Melbourne is famous for its street art, music and café culture, but, surprisingly not for its fabulous desserts. We have compiled a list of the most delicious spots around town, because frankly, Melbourne is totally underrated in the dessert department. Get your forks out; it’s about to get sticky….
Indulge yourself with an array of cakes, macaroons, chocolates and even a few sweet and savoury snacks. We suggest you order a slice of the Epic Chocolate Cravings and a green tea pistachio macaron. Wash it down with one of their decadent salted caramel hot chocolates to round out the whole, sugary experience.
38 Toorak Rd, South Yarra VIC 3141
2/517 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000
Acland Street has been Melbourne’s ‘cake’ center since 1934, so you can’t miss it on your cake crawl. If calorie counting is a thing and you have to pick just one spot, make it Monarch Cakes. Here, you’ll find a range of authentic European cakes, including their famous Polish cheesecake and totes amazing chocolate Kooglhoupf.
03 Acland St, St Kilda VIC 3182
Om Nom Dessert Bar
Art meets dessert at Om Nom, housed in the flashy, 4-star Adephi Hotel. Each sweet creation is as aesthetically beautiful as palate pleasing. Try the ChocolaTerrarium or After 8, which consists of biscuit brownies, river mint cremeux, dark chocolate mousse and vanilla diplomat coated hazelnut. The sweet theme continues into the cocktail menu, where you can pick from stunners such as the Smoking Marshmallow Colada or the Salted Caramel Cracking Espresso.
Adelphi Hotel, 187 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000
Housed in a former warehouse, this cool café caters to your every sweet and savoury need. Pick up your weekly loaf of bread, buy a decadent piece of cake, relax with a latte or enjoy lunch at Chez Dre. If you have come for a sweet treat, and we know you have, you must try the lemon and basil cheesecake or the banana toffee crunch.
Scroll Ice Cream
With a concept inspired by Thai street vendors, Scroll Ice Cream is Australia’s first cold plate ice creamery. The ever-evolving menu includes amazing frozen creations such as #Perfect Matcha, #Say Cheese, #At the Movies and #Nutterbutter. If you’re on a health kick or have special dietary needs, check out their sorbet, vegan and gluten free options.
190 High St, Windsor VIC 3181