From French pastries to cakes, tarts and all things sweet – prepare for a sugar hit with this list!
Calling all lovers of sweets across Melbourne! We can all agree that the best things in life is a slice of cake, literally. And, because we love sweets so much, we’ve compiled a list of the best patisseries in Melbourne.
So whether you’re into French pastries or something fabulously fusion, bite-sized tea desserts or a layered buttercream frosted cake, we know you’ll find something to satisfy your sweet tooth in our guide of the best patisseries and cake shops in Melbourne of 2023!
In the heart of Melbourne’s iconic South Melbourne Market you will find Agathé Pâtisserie. Famed for their authentic flair, their airy croissants and gleaming fruit tarts have garnered some fame as one of the best places for French pastries in Melbourne. With something for everyone, our personal favourites include Agathé’s traditional French croissant, Pain Au Chocolat and the fantastic, sugar-coated Apple Turnover. Agathé also loves incorporating non-traditional French ingredients into their pastries, such as their bright green Pandan Croissant or Matcha Almond Croissant Slice. Always flakey and always delicious, you can’t go wrong with Agathé Pâtisserie.
Bibelot is the place you come to satisfy your sweet tooth. Inside their beautiful South Melbourne venue you’ll be tempted by their wide selection of divine handcrafted cakes, bonbons, macarons and biscuits – each one made with pure artisanship that pays homage to traditional French patisserie. Bibelot also serves up some of Melbourne’s best gelato and, of course, their diverse selection of artfully crafted chocolates. To get the full Bibelot experience try their beautiful Gourmandise tasting board which includes some of their most signature chocolate bonbons, biscuits, macarons and famous Petits Gâteaux. And, according to Bibelot, this is best enjoyed with a cheeky glass of bubbly!
This authentic Italian patisserie in Melbourne first began trading in Faraday Street Carlton in 1985. Since then, Brunetti continues to show their dedication to pastry through their mouth-watering selection of celebration cakes, bite-sized desserts, gelato and, of course, excellent Italian-style coffee from the bar. Their stunning Flinders Lane location, modelled after a luxurious Italian cafe, is the perfect spot for large groups for any occasion. Our personal favourites include their Tiramisu Semifreddo, Lemon Brulee Tart, Nutella Cannoli and their delectable Coffee Éclair. If you’re looking for one of the best coffee shops and patisseries in Melbourne, experience Brunetti at least once.
La Belle Miette
This specialty French patisserie in Melbourne’s CBD is known for its premium macarons, bonbons and dragées (chocolate coated nuts and fruits). Translating to “beautiful crumb” or a “small beautiful thing” in French, their name perfectly describes their delightful bite-sized offerings. Using premium ingredients, pure fruit purees and high-quality vanilla beans to make their macarons, they also use chocolate from premium producers and butter from an Australian dairy producer that utilises traditional European methods. Treat yourself to a Parisian inspired afternoon tea at one of their beautiful locations or, you can grab an adorable macaron gift box to take home.
Lune Croissanterie offers a croissant experience unlike any other. They pride themselves on delivering only the best French viennoiserie baked with precision, care and appreciation for the craft – which is why each croissant takes three days to develop its unique flavour and texture. We recommend starting off with their Traditional French Croissant or Pain Au Chocolat. Once inducted into the Lune Croissanterie club, try their picturesque Persian Love Cake, Cheese or Vegemite Escargot. And, to make things even better, Lune is always creating limited-edition items or bringing back vintage cult classics. To get your hands on one of these buttery sensations act quick – they sell out faster than you can say croissant.
LuxBite is the unique and innovative patisserie in Melbourne you’ve been looking for. Get ready for traditional French baking methods combined with nostalgic flavours from their Malaysian heritage. You’ll be salivating at their wide selection of 100% French butter croissants, each filled with something you might not expect. From Pandan Cream and Black Truffle & Hazelnut to Rose, Raspberry and Lychee, as well as a Macadamia Praliné and Biscoff spread – LuxBite always keeps you on your toes. For your visit, we recommend their Signature Tea Set which includes nine of LuxBite’s most iconic celebration cakes that have been miniaturized into bite-sized tea cakes.
With an incredible selection of cakes and tarts, pastries, petit gateaux, buttercream layer cakes and sponges, you will soon understand why Millstone Patisserie has been titled as one of the best cake shops in Melbourne. On top of their generous offerings, here you can also design custom cakes where you create the perfect flavour combination, decorations and designs. Unlike other patisseries, Millstone also caters to all dietary needs thanks to their beautiful selection of vegan and gluten-free offerings that is sure to convince even the most discerning of sweets lovers. So whether you’re after a custom birthday cake or a quick snack during your work break, make sure to stop by Millstone Patisserie!
Pidapipo, one of Melbourne’s Best Gelato Shops, is bringing their gelato expertise to pastries! Close to their famed Lygon Street location, Pidapipo Laboratorio has taken Melbourne’s favourite gelato and transformed it into a range of seven stunning gelato cakes. Each cake plays around with Italian classics like Tiramisu and Fererro Rocher with an experimental new twist. One of the best cake shops in Melbourne and perfect for celebrating any special moment, grab a lab coat and head on down to Pidapipo for a decadent dessert!
Sucre Du Jour
Sucre Du Jour is a humble patisserie and bakery that will delight you with their delicately crafted celebration cakes, tarts, French pastries and petit gateaux. This indulgent Melbourne patisserie is all about blending traditional French baking methods with a little bit of Melbourne flare, that results in some truly sensational sweets. Eigen Ting and Josephin Tan always dreamed of opening an elegant, chic and modern patisserie in Melbourne that the whole community could enjoy. With years of training in some of the best restaurants and hotels, their exquisite offerings are unforgettable. We love Sucre Du Jour and we know you will too.
Arguably Australia’s best contribution to the world of desserts, there are few things are scrumptious as biting into a fresh lamington. And Tokyo Lamington – after spreading the good word of the lamington in Japan and Singapore – has now opened shop in Melbourne. Offering some of the best lamingtons in Melbourne, this boutique and unique lamington shop offers experimental flavours including yuzu meringue, red velvet, and even fairy bread. Treat yourself to a Tokyo take on an Australian sweet at Tokyo Lamington!