Stagger Lee’s

I’ve been to this corner spot on the hip Brunswick Street several times, and always wondered what inspired the name. Seemingly, Stagger Lee is the name of an American folk song about a murder, which was written way back in 1911, and recorded in 1923.  Fast forward to the twenty first century, and Stagger Lees is renowned for its onslaught of delicious food in Brunswick.

The café itself has a warm ambiance, with recycled timber features, white washed red brick walls, and polished concrete floors.

The menu offers all days eats like Corn Hotcakes with chilli bacon and fried pickles; Saffron Baked Beans with smoked hock and chorizo; and Bourbon maple French Toast with salted toffee ice cream, and biscuit crème pattissiere.

The coffee menu offers a selection of single origin beans, for both espresso filter, and cold drip coffee. I had the Honduras Nahun Fernandez as a long black. This washed Pacas/Yellow Catuai offering was grown at around 1500 meters above sea level at Finca San Andres. It was had a bit of a kick initially, with stone fruit acidity, and bitter chocolate notes.


Stagger Lee’s

276 Brunswick Street

Fitzroy VIC 3065










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