A wander down Brunswick Street – Fitzroy

So I parked - not as slim as he will be - at the Undercover roasters ... Great coffee, better people. Our passion for coffee speaks in every single cup is what they said, but the big breakfast was the appeal for Slim.

I went for a wander down Brunswick Street. The thing about Fitzroy, as it is about my home town of Newtown, you will always find or someone or something to smile about. First I turned up Rose Street to find some donuts I read about at Moon Crullers... they were doing a special hot cross bun flavour for Easter. Then I looked in at the lovely Rose Street Artists Market

Fitzroy is Melbourne’s oldest suburb, and consequently, one that many communities feel connected to. Walk any of the main streets – Smith, Gertrude, Brunswick or Johnston –

Tattooed 20-somethings sail by on skateboards; downsizing Baby Boomers sip coffee on the footpaths; and newly arrived African migrants walk their kids to school. Many backpackers and interstate arrivals also find their first share houses here. In its earliest days the area was working class. Most of the small terrace houses from that era remain, alongside pubs such as the Rose, Napier, Union Club, Rainbow and Labour in Vain. The backstreets often have a quaint feel. That is, until you stumble on a massive piece from one of the many graffiti artists who paint in the area.

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