Located only a 20-minute drive from Melbourne’s CBD and an easy No 19 tram ride up iconic Sydney Road - Melbourne’s longest continuous shopping strip – Coburg, like Brunswick, is fast becoming the place to while away the weekend hours. This once-quiet northern suburb is become increasingly trendy with international cuisine, authentic suburban nature trails, family fun and cultural experiences – like the transformed Pentridge precinct - to tempt.
Discover Sydney Road
From the historic Coburg Drums Hotel to the extraordinary Post Office Hotel which boasts upmarket pub-style food, live music and its very own onsite brewery, Sydney Road Coburg is a great place to indulge and pub crawl in Melbourne’s northern suburbs.
Divisions Gallery at Pentridge
Situated within the bluestone walls of the transformed Pentridge Prison lifestyle precinct, Divisions Gallery is a new art space that draws on the history of the site with a side of contemporary design. The Gallery is dedicated to showcasing the work of the Pentridge Studios resident artists and is well worth a visit.
Food, Glorious Food
Quaint takeaway food outlets with Italian, Greek and Turkish fare are also a massive coup for Coburg with his rich European history and culture. Purchase uncooked handmade gnocchi and freshly made pasta from Gnoccheria Coburg or try the delicious traditional and modern Italian cakes and desserts from Trivelli Pasticceria. No visit to Tivelli is complete without a cannoli (or two)!
Coburg’s Farmer’s Market
For true foodies, Coburg Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 8am to 1pm at Coburg Primary School. Showcasing a wonderful array of more than 30 Victorian producers and small food businesses, this local family-fun market embodies the vibrant Coburg community spirit and draws visitors from near and far.
Nothing beats the feel of grass between your toes and Coburg Lake Reserve offers a great variety of family-friendly activities including picnicking, playgrounds, barbecue facilities, walking and bike paths and nature play… all set in a beautiful heritage setting overlooking Coburg Lake.
Drive-In for a Great Night Out
For a night of good old-fashioned movie fun, the Village Cinemas Coburg Drive-In is a must and is one of only four suburban drive-ins still operating in Victoria. Step back in time and check out the latest blockbusters projected onto the huge 33-metre wide screens, with sound picked up through your car's FM stereo broadcast for an authentic drive-in cinema experience.
Stay and Play
Close to Melbourne’s CBD, yet far from ordinary, Adina Apartment Hotel Pentridge Melbourne has been completely reimagined from its Victorian origins. Currently hidden behind the bluestone walls of the former Pentridge prison, the hotel will offer apartment-style hotel accommodation in Coburg’s newest lifestyle precinct when it opens next February.