The bohemian capital of Melbourne. Fitzroy was once a rough area. Those who love noise, socialising and action belong here. Fitzroy is a temple to the boho, bookish, creative, arty, and to the politically astute.
A popular arty chair
Brunswick and Gertrude Streets attract both locals and visitors to Melbourne who love shopping for themselves. You can easily spend a few hours along Brunswick Street. When you're here, you definitely want a coffee of some description. The area is much cleaner than what it once was. On weekends, Brunswick Street is naturally crowded.
Bike lovers paradise too
What Fitzroy is known most for:
The best place to buy items for the home in Melbourne
The best place to buy books
The ultimate catch up spot
The Australian Catholic University (Patrick Campus)
Natural therapies colleges
An artists garden
Who lives in Fitzroy:
The majority of young people under the age of 44
The bins are decorated by the brains trust now too
More warehouse converted apartments are found here. Otherwise Fitzroy is home to Victorian terrace homes and workers cottages.
All hip and happening
Vibe: Let's talk politics and art over coffee, and bohemian like you.
If Fitzroy was a food it would be: Salad and a latte.
Chocolate lovers heaven as well
If Fitzroy was a cartoon character it would be: Felix The Cat.
If Fitzroy was a shoe it would be: Dr Martens boots, and black boots that go over a pair of skinny blue jeans.
Bohemian like you
Parking: Can be a challenge. Avoid parking on Brunswick Street like the plague. Best to try the back streets.
Transport: Within walking distance from the city. Otherwise tram route 112 takes you through popular Brunswick Street. Tram route 96 takes you to glimpses of this area.
Lunch at The Vegie Bar is a popular Brunswick Street past time
Distance from the CBD: 2km
Melbourne Food Lovers
Nearby areas: Collingwood, North Fitzroy, Clifton Hill, Carlton and East Melbourne.