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Where are Melbourne's Best Macarons?

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by Natasha Stewart (subscribe)
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Published August 23rd 2011
Dainty French delicacies are popping up all over Melbourne, we're not talking eclairs, or petit fours, but the elusive macaron. Perhaps one of the reason these sweets are so popular, is because they're quite difficult to make at home, but plenty of pâtissiers prove that they have the required skills. So if you think you've tried a mac that was absolutely divine, let us know where in Melbourne it can be found.

The first name on many people's lips would have to be Cacao Fine Chocolates and Patisserie, who won a prize in 2010 for creating Melbourne's best macaron. Their Cherry tomato, strawberries, and basil macarons, still on the vine, wowed the judges and saw them come in first place. Do you think that their delicacies were the best around, or was it just their creativity that won them the prize?

Macarons by Duncan are another popular lot of macarons to be found in Melbourne, but unfortunately you're not likely to try one of his creations any time soon. Duncan is a food blogger with website Syrup & Tang, and had been selling his wares in Melbourne through 2010. Unfortunately he's currently on hiatus, but perhaps you've had the chance to sample his macs in the past. For now he only has the possibility of special orders. It could be that Melbourne's best macarons are not even currently in production.

Cacao's 2010 Winning Tomato, Strawberry, and Basil Macaron

One of Melbourne's most talked about cafes, Cafe Brunetti also stock their own range of macarons that you can enjoy with a coffee. They mostly stick to traditional flavours, but they look fabulous and can make a perfect gift.

You could be enjoying Macarons by Josephine and not even know it. This French macaroon master arrived in Melbourne in 2009, and has brought with her all the knowledge of perfect French macarons. You can order her macarons online, but you might be enjoying them at some of Melbourne's cafes, wine bars, and restaurants. Some of Macarons by Josephine's stockists include Chocolettea, Europa Cellars, Madam Sousou, Friends of Mine, and the Aviary.

So let us know which macarons have won your heart. We're they from a tiny market stall, or from one of Melbourne's best cafes. Do Melbourne's macaron makers compare to those around the world, and where in Melbourne can the best macarons be found? Its up to you Melbourne, so make sure you let us know.
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La Belle Miette!
By laure175 - reader
Thursday, 25th of August @ 03:40 am
The best by far are at the Torquay Farmers market. We travel from Melbourne every couple of weeks just to buy them. They are sensational and to die for!!! Yum!
By Anonymous
Thursday, 25th of August @ 03:17 am
I would have to say the best I have ever tasted are from Bridie's Treats in Port Fairy. I have tried a few but these were to die for. If your ever in Port Fairy give them a go, she has a blog and she does share them with a few places in Warnambool and also Geelong. A big thumbs up.
By kork - reader
Thursday, 25th of August @ 03:30 am
It definately has to be at the farmers market Torquay, we travel from Melbourne every few weeks to get them. Just exceptional and have never tasted Macarons like them. Just spectacular and to die for. YUM!
By gaily - reader
Thursday, 25th of August @ 07:56 am
By Anonymous
Saturday, 19th of November @ 12:33 pm
We love cocoa moonnin Warrandyte.
Great stroll along the river and delicious treats
By Lesley Mitchell - senior reviewer
Sunday, 27th of November @ 03:41 am
NSHRY cafe in Albert Park had a good selection of macarons and they were softer and nicer than the ones normally at cacao. A must try!
By Anonymous
Wednesday, 14th of December @ 03:07 am
Macarons Fine Patisserie in malvern
By Anonymous
Friday, 24th of February @ 01:02 pm
The Torquay baking company - sell at The Torquay larder
By Anonymous
Tuesday, 31st of July @ 09:39 pm
Hands down Anne Sophie's macarons - she even went to France to study them...
By Anonymous
Wednesday, 27th of February @ 10:57 am

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