Brunswick East

The north­ern end of Ly­gon Street is home to lo­cal de­sign­ers, great vin­tage shops and spots to re­fuel along the way.

Time Out (Melbourne) - - INSIDE - By Rose John­stone

The ul­ti­mate shop­ping guide

Monk House De­sign

Back in 2005, Roula Tazidras opened her small bou­tique with a vi­sion to stock in­de­pen­dent la­bels from Aus­tralia and be­yond. Ex­pect wom­enswear, ac­ces­sories and home­wares by Dress Up, Kloke, Base Range and Monk House De­sign’s own self­ti­tled and Mel­bourne-made range of sta­ples. à102 Ly­gon St, Brunswick East 3057. 03 9381 1191. www.monkhousedesign.com. Daily 11am-6pm.

Ly­gon Street Nurs­ery

It’s the at­ten­tive, knowl­edge­able ser­vice from lo­cals Michael and Emily that keeps lo­cals com­ing back. Whether you’re af­ter a hang­ing in­door plant in a cute stone bowl or seeds for your fu­ture veg­gie patch, you’re guar­an­teed use­ful tips to be­come the green thumb you al­ways wanted to be. à135 Ly­gon St, Brunswick East 3057. 03 8388 7245. ly­gon­st­nurs­ery.com. Tue-thu 10am-5pm; Fri-sun 10am-6pm.

Obus

Beauty meets prac­ti­cal­ity at Obus: a Mel­bourne-based la­bel that fo­cuses on pared-back tai­lor­ing, nat­u­ral fi­bres and quirky prints. Mel­bourne-made gar­ments are all de­signed with com­fort in mind, whether you’re af­ter a pair of sleek slim-leg pants for work, or a breezy cot­ton smock for the week­end. à136 Ly­gon St, Brunswick East 3057. 03 9381 0280. obus.com.au. Tue-thu noon-6pm; Fri noon6.30pm; Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 11am-4pm.

Padre Cof­fee

On any given week­end morn­ing, you’ll find fam­i­lies, cou­ples and friends sip­ping house­roasted cof­fee and snack­ing on pas­tries at this East Brunswick main­stay. Padre have ex­panded their two-man roast­ery op­er­a­tion to a café and re­tail space, which sells

ev­ery­thing a home barista might need.

à438- 440 Ly­gon St, Brunswick East 3057. 03 9381 1181. www.padrecof­fee.com.au. Mon 7am-2pm; Tue-sat 7am-4pm; Sun 8am-4pm.

Rewine

Modelling them­selves on the French ‘né­go­ciant’ model, Rewine buys wine di­rectly from winer­ies across the coun­try and stores them in the shop in bar­rels. It’s all about per­sonal ser­vice here; spend time tast­ing, com­par­ing and talk­ing, then when you find some­thing you like, buy it by the re­fill­able bot­tle. That bright 2016 Tem­pranillo from King Val­ley you like? Your bot­tle will cost $18, but $15 for a re­fill when you bring your bot­tle back. à522 Ly­gon St, Brunswick East 3057. 1300 727 186. rewine.com.au. Wed-sun 11am-9pm.

Bee Sus­tain­able

Owner Robert Red­path is sell­ing ev­ery­thing a hive needs to thrive and run­ning in­for­ma­tion ses­sions for be­gin­ner keep­ers. His bou­tique is home to all the ac­cou­trements of Earth­friendly healthy liv­ing, in­clud­ing cheese­mak­ing kits, food de­hy­dra­tors, fer­ment­ing kits and nat­u­ral honey-based skin­care. à500 Ly­gon St, Brunswick East 3057. 03 9939 7301. beesus­tain­able.com.au. Mon-fri 10am-5pm; Sat 9am-4pm.

Lost and Found Mar­ket

It’s easy to spend hours at this cav­ernous vin­tage em­po­rium, rum­mag­ing through ’70s home­wares, knick-knacks, fur­ni­ture, preloved cloth­ing, crates of vinyl and more. ■ à499- 551 Ly­gon St, Brunswick East 3057. 03 9383 1883. www.lo­stand­found­mar­ket.com.au. Sat, Sun 10am-6pm.

Ly­gon Street Nurs­ery

Padre Cof­fee

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