You know those things you eat that aren’t full meals? Those are snacks.
Coburg is a little bit secretive about its snacks, so we’ve made it our mission to help you find the best between-meal bites in the ‘burg.
Haloumi pie from Al Alamy
51 Waterfield St, Coburg | (03) 9355 8866
Got a couple gold coins in your pocket? If you do, lucky you, because you can afford the best haloumi pie around! Al Alamy specialises in Middle Eastern sweets and snacks, all made in-house and piled high on the front counter. Everyone and their mum loves this place, so they get busy and sell out of some snacks. If they’ve sold all their haloumi pies, don’t cry about it – order something else! You can’t go wrong.
Soft pretzel from Andre’s Coffee House
421 Sydney Rd, Coburg | (61) 421 491 437
Baskets of dark, rustic-looking bread sit near Andre’s front window, luring carboholics in from Sydney Road. But one of those baskets is far more exciting than the others because it’s the pretzel basket! Sourced from a local bakery, these scrumptious soft pretzels are great by themselves or heaven with mustard from your emergency mustard stash. Pop in and pick one out!
19 Pentridge Blvd, Coburg | (03) 9354 4369
We don’t know how they make these muffins so good and frankly we don’t want to know. Because crack is illegal and plausible deniability. But really, The Boot Factory’s muffins are heaven – moist and fluffy in the middle, crunchy on top and just the right size. They do a different flavour every day, with taste profiles like banana and Nutella, lemon ricotta and pear with salted caramel making appearances.
Croissant from Little Deer Tracks
44 O’Hea St, Coburg | (03) 9354 3449
In Coburg, the croissant-per-capita count is very low. In other words, there aren’t enough croissants! But there are some and the best sit on the front counter at Little Deer Tracks. They’re flaky and buttery with perfect pull-apart layers – if you’re a croissant connoisseur (croinnoisseur, anyone?), you’ll be very happy with these.
2A Munro St, Coburg | (03) 9917 2262
Look, there are two camps when it comes to bagels. There’s a camp that considers them a full meal and a camp that would call them a snack. But these bagels aren’t very big, so the former should be able to cross over on this one. You’ll be in snacking heaven with the creamy avocado, cubes of marinated feta and a squeeze of lemon on a 5&Dime bagel.