Luxbite is a small cafe and dessert place known for its unique cakes with some Asian influences, such as kaya toast macarons. This definitely wins the favour of many Malaysians living in Melbourne. It's no surprise then that the owners of Luxbite both have a Malaysian background.
In addition to their usual cakes, they often sell cakes limited to a week or so, labelling the desserts as #LuxbiteLimited. One of these gems was the kalamansi tart, demonstrating exotic influences once again with the use of an Asian citrus fruit, well-known in the Philippines.
They also have a small brunch menu, if you want to have a complete meal with dessert afterwards!
And why not, when it has classic desserts such as the above? The raspberry and white chocolate cake was especially good, whilst the lemon tart can be overwhelmingly sweet if you have a lot. So make sure you have it in small doses.
There are plenty of other sweets and pastries to choose from, especially if you visit the Carlton branch, so prepare your stomach and prepare to see a crowd.
Speaking of art, another Masterchef featured chef, comes from Om Nom Dessert Bar. With its artistic and carefully thought-out desserts, this place is continually booked with eager Melburnians looking to experience the dessert bar's wonders.
The woman behind it, Christy Tania, altered her career path from youngest project manager at IBM to become a pastry chef. Check out the flourishing results of her decision at Om Nom Dessert Bar!
Evidently, Melbourne has a lot of places to satisfy those with a sweet tooth. Shows like Masterchef are only just exposing these places to an even wider audience, but go out there and try them yourself and see what you think!
Do you know of any other dessert places worthy of a mention?