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Where is Melbourne's Best Baklava?

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by Natasha Stewart (subscribe)
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Published November 26th 2011
If there is one thing to thank the Ottoman's for, it would have to be baklava. The sweet syrupy mix of filo pastry and finely chopped nuts makes for a dessert that few can refuse. While baklava is often divine, there is always the slice or two that just misses the mark. So we want your help to find the best of the best, the baklava in Melbourne with the best flavour, best sweetness, and best texture. So let us know who serves up your favourite, and help us find Melbourne's best baklava.



The A1 Lebanese Bakery in Brunswick has just about every sweet from the region, each with impeccable flavours and textures. Of course they do a tasty baklava, in a neat little bar that is easy to eat without too much mess. There is a good combination of syrup and filo, so they won't leave you with that sickly feeling afterwards. You can find A1 Bakery at 643-645 Sydney Road, Brunswick.

Abla's Lebanese Restaurant also does a tasty baklava, that makes the perfect end to dinner. You'll even be able to recreate some of the delicacies at home, by grabbing a copy of Abla Amad's Abla's Lebanese Kitchen. Surely a cookbook is a good enough sign that Abla makes some delicious lebanese treats, so if you don't think you have the time to whip up some baklava of your own make sure you give this a try at the restaurant. Abla's Lebanese Restaurant can be found at 109 Elgin Street, Carlton.

Of course Baklava isn't only found at Lebanese bakeries and restaurants, it is also a very popular greek treat. Melissa's Cakes serve up some delicious baklava, made from their traditional family recipe. If you don't feel like being too much of a glutton you can get their baklavadakia, miniature sized baklava treats. Melissa's Cakes is located at 69 Sheehan Road, West Heidelberg.

So where do you think Melbourne's tastiest slice of baklava can be found? We know that there are some very tasty options out there, but we want to know where you think you've found the best. Whether it is a treat you grab at a late night kebab shop, or the indulgence with your Sunday morning coffee, we want to know all about it. Join the discussion in the comments.
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You can buy good Baklava from many places but you can get amazing home-made baklava from the Yarra Valley Farmers Market (every 3rd Sunday of the Month), sold by "My Greek Kitchen". Their products are all totally home made and you can taste the difference; that has to be Melbourne's best Baklava! www.mygreekkitchen.com.au
by lucyl (score: 0|5) 4079 days ago
El Fayhaa Sweets 648 Sydney Rd Brunswick makes baklava to die for!! When you walk in the shop it smells of butter and honey and all things good. They turn pastry into an art form. For something different try the znood which is a light clotted cream filled taste sensation.
by ficha (score: 1|11) 4050 days ago
i think the most authentic baklawas I have tasted in melbourne is at EL SALEH in coburg close to the coburg station. 489 sydney rd. Theres a popular sweet maker in lebanon called abdal rahman alhalam, el saleh reminds me of them' less sugary and the same size like the ones u get n the middle east countries sandeep
by alkes (score: 0|5) 3644 days ago
The best baklava I've ever had was at Loqmah Heaven in Noble Park. They have amazing variety, all handmade pastry, true Turkish style. Must taste!
by Ipeke (score: 0|2) 3939 days ago
Oasis Bakery in North Rd Murrumbeena is the best baklava and only $1 a piece!
by mjcea (score: 0|2) 3874 days ago
I think Fresh Prince of Baklava has the best Baklava. They offer traditional and untraditional Baklava....they offer a range of funky flavours, NUTELLA, PEANUTBUTTER, ROASTED ALMONDS to name a few, you can't miss trying them out!
by Rashe (score: 0|2) 2336 days ago

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