Last week I visited Melbourme for two AFL matches and also for the Degas and Australian fashion exhibitions (more on those later). The rest of the time was basically spent shopping and eating (although not necessarily in that order)! With such wintery weather, I continually craved something sweet and couldn’t get enough of..
Hopetoun Tea Rooms
Yes, this is the famous place in the Block Arcade which has a splendid array of cakes in its window and a line up of customers out the front! I visited at 9am on a Saturday morning and managed to get a seat straight away.
I had a generous pot of loose leaf English Breakfast tea and a freshly baked scone for (very early) morning tea. The scone wasn’t the best I’ve ever tasted and I regret not simply ordering a slice of their delectable-looking cakes instead!
If you are looking to have a high tea, then book online months in advance. Otherwise visit early in the morning, because they also have a substantial breakfast menu!
Location: The Block Arcade, 1-2/282 Collins Street.
The Little Cupcake Shop
You can choose from mini or standard sized cupcakes at this quaint little spot. With a wide range of flavours available, such as red velvet, tiny teddy, blueberry pistachio and cherry ripe, this is sure to be your new favourite place for coffee and cake!
Location: Shop 7, Degraves Street.
AIX Cafe Creperie
This is usually my first stop when I hit Melbourne and it never disappoints. Their huge rangeof savoury and sweet crepes can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or even just a snack!
My favourites? It’s a tie between the banana and ricotta, and mixed berry, rosewater and yoghurt! For those of you who aren’t crepe fans (what’s wrong with you?!), check out the well-priced baguettes.
Location: 24 Centre Place.
When I saw lots of people walking around the CBD with their ‘Doughnut Time’ boxes, I just knew I had to try these out.
Also located in Sydney, Gold Coast and Brisbane, flavours such as the ‘Home Alone’, ‘Pass the Parcel’, and ‘Matcha’ will make you stick your nose up to the traditional chocolate doughnut. Vegans and coeliacs are also catered for.
Location (in Melbourne): Degraves Street.
Can you recommend any great places for sweet treats in Melbourne?