Some of these were cafes, but all were baked in-house.
I started this post back in March and then… well, better late than never!
I couldn’t believe how many it was when I finally wrote them all down in one place.
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I thought I’d say hello again here, partly to let you know, but also to keep a public list of all of the places I went in Melbourne so you could share it with people. I wrote three consecutive newsletters on the best bakeries and patisseries in Melbourne, as I went to them, but I wanted to record a full list of all of the ones I went to and highlight a few that I think are must-visits.
Here are the detailed posts:
- Not having a video doesn’t mean I didn’t love it, but if there’s a video I probably did.
- A few of these places I absolutely wouldn’t recommend you visit.
- Two of the places in the list were all over social media whilst I was there, which kind of makes me slump to witness the desire for attention trumping sharing what’s actually good. Or maybe these influencers don’t
have a good sense of taste?*cough* share my taste.
- I won’t tell you which ones here because maybe I went on an off day and I’m not here to publicly disparage any small business. The aim is to promote them! You might love them if you go.
- The links go to more or less the same video on social media – for some reason some were removed from YouTube. The captions on Social Media will have more details – like the address and whether they have seats – so you can go ahead and save them to your folders there.
Here goes… And apologies in advance I didn’t make it West of the city except to go to the zoo and the airport (neither featured in this list, funnily enough).
30 of Melbourne’s Bakeries you might want to visit
In random order…
2. Falco (Collingwood)
3. To be Frank (Collingwood)
4. Loafer (North Fitzroy)
5. Small Batch (North Melbourne)
6. Babka (Fitzroy)
7. Tarts Anon (Cremorne / Collingwood)
8. Baker Bleu (Prahran / Caulfield North)
9. Holy Sugar (Thornbury)
10. Bread Club
11. Montforte Viennoiserie (Carlton) / Montforte on YouTube
12. Flour House (Highett, South East Melbourne)
13. Kudo (CBD) (GLUTEN FREE!)
14. Lune Croissanterie / Lune on Instagram
15. All Are Welcome (Northcote and other locations)
16. Artisanal Bakehouse / Artisan Bakehouse on Instagram
17. Little Sister Bakery (Caulfield) / Little Sister Bakery on Instagram
18. Fuumi Fuumi
19. Ovens St Bakery / Oven St Bakery on Instagram
20. Little Cardigan (Brunswick)
21. Tori’s Bakery (CBD) (cakes and canelé, not bread or croissants) / Tori’s on Instagram
22. Raya (cakes and cookies, not bread or croissants)
23. Tokyo Lamington (Carlton North)
24. Bakemono Bakers
25. Shortstop Doughnuts (CBD and other locations)
26. Wildlife Bakery
27. Woodfrog Bakery
On this visit I didn’t go to classics Baker di Chirico, Rustica or Brunetti’s.
Some of these could easily have been in the Bakery list and vice versa…
1. Sucre du Jour (Camberwell) / Sucre du Jour on YouTube
2. Le Yeahllow (South Yarra) / Le Yeahllow on TikTok (different video to the one below, shows what I bought)
3. Agathe Patisserie
4. Eclair (Hampton)
5. Bibelot (South Melbourne)
6. Millstone Patisserie (Caulfield)
7. Coco’s Patisserie (Caulfield) (I only tried croissants from here that my friend collected)
8. AM Patisserie (I feel like it’s only viennoiserie though)
9. JC Patisserie (Collingwood)
Melbourne Coffee Shops that have exclusive baked goods
1. Oka Coffee
2. Otherwise coffee for brownie
4. Red Door (Thornbury) / Red Door on YouTube
5. Industry Beans
6. Paperboy Coffee (Hampton)
7. Market Lane Coffee
8. Sebastien’s Food & Wine (Hampton)
Melbourne Bean to Bar Chocolate Shops
1. Ratio Chocolate (Brunswick)
2. Atypic Chocolate (South Melbourne Market)
Gelato and Ice Cream in Melbourne
3. Kariton Sorbetes (CBD)
4. Luther’s Scoops (Brunswick)
I’ll be back again in January 2024 – let me know if there’s anywhere I missed that I should visit, or where you love the most!
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