The first station on this itinerary is a food and drink gem. Jewell – originally called South Brunswick, until it was renamed after long-standing local MP James Jewell in 1954 – has benefited from a head-to-toe facelift in recent years, upgrading the once grimy Wilson Avenue from a slightly dodgy alleyway to a green promenade with its own public rock climbing wall. This Jewell of Brunswick walk is the gateway to a smorgasbord of cafés, restaurants and bars at the southern end of the suburb. Union St Brewers, Code Black Coffee and Wide Open Road are three of the best speciality coffee joints in the north of the city – an area awash with world-class cafés. Wilson Avenue also has the Savour Chocolate and Patisserie School – like a miniature Willy Wonka factory, except visitors make their own sweet treats. A string of Lebanese eateries straddles Sydney Road, but Town Hall Kebab – the place Anthony Bourdain made a beeline to when he arrived in Melbourne for a 2009 episode of No Reservations – might be the pick of the bunch. Across Edward Street, Tom Phat’s Asian-inspired street food stands out from the pack in a town crowded with Southeast Asian eateries. Hipsters also have an array of craft beer and vegan food to whet their appetite. Feast on meat-free pub grub at the Cornish Arms, sip a pint in Howler’s beer garden before catching a film or a gig at the same venue, or head over to Lygon Street for Temple Brewing Company and Thunder Road Brewery, two top-notch taprooms.