Old is chic – old buildings left to rot on the outside and funky done up inside. We are off on a browsing, eating and window shopping trip in North Melbourne’s funky suburb of Fitzroy. Johnson Street and Brunswick Street here we come!
On the way I spotted these three side by side and could not resist the photos as they were each such a contrast – the Legion of Mary, the decorative windows in a home and the Victorian Showman’s Guild in the old run down building.
Johnson St Fitzroy
Hares and Hyenas is the gay and lesbian bookshop and café in Johnson St Fitzroy, we enjoyed a browse through the excellent local information and I bought some magazines to browse. We had already had coffee, but if we hadn’t good coffee is available while you browse.
Opposite there is the Burlesque Bar and some other funky shops, including an Ethiopian one which we discover doubles as the consulate . Not wanting anything at all, I walk out with a lovely silver bangle.
Brunswick St Fitzroy
Walk down Johnson St, take a left and you are in Brunswick St, Fitzroy where you can window shop for hours and we did! More funky distressed buildings, funky exteriors and heaps of yummy eating places along the way.
Fabulous milliners Scalley and Trombone is irresistible. We try on hats and jewelry and eventually walk out with a bag. We love the Japanese themed T2 Tea shop with its stack of red teapots and cups, and four different teas on display to taste. Liz is on the look out for Rooibos tea from South Africa, and they have lots of tastes to choose from – hope they let us back through NZ customs with it!