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Localise the Love this Festive Season

Whether you’re a local or a lover from afar – we’re calling on you to Localise the Love by supporting Sydney Road Brunswick, and our many businesses, in the lead up to the festive season.

Whether it’s the barista for your morning brew, your nail tech, your favourite clothing store, small maker, local grocer, local eatery, venue, or pharmacy – the people behind the counter are a community that would love your support.

Earlier this year Sydney Road Brunswick asked its community close by and far away, which business they loved most and why. The results came from as far as Darwin and the reasons people were voting was clear – a sense of community, of friendliness, and of connection. Here’s just some of the 80+ responses received!

Sydney Road Brunswick BusinessWhy you love them!

Peter’s love for Scavengers
Scavenger’s is a hidden treasure waiting to be explored. I love this business for its variety and discontinued lines waiting to be discovered. Here-Here!
Anya’s love for Eve StudioEve is an amazing place to work out. With options like dance, yoga and HIIT, it caters to any mood. The studio is super welcoming and is my second home.
Faye’s love for Volaris MusicFriendly and knowledgeable staff who share their passion for music with customers and the community. Their music teachers are wonderfully encouraging for all ages.
Emm’s love for That Paper Joint
Max, Zoe and Franky are the bestest! Their place is fun creative and cozy! Everyone should visit!
Sahra’s love for La PoubelleBeing up on the first floor gets you away from the hustle and bustle and into Beau’s perfectly serene space.
Alison’s love for GloriaA friendly smile awaits. They know my name. They know my order. The coffee’s great. The passionfruit slice is divine. I always feel welcome.
Grace’s love for Asylum Seeker Welcome CentrePeople are always welcoming and encouraging visitors to participate in sewing or helping others. Donations of fabric are always accepted with a smile.
Lex’s love for BascoLovely food, customer service & great vibe! The owner is also lovely!
Oliver’s love for Anne's Discount FabricsThis store is the saviour for fashion students (RMIT Brunswick Campus) who forget material. They don't miss, quality, variety and service is top notch.
Flora’s love for Pantheon CakesPantheon offers quality continental cakes, and traditional and hospitable service, that harks back to the seventies when Sydney Road began embracing its new multicultural community.
Elisabeth’s love for Brunswick BoundBrunswick Bound has a great range of books and other bits and pieces - cards, games, wrapping paper and little gadgets. Friendly staff too. It's my favourite place for books and gifts.
Sam’s love for Smoke N VapeGreat staff, amazing range of products that are reasonably priced, great location, easily accessible and great opening hours.
Chaithanya’s love for ChouketteChoukette is my Cheers. Not only do they ply everyone with gorgeous coffee and mouth-watering pastries, they are the friendliest and kindest bunch around. Also, they have a pay it forward scheme, making the world better one cup of coffee at a time.
David’s love for A1 BakeryWe already moved to Richmond for almost 1.5 years, but we always come to A1 every Sunday. We love every bakery and hummus they have!
Marcella’s love for Brunswick Betta HealthLost count of the amount of times they've helped our family. The genuine love and care over 20+ years. So grateful for them!
Rory’s love for Billy Van CreamyTheir ice cream is absolutely incredible, especially their cookies and cream. It’s also Gluten Free!
Mellissa’s love for ArborGorgeous female-led small business with the best female independent jewellers Melbourne has to offer. Simply stunning service and incredibly kind staff.
Yoke-Fun’s love for Tiba's RestaurantOmg the meat skewers, tahini, rice, bread chips ... so yum. Delicious, spark joy big time and great value. Wonderful friendly speedy service.
Douha’s love for Cheaper Buy MilesI love discovering cool grocery bargains, while also fighting food waste. It's an absolute trove of vegan products too - just like treasure hunting for grown-ups!

*responses gained under incentive.

DISCOVER AND LOVE... Regardless of your needs and wants this festive season, Sydney Road Brunswick has it and more!
Food, Drink & Fun
It’s a well-known fact that Sydney Road in Brunswick is the cultural melting pot of Melbourne. A true indication of the rich diversity on offer at Sydney Road Brunswick is through the more than 150 businesses that fall under the food, drink and fun category.

You could experience something new and exciting every week of the year simply by exploring the many bars, pubs, nightclubs, bakeries, cafes, restaurants, takeaways, live music venues, comedy nights and art galleries that make Sydney Road not only rich in tradition but also progressive and thought-provoking.

Download our popular Eating & Venue Guide here
Experience diverse and exotic foods, clothing, gifts and lifestyles … sample the flavours and hear the beat of urban life.

Download our much-loved Secondhand & Vintage Guide here
Explore our diverse retail offering here
Business Services
Not only does Sydney Road Brunswick have a range of well-known professional and health services, but it also houses a vast array of independent, well-established, and family-run businesses. Many having longstanding links to our community.
With so many experts in one location, Sydney Road Brunswick is the go-to for the best in care, advice, and assistance.

Download our resourceful Business & Health Services Guide here
Sydney Road Brunswick houses the most comprehensive bridal precinct in Melbourne, with a variety of shops and services dedicated to making your perfect day everything you ever desired.

Download our comprehensive Bridal & Wedding Guide here