Upon entering new cafe and patisserie Sweet Crumble on Malvern’s Glenferrie Road, one can’t help but melt at the sight of the cosy, provincial-style setting bedecked with plush couches, antique bird cages and glass-enclosed cake stands displaying their sugary wares.
Offering classic recipes tinged with unique flavours, owner and chef Timna Fried founded Sweet Crumble to showcase her creativity and baking panache and further explore the family tradition of cooking.
Every inch of the café has been carefully designed and cultivated, from the fresh bouquets in ceramic milk bottle-style vases (available for purchase alongside other cute artisan finds), to the pillow-soft, homemade marshmallows. Even the pistachio-green take-home cupcake boxes are adorable.
With over 30 gourmet cupcakes to choose from (think ‘red velvet’ and ‘smores’), chocolate ‘petite pops’ and French macarons all baked daily on-site and available to eat in or takeaway, anyone with a penchant for sweetness will not be disappointed. Sweet Crumble is also a great venue for a catch-up over a Kenyan blend coffee, house-brewed chai latte or fresh organic juice.
Just like famed Parisian patisserie Ladurée, Sweet Crumble is sure to become a local institution as the ultimate setting for a cake, a coffee and some good conversation.
111 Glenferrie Road, Malvern
(03) 9077 6956
Sun to Fri 8am–6pm