About Lux Foundry

Once an oven manufacturer, now a cafe. It’s a story alright.

Our Building

Lux Foundry Warehouse

Built in 1889 our heritage-listed warehouse was the former Brunswick Gas & Coke Company.

It is the last retort house to remain from several gas-making works built in the nineteenth century around Melbourne.

The Lux Foundry purchased the site in 1906 and the warehouse served as the company’s workshop for making their popular Lux brand stoves.

This continued until the late 1950s when the firm was taken over by the Ferrier Company.

Read more about our incredible building here.

Our Cafe

Lux Foundry Hotcakes

Lux Foundry is a bustling warehouse cafe in the back streets of Brunswick.
Serving locals for over 13 years, our modern menu offers innovative dishes using locally sourced ingredients.

Our expansive courtyard is perfect for sunny days and is also pooch-friendly. We use great quality products across the board, and we’re passionate about supporting our amazing local suppliers

Find Us Here

21 Hope St, Brunswick VIC 3056


The best parking is found along Hope Street. Some areas have time limits whilst slightly further down and around the cafe is unlimited and only within a few minutes walk.