Melbourne: Sydney Road Eats
Get there: Sydney Road, Brunswick – Catch the tram
Hours:Every day ’til late
Taste every flavour of the Eastern Rainbow along this bustling and dilapidated slice of Melbourne. The whole Brunswick/Coburg area has always been a haven for new immigrants as its close-but-not-close-enough-to-the-city location is cheap as chips and easily accessible. Although you will still find a touch of their legacy floating around, the days of the Greek and Italian reign are well and truly over; now the Turkish and Lebanese reign supreme and with legit natives come legit delicious feeds. Take the #19 tram from the city towards North Coburg, get off at Brunswick Road and take a stroll down Sydney road. The stretch of culinary delights lasts for 2.5 km all the way to Moreland Rd. The further north you get, the cheaper the food is. Take note of these few totally random and delicious places to pop into. At number 260 on the right hand side of the road you will find a kebab shop in a trailer pulled up in an abandoned car park. 377 on the left is home to Global Café, full of fried goodness, bureks, weird yoghurty drinks and an extravagant grand staircase which leads to nowhere. Tiba’s Lebenese at 510 is always a full house and gives a more gourmet spin on the orignal kebab shop (don’t bring any booze here, halal rules etc.) At 607, Tibet’s bakery is a traditionally fitted out desert heaven. And so on. And so on. Really the options are endless. Take a stroll and find that perfect stingy meal for yourself.