You dont have to leave the city to get out and adventure– why not get out of the usual weekend routine and spend a day exploring a new Melbourne suburb? Dont worry about money or transport, weve put together a list of wonderful thing to do within 1km of Coburg Station.
We dont care where you hop on the train, but we do care where you hop off. Its time to take an urban day trip to Coburg and luckily, you dont have to stray far from the train station to experience the burgs best eating, treating, leisure and shopping spots.
Coffee and Kransky at Eastern Bloc
Youll probably work up quite an appetite doing all that train-riding. Luckily, Eastern Bloc is just moments from the platform so close, you might get a waft of Polish sausages the moment you alight. This Eastern European caf serves up delicious brekkie and lunch dishes, many of which feature the homemade sausages that brought the caf fame.
133 Bell St, Coburg VIC 3058 | (03) 9354 8830
Treasure Hunt at the Salvos
The Sydney Road Salvos is mid-sized, well-organised and clean. Being a bit further out from the city, its less picked over than its more central sister stores. You know the opp shop drill put in a bit of time and youll probably walk out with something really special.
452 Sydney Rd, Coburg VIC 3058 | (08) 9498 7418
Swim, Spa and Steam at Coburg Leisure Centre
Take a break from your feasting, shopping and exploring to indulge in a midday dip. Coburg Leisure Centre has a lap pool, learners pool and a super shallow toddler pool. And if youre 16+, take your time-out to the next level with a session in the spa or steam room (casual entry for pool $5.90 / casual entry for pool, spa and steam room $11.20).
Bridges Reserve, Bell St, Coburg VIC 3058 | (03) 9354 3504
Get a Slice of Pie at True North
There isnt a day in human history that wouldnt have been made better by a piece of pie. True Norths own Nadia bakes the pies herself under the pseudonym Blackberry Belle. The varieties vary but shes been known to do a mean apple, cherry, raspberry-coconut and more.
2A Munro St, Coburg VIC 3058 | (03) 9917 2262
Poke around Pentridge Prison
Dont worry, its not a real prison anymore. Her Majestys Prison Pentridge’s history began way back in 1851. You wont be the only person poking around the place, so dont feel weird about it. Just head for the big bluestone compound and start sticky-beaking. Some of the prison has now been converted into apartments, but there are a few areas thatll still satisfy the urban explorer in you.
1 Champ St, Coburg VIC 3058
Stock up on Exciting Asian Ingredients at KFL
Even if you dont need anything, KFL is worth a browse. Its one of the largest Asian supermarkets in Melbourne and its full of interesting and hard-to-find ingredients. Grab a few things and when you get home from your big day in Coburg, you can start planning your next dinner party!
378 Sydney Rd, Coburg VIC 3058| (03) 9350 5388