curries from the multi-cultural melting pot of cuisines and flavours.
  • Brunswick Market is also located between Florence and Williams Street and hosts a big fruit & veg stall, 2 meat counters, specialty chicken shop and a multitude of other stalls where you can pick up a bargain or two.

What are the highlights?

  • Bridal stores such as Raffaele Ciuca, Croce & Colisimo and Bonita, are just some of the high-end couture labels on offer, alongside more affordable options and boutique brands. There really is something for everyone here.
  • Pop into Sparta Place, just off Sydney Road for a lovely range of independent gift stores and shops with a unique and creative twist.
  • Food-wise, be sure to check out the Lebanese delights at A1 Bakery, Tiba’s, as well as the famous Turkish restaurant Alasya.
  • A couple of Bars bring life at night, with Bar Oussou presenting a magnitude of local and cultural beats and a cosy chilled beer garden, head to Biff Tannin’s wine bar or The Edinburgh Castle Hotel which offers a family friendly environment, with an authentic, local feel.

Moreland

Where is it?

  • Moreland station is located on Moreland Road and ends the Sydney Road Brunswick border.

What’s it like?

  • Another multi-cultural hub of activity, this area is speedily developing, with plenty of Middle Eastern products, eateries and ostentatious jewellery shops.
  • Moreland is a great place to go for the cheaper and alternative smaller supermarkets, with copious Indian grocery shops, where you can get the genuine products and added advice.  A few new local cafes and takeaway joints in there too.
  • There’s also a range of tyre, car stereo and motorbike stores and garages, so head up there for repairs, maintenance and motorbike purchases galore.

What are the highlights?

  • Northside Harley-Davidson is a go-to place for motorbike enthusiasts, which presents itself as a gallery, not to be missed.
  • Bargain hunters should head for the large Salvos store with a shoe factory outlet and party supply shop.
  • The nightlife is a variation of aromas from Pakistani and Indian restaurants but also hosts several  Shisha lounges to chill in.
  • Health services are plentiful with Back in Motion Physio establishment and National Hearing Care.