If you've never sampled the sweets from Le Petit Gateau, you've never experienced 'don't care what it costs, don't care how many calories it has, give it to me NOW,' cake. And you'll want to, trust me.
Nestled on Little Collins Street in the CBD, Le Petit Gateau offers tarts and cakes that are contemporary looking, and distinct in flavour.
Try their Peanut Jelly Cake, Crisp Lemon Tart, or my personal favourite, the Cosmopolitan - a carrot cake base, topped with white chocolate cheesecake, and raspberry jam.
The Greeks know how to bake, that's for sure. And if you love Baklava, you've got to stop in here. With sidewalk seating, and a huge range of baked sweets to choose from, you're sure to find something to satisfy any cravings.
Conveniently located on Lonsdale Street, International Cakes is popular with city strollers, university students, and those wanting to grab a treat or two during their lunch break.
Everyone loves cupcakes - from the generous dollop of icing, to the fluffy cake itself, these colourful morsels are the perfect accompaniment to a mug of tea or coffee.
Escape from the shopping crowds to The Cupcake Family, in the QV Centre, and recharge those batteries with a hit of sugary goodness. My personal favourites include Lemony Sunshine, Coffee Crunch, and Deluxe Strawberry Crumb Cheesecake.
The name says it all, really. These guys are a creative, cake boutique in South Melbourne, serving up cakes of every variety - birthday, wedding, novelty, corporate, cupcakes, dessert cakes, and more. Eat in, or order for an occasion, with theme and flavours at your request.
Vogue Entertaining, Gourmet Traveller, Harper's Bazaar and The Age's Epicure have even paid recognition to these guys for their contribution to the wonderful world of 'cake', so you know you're eating quality.
Balha's is quite simply Lebanese pastry at its best. Syrupy, sweet, and so very bad for the waistline. But we wouldn't have it any other way, would we?
Extremely popular with the Brunswick Muslim community, and with wanderers like myself, their selection is seemingly endless. You may have to queue to order, but that will just give you more time to decide on a sweet, or three.
Specialising in Swiss and German sweets, you can tick two more countries off your gastronomic list at Hilltop Cake Shop in Surrey Hills.
Bite sized cakes perfect for entertaining, biscuits and truffles gorgeous with a hot drink, melt in your mouth croissants, and special occasion cakes to order - and with fantastic service, what more needs to be said?
You can't walk down St Kilda's bustling Ackland Street without succumbing to one of its now 'famous five' European cake shops. Their warm interiors and mouth watering window displays are a tribute to the European and Jewish influence in the area since the 1930s.
Cakes, biscuits, slices, eclairs, meringues, macarons, pies, tarts - The Acland Cake Shop has one of the most impressive collections of sweets in the strip. If you can't find something that tickles your fancy here, you won't find it anywhere in St Kilda.
I'm glad you mentioned Europa, I love their cheesecake. There's one in Bentleigh and one in Carnegie now too!
By evily - reader Saturday, 11th of August @ 04:43 am
stodgy expensive cakes and very ordinary coffee
By Anonymous Monday, 10th of December @ 05:56 am
disregard acland st as a cake shop hub, as they all are very ordinary in both product and service (and whats with mock cream?).... however a truly stand out cake shop-coffee spot you have failed to mention is "Fleischer Cakes" in glenferrie road malvern... a cake shop in all true terms...
By bertg - reader Thursday, 21st of February @ 09:41 pm