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Melbourne Suburbs to Visit: Fitzroy

Trinity College Foundation Studies

Tue Aug 29 2017


Ever been bored on a weekend and you just don’t know what to do? For a day, try and take your mind off things by visiting one of Melbourne’s hippest suburb, Fitzroy.

Getting there

To explore Fitzroy, the easiest way is to take tram 11 from Parliament Station heading towards west Preston and then stop at Johnston Street.

Lune Croissant

Croissants from Lune. Photo by Jessica Felise

Upon arriving, start your day at Lune Croissant. This place has, by far, the best croissants that we’ve tasted in Melbourne. You will find that their chocolate, lemon, and almond croissants truly tastes like magic to your tastebuds.

But a little tip — come a little early to avoid the ridiculous queue, especially on weekends!

Location: 119 Rose St, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Opening Hours: Monday, Thursday, Friday from 7.30am, Saturday & Sunday from 8.00am

Rose Street Market

The Rose Street Market | Photo by Cyan Liang

Once you’re filled with filled with croissants, continue your journey by going to the Rose Street Market and discover some of Melbourne’s amazing local talents. Paintings, clay sculptures, garments, as well as jewelries are sold here and lovingly created by independent Melbourne designers.

Do be careful though as the beautiful artworks here can tempt you to empty your wallets!

Location: 60 Rose St, Fitzroy
Opening Hours: Saturday & Sunday: 11.00am – 5.00pm

Hares & Hyenas

Hares & Hyenas | Photo by Jessica Felise

Do you love reading? If you do, Hares & Hyenas is the place to go! Located on 63 Johnston Street, Hares & Hyenas is a bookstore with various kinds of books and artworks for the queer community.

With its retro style decoration and quiet environment and access to its literature and art, coming here is an absolute delight! Apart from that, you can also enjoy a cup of coffee in the store as this is a perfect place to just sit down and have a break.

Location: 63 Johnston St, Fitzroy
Opening Hours: Monday – Wednesday: 9.00am – 6.30pm, Thursday & Friday: 9.00am – 7.00pm, Saturday: 10.00am – 6.30pm, Sunday: 11.30am – 6.30pm

Sir Charles

Sir Charles cafe | Photo by Lincoln Ju

After visiting many places around the suburb, you’ll probably begin to get a bit peckish again. Sir Charles is one option you may want to consider for good food and good coffee.

When you open the door, it won’t just be the aroma of coffee that’ll stun you. Its minimalist design will surely amaze as will its dining options. If the weather is cold, order a cup of hot chocolate to warm up and get some delicious and photogenic dishes. One dish we highly recommend is the salmon benedict which includes poached eggs with smoked cured salmon. That alone could give you enough energy to continue exploring as the portion is quite big.

Enjoy the sights and tastes of Sir Charles but first don’t forget to post pictures of the food!

Location: 121 Johnston St, Fitzroy
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday: 7.00am – 4.00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 8.00am – 4.00pm

Graffiti in Fitzroy

Photo by Cyan Liang

Again, take out your camera! The graffiti art in Fitzroy turns the suburb into an outdoor art gallery. A walk around the suburb will no doubt give you plenty of encounters with Fitzroy’s impressive art on the streets.

You may even feel inspired and become an artist after immersing yourself in the suburb’s art!

Edinburgh Gardens

Edinburgh Garden | Photo by Lincoln Ju

The last trip for the day is the Edinburgh Gardens. You can lie on the grass under the sunlight and enjoy a quiet moment for yourself. Or maybe you can bring along some friends to play basketball and tennis with.

This garden is ideal for a picnic so we recommend you to have a picnic here with your friends or that special someone.

Location: Alfred Cres, Fitzroy North

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