Where do urban-chic eateries, quirky hidden gems, convenient city transport lines, and eclectic arthouse vibes collide? In Melbourne’s northern suburb of Brunswick, of course. Step just outside of the city and delve into the unassumingly cool heart of this gritty-come-classy suburb.Learn MOre
SOLARINO HOUSE PICKS
RMIT University Brunswick
The University of Melbourne
Brunswick Myotherapy & Recovery Clinic
Brunswick Family Dental Surgery
John Fawkner Private Hospital (Emergency)
The Royal Children's Hospital, Parkville
The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville
Anstey Street Train Station
Albion Street/Sydney Road Tram Stop 26
Brunswick Dry Cleaners
Supa IGA & Liquor
FOOD & BEV
Neruda's South American
For Change Café
War Park Playground
Northcote Public Golf Course
Moonee Valley Racecourse
Queen Victoria Market
Ever heard of Chifa cuisine? It's a fresh fusion of Chinese Cantonese and Peruvian delicacies, and it's what our on-site eatery Casa Chino is all about. Tuck into traditional-meets-modern dishes like black beans cazuelita, Fremantle octopus papas, and spicy sichuan noodles, all in a lush light-filled setting.
Grab a drink and catch a live show at the thrumming Bar Oussou. A visit to this most iconic of Brunswick bars will have you living just like the locals, with eclectic arthouse vibes, dimly-lit and ultra-cosy bar tables, and some of the best local music and spoken word acts around.
When it comes to Brunswick cafés, ONA Coffee takes the cake. This flagship outlet serves up Australia's specialty roasts of the same name. With additional cafés in Sydney and Canberra, ONA is well-versed in the art of crafting exceptional coffee.
Dine on Brunswick's finest Italian cuisine at 400 Gradi, a *chef's kiss* upscale restaurant with a dazzling streak of moody Melbourne decor. Feast on authentic wood-fired pizza, handmade pasta, moreish antipasti, and a simply exquisite wine and cocktail list.
Wondering what to do in Brunswick? Nestled in the heart of Parkville's lush Royal Park, the Melbourne Zoo is home to some of the world's most incredible animals, enclosures, and wildlife experiences. See koalas and elephants, monkeys and gorillas, and even kip under the stars with their after-hours overnight package.
On the hunt for a good pub feed in Melbourne? Make a dash to Edinburgh Castle, Brunswick's longest-standing pub and a must-visit haven for everything craft beer, gastro pub eats, and quintessentially Melbourne grungy-cool decor.
Curb your cravings at the always-fresh and divinely-scented A1 Bakery. Touted as Melbourne's original Lebanese bakery, A1 serves up the most delicious pita, bread (khobz), Lebanese pizza, and Mediterranean delicacies baked fresh every morning. Pair your findings with their housemade meze dips, falafel, and kibbie (deep-fried lamb meatballs) for some seriously good tucker.
After-work drinks, weekend lunches, and nighttime festivities are all on the table at Alchemy Brewing. Step into this industrial-chic converted warehouse and discover a premium craft brewery, bar, and restaurant. Spacious and overflowing with good times, Alchemy is sure to become your watering hole during your stay.
Queen Victoria Market
An establishment that needs no introduction, the Queen Victoria Market is conveniently close to Solarino House and is sure to become a much-visited hotspot during your travels. This award-winning market is steeped in history (it opened in 1878!) and boasts endless stalls from gourmet produce and specialty grocers to designer clothes and homewares.