Discover these new spots serving the best crepe cakes, super cute Swiss rolls, Asian-inspired desserts and more.
Miilk Cake Studio
Craving a sweet treat? Just look for this neon-lit cake shop on Swanston Street. Despite its sleek silver interiors, Miilk Cake Studio is charmingly old-school. The cakes are made from treasured family recipes, handed down over generations. Order classics like strawberry shortcake. Or try inventive flavours like mini taro and vanilla chiffon cakes and pandan sponges.
Is it art or is it cake? Saison’s creations are like little edible sculptures. Each one combines French techniques with Asian-inspired flavours. Order the yuzu cheesecake in the shape of a wedge of Swiss cheese. Or try the heart shaped taro delight – the perfect gift for your sweetie pie.
This tiny pastel pink spot specialises in homemade Thai desserts. Swing by Yummy Bear Bakery for layered crepe cakes and loaded ube toast. And don't leave without trying the Insta-famous pandan teddy bear swiss rolls. So adorable you won't want to eat them. Almost.
If you’re on the hunt for Vietnamese-inspired desserts make a beeline for Tami Sweet. Our go-to? The signature egg yolk cake. It’s perfectly moist and features a salted frosting for that perfect combination of sweet and savoury. The super cute strawberry cake is also a big hit. For something to drink order the ca phe muoi – a traditional Vietnamese coffee topped with a smooth salted cream.
Word on the street is this Thai dessert spot serves the best burnt butter toast in Melbourne. Wander over to Rongcha at 18 Little Lonsdale Street and carbo load on thick slices of bread loaded with toppings like ube cream, caramel and biscoff crumbs. Or try yao wa rat – fluffy buns filled with pandan, kaya, chilli pork floss and more.
There’s nothing like biting into a Portuguese tart with its silky eggy custard and puffy pastry. Head to Tangmama at 842 Bourke Street and load up on this best-selling homemade treat. Then try the Chinese rainbow pastries. These bite-sized goodies are filled with purple rice, red bean, black sesame and more.
Find cute-as-a-button Pikachu macarons, ube cheesecake, chewy cookies and more sweet treats at Dreami Cake on Little Collins Street. With a 9pm closing time on Fridays and Saturdays, this little tea shop is the perfect spot for a late night treat. Be sure to a order bubble tea, matcha latte or fruity drink on the side.
The creations at Le Yeahllow will leave you scratching your head and asking, is it cake? Pop in for a coffee, French chocolates and petite gateaux. Or order cakes that are closer to modern art than dessert. A giant fruit-shaped cake is filled with layers of mandarin, ginger and chocolate. If you can bring yourself to cut into the balloon puppies you'll taste decadent chocolate and sour cherry.
Black Star Pastry
The creators of the highly Instagrammable strawberry watermelon cake, Black Star Pastry, have opened a new venue a heritage-listed building. Now with a chic, modern interior this patisserie's creations are like little works of art. Try the ume forest cake for a Japanese take on the classic black forest cherry cake, the decadent chocolate mirage or if you can't decide, go for the all-star box to get a sample of the most sought-after slices.
Have you ever tried a croffle? Swing by LeMuse in Carlton to taste this dreamy croissant and waffle hybrid. Get it piled high with your favourite sweet or savoury toppings. Think smoked salmon, corn cheese or house made maple butter. Order New York-style banana pudding for dessert, then wash it all down with a classic milkshake.
Last updated on Wed 7 Feb 2024
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