Spending the day on Brunswick street? In the mood for treating yourself (again)? No matter what day you’re there, we’ve got you covered on the must have spots that won’t break the bank.
Monday > The Fitz
347 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
The Fitz softens the blow of your Monday morning whether you’re running in to grab a $10 BLT and coffee before a morning of meetings; or treating yourself to the $19 honeycomb waffles complete with a mountain of Nutella after a big weekend, they’ve got you covered. Serving you breakfast, lunch and dinner, you’ll find yourself coming back each week for another taste of their delish menu. You could be gearing up for a big week, or powering down after a big day, The Fitz is your perfect new spot to indulge yourself and brighten even the bluest of Mondays.
Tuesday > Blonde food + drink
443 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
Tuesdays are for when your inner health guru kicks in, and that’s why you should be heading down to Blonde food + Drink. Being healthy never looked or tasted so good. From their incredible avo toast that is unlike any other in Melbourne, to their $14.50 acai and granola that is as incredible in your mouth as it looks on Instagram. Don’t worry though; still feeling a little indulgent? Their $17 eggs benny will satisfy all your cravings. Boasting an array of drinks including batch brews, turmeric lattes and mango smoothies, clean eating was never so easy, or so delicious.
Wednesday > Rice Paper Scissors
307 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
What hump day is not made better by Vietnamese? Rice Paper Scissors is the perfect mid week stop. Whether you’re continuing your health kick with a round of $14 Asian Greens or pretending to share a $15 two piece pork bao; Rice Paper Scissors is the perfect dinner spot to make you forget the weekend is still two days away; and with a heap of smaller plates made to share, this is the perfect place to bring that new Tinder date you’ve been trying to impress. And if you need a bit more of a kick this week, the $13 Thai Sangria is ready and waiting for you, or maybe go the daily $13 mystery cocktail special, if you dare. No matter what you order, you’ll be coming back for more.
Thursday > Stagger Lees
276 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
When your week is dragging on, your Thursday isn’t a Friday and peppermint tea just isn’t going to cut it this morning, you know it’s time to head to Stagger Lees. The brunch spot hits all the right notes and caters to everybody, so you and your vego friend can go enjoy together, minus any menu drama or complicated order changes. With creative names for each delicious option; (the $14 Caveman Granola being a personal favourite) the only issue you’ll face is having to select just one thing! Whether you’re sitting at a bench seat with your eggs and a side of people watching or sitting outdoors enjoying Melbourne’s ever consistent weather; Stagger Lee’s is just the place to go to brighten up your week.
Friday > Bimbos
376 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
Bimbo’s is where you need to be come Friday. With $10 burgers, $7 fries and $5 pizzas, you’ll have forgotten Susan from accounts after the first bite. Bimbo’s shows you that you don’t need to take out a loan to eat well (and eat a lot). Make sure to save room for a couple of their desert pizzas; the $5 Chocolate Royale is not to be missed. After you’ve eaten your body weight in pizza head on down to the dance floor for a bit of Britney and some $15 champagne cocktails. You might break your health kick but at least you won’t lose your savings.
Saturday > The Workers Club
51 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
Whether you’re going out for a glass of Chardonnay with the girls; or preparing for an endless evening of beers with the boys, The Workers Club is the place for you. A mainstay in the Brunswick scene for good reason, this place provides the perfect setting for your Saturday night. With a revolving door of new, local musical talent; it will turn even the most dedicated Sydney sider into a true Melbournian. And don’t worry, those of us whose wallet turns into a communal cookie jar after a few drinks, you won’t wake up in debt. With $12 Sangria and $7 beers you’re practically making money, and for when you’re feeling peckish, the $20 vegan spaghetti ragu is not to be skipped. The Workers Club’s bright interior, chilled out vibe and inexpensive alcohol will ensure that from now on, it’s your new Saturday hangout.
Sunday > Naked for Satan
285 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
Cancel out that Sunday Sadness with some sustenance at Naked for Satan. The Melbourne fave boasts $3 burgers from Sunday to Wednesday; and at that devilish price, the diet definitely starts tomorrow. Whilst the burgers are cheap the setting definitely is not, the beautiful 365 degree view of Melbourne puts you truly on top of the world. The beautiful venue looks best in photos with a cocktail in hand and $6 fries on the table. Naked for Satan abolishes bad dates with the romantic setting and their wide array of cheap treats and delicious drinks. They are the perfect background to any girl’s night. Naked for Satan shows us you truly can have it all, on a night out that is; and you don’t have to break the bank.
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By Bella Buettner