The Best Cake Shops in Melbourne
Ever since Monarch Cakes first opened in Carlton in 1931, Melbourne’s cake obsession has only continued to rise. Today, this city’s bakeries have a slice for every taste – from babka to Basque cheesecake and fluffy sponge cakes. Even gelato and ice-cream shops like Pidapipo and Kariton Sorbetes have a slice in the game. Beyond them, a new generation of pastry chefs is creating cuisine-crossing cakes that break the mould (we see you, Mali Bakes). And, lucky for us, high demand has brought cult-favourite Sydney spots Black Star Pastry and Tokyo Lamington further south. Ride out the sugar high with this list of Melbourne’s best cake shops, curated by Broadsheet’s expert food and drink editors.