Set in a heritage building on a prime stretch of the Sydney Road is the Brunswick Flour Mill.
Don't be fooled by the location, because this family-run place is more old-school in its look and feel than those hip Brunswick cafes with milk-crates out front to sit on. Perhaps at least partly because of this, it is popular with a wide variety of folk, including a strong contingent of local mothers with their prams and toddlers. This is particularly apparent at the busy times during the weekends when getting a table can be pretty difficult and there doesn't seem to be a lot of room to move, despite it actually being quite a sizable establishment.
The coffee is generally pretty decent, as is the food on offer. Breakfast and lunch items are nicely supplemented by a selection of goods from the bakery that also supplies a wide variety of excellent loaves of bread. The vegetarian breakfast is really very good, not least because of the haloumi, but it does have to be said that it's also prohibitively large. Meanwhile, the service can admittedly be sometimes a little hit-and-miss, but tends to be much friendlier and more efficient during the quieter times.