Coburg’s culturally diverse population is on the rise, with an above average proportion of citizens born overseas.
The local shops, restaurants and cafes that line Coburg’s central thoroughfare, Sydney Road, reflect its varied demographic and it’s easy to get lost in the colours, life and vibrancy of this energetic area.
Located in the City of Moreland, Coburg is around 8kms north of the CBD and was designated as one of 26 Principal Activity Centres in the Melbourne 2030 Metropolitan Strategy. Public transport services the city in the form of four train stations, Moreland, Coburg, Batman and Merlynston on the Upfield line. Three tram lines also run through Coburg along with bus services that connect up with Preston.
If you’re looking for a solid after-work drink spot, head to Sydney Road’s Woodlands Hotel. They take their beer seriously, with several varieties on tap and over 60 bottled options. They also have a fantastic beer garden that comes as a bit of a surprise when you first visit. Popular local designer, Effie Kats set up shop in Coburg and never looked back. Her modern clothing style is popular with young people in the area and all over Melbourne.
What we love in Coburg
Woodlands Hotel– 84 – 88 Sydney Road. Spend summer nights in their beer garden.
Post Office Hotel– 231 Sydney Road. A refreshing take on Middle Eastern cuisine.
Effie Kats– 241 Sydney Road. Tailored women’s garments of the highest quality.
Population: 26,185 (ABS 2016)
Municipality: City of Moreland