The Best Bakeries in Melbourne for the Ultimate Sweet Tooth
From crusty cobs to the doughiest of donuts, these are the best bakeries in Melbourne.
If there’s one thing that Melbourne isn’t short of, its baked goods. From croissants and bread to cakes and pies, there is nothing quite like tucking into a fresh, doughy delicacy. To satisfy your/our addiction, we've done the research and found the best bakeries in Melbourne. You're welcome!
Nutella scroll anyone? Serving up doughlicious delights to Melbourne's southside sugar addicts, Bistro Morgan’s drool-worthy creations are only the second most impressive thing about this Windsor bakehouse. The flagship shop on High Street offers light bites and brunch plates but make no mistake, the sweets are still the star of the show.
190 High St, Windsor
If it's sweet, doughy, and deep-fried, you better believe we're lining up to try it. Like a doughnut but sexier, Moon Cruller’s crispy rings of pastry perfection come in 6 flavours with cinnamon sugar, chocolate, and vanilla glaze always on offer. As for the other three, you'll have to wait and see but with the Lune team behind it, you know they'll be good. The future of doughnuts is here!
50 Rose St, Fitzroy
Young and old, friends and families, rusted-on locals, and new migrants are all brought together to break delicious bread at beloved institution A1. For little more than the change in your pocket, you can walk out of this always-bustling bakery with freshly made flatbread scattered with za'atar, pillowy halloumi-filled pies, and juicy chicken tawouk wraps overflowing with crunchy pickles and garlic sauce.
643-645 Sydney Rd, Brunswick
From elegant interiors to an impressive offering of artisanal treats, there's a lot of love about this bayside cafe come bakehouse. Before you've even set foot inside The Hamptons Bakery, the smell of fresh bread lures you in. Serving up modern brunch plates with a focus on its in-house bread and pastries, this Hampton's foodie oasis is all about our three favourite things: good food, good coffee, and good vibes.
427 Hampton St, Hampton
If there is one thing that needs to be fresh - it's pastries. Flakey on the outside and soft buttery goodness on the inside, a great pastry can brighten even the somberest of moods. If you're in need of a sugar fix, Monforte Viennoiserie has you covered with their rotating assortment of sweet, melt in your mouth bites. Choosing only local organic ingredients like butter from Bellarine Peninsula's LardAss, flavour explosions like their honey, sea salt and chocolatine croissants are born.
585 Canning St, Carlton North
Joining the cafe ranks in Malvern's East is the newest project from the team behind Bentwood, Glovers Station, and My Other Brother. Serving up doughy snacks and Inglewood Coffee, Juliette Coffee & Bread is a peachy pink paradise for bread lovers. Sweet treats like Nutella donuts tease you from the counter while fresh, crusty loaves decorate the walls behind the state of the art coffee machines. While their takeaway model was a serious drawcard throughout COVID, there are a couple of seats out the front for you to enjoy your coffee too.
360 Wattletree Rd, Malvern East
All you need is a love of carbs to join this particular club, where the rewards are awe-inspiring breads, pastries, and pies. The two Frenchmen behind the venture have worked e at Vue de Monde, Woodfrog Bakery, Tivoli Road Bakery and Baker D. Chirico. Classic sourdough and baguettes are a given, while creative turns results in delights like Banana Split croissants, toffee custard doughnuts and saffron buns. Park yourself in Bread Club’s soothing mint-green space for a leisurely breakfast or lunch alongside Inglewood coffee. Savoury options include Persian potato salad baguettes, Croatian pork and pickled cabbage sandwiches, and kolokythopita-inspired pies filled with zucchini, mint and feta.
558 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne
With several shop fronts around Melbourne, we sleep easy knowing that a Rustica Sourdough isn’t too far away. Half bakery, half café, Rustica is responsible for some of the best sandwiches we’ve ever tasted. There’s no doubt that the bread at Rustica is the star of the show (the olive with fresh basil is our favourite) but they also do a mean pastry – the offering changes daily.
Fitzroy, Hawthorn and Melbourne CBD
Another café that errs on the side of bakery is Chez Dré. Tucked down a little alleyway, you’ll find a ridiculously good café and an excellent bakery all in one. On the bakery side of things, Chez Dré offers pastries and sandwiches to takeaway. If you nip around the corner to its sister venue, Bibelot, you’ll be able to get baked goods that lean more towards ‘dessert’.
285-287 Coventry Street, South Melbourne
Tapping into our nostalgia is Cremorne Street Bakers, who put a modern spin on time-worn favourites in cakes like Anzac caramel slice, chocolate whisky cake and sour cherry pie. They supply many of Melbourne’s favourite cafés, but now with their own storefront, you can drop by and peruse their whole collection before leaving with a slice or three of the good stuff.
The innovative team have also recently launched Cremorne Street Hampers, a luxe gifting service full of yummy treats from the iconic bakery and other local suppliers. Including chocolates from Cremorne neighbours Hey Tiger, ceramics from Armadale’s made and more, homecooked meals from Pearsons and Gron Haus, handmade body products from the Grampians Goods Co and botanical skincare from Myrtle & Moss. So, if you're looking for the perfect 'just because' gift - look no further than Cremorne Street Hampers.
135 Cremorne Street, Cremorne
Obviously Lune needs no introduction, it’s Lune after all; the home of the best croissant in the world. Owner Kate Reid reverse engineered the croissants from Paris that she was obsessing over to come up with her own. Acquiring a Lune croissant requires commitment; lines are often long and they always sell out. There are eleven different flavours to choose from, but the classic is still our favourite.
119 Rose Street, Fitzroy
Agathé Pâtisserie has earned itself a near cult-like following. No trip to the South Melbourne Market is complete without stopping by Agathé’s little stand to get your hands on a chocolate croissant (or three.) Demand is high, and stock is always limited, so get in early. Better yet, order online to avoid disappointment.
South Melbourne Market: 322 Coventry Street, South Melbourne
Baker D. Chirico
It’s with good reason that people flock to Baker D. Chirico for their loaves and pastries. The three venues around inner-Melbourne supply discerning carb-lovers and restaurants alike. While there’s no question that bread is their specialty, we also highly recommend, nay, we insist you grab a tart while you’re there.
Carlton, St Kilda, and South Yarra
Tivoli Road in South Yarra offers the perfect bread and coffee pit-stop. There’s a small brunch offering, but for the most part, bread is where it’s at. There’s an extensive range of all the usuals, as well as gluten-free options. All freshly baked on site, head in early and your loaf will still have that heavenly ‘just baked’ feel.
3 Tivoli Road, South Yarra
Not your average bakery, Noisette in Bentleigh and Port Melbourne opts for a sleek shop front and French-chic interior. Home to a fifth-generation baker, you know you’re in safe hands at this Melbourne bakery. You’ll find a fifty-fifty split between bread and sweets; the traditional French macarons are a must.
Bentleigh and Port Melbourne
Sitting on Scotchmer Street, Dench Bakers is a firm local favourite. Part café, part bakery, it’s the perfect spot to grab breaky and a loaf. For those that know their wholewheat from their light rye, you won’t be disappointed with their varied offering. Regardless of what you order, you better take a vegemite scroll for the road.
109 Scotchmer Street, Fitzroy North
For those with food intolerances, you are in luck! Mr Nice Guy’s BakeShop is allergy friendly with a variety of egg-, dairy-, lactose-, gelatine-, gluten-, soy- and wheat-free creations. Their cupcakes are the highlight but that’s not to say their bread is anything to be sneezed at. With a strong preference for kosher, locally sourced ingredients, this is your ultimate ethical bakery.
151 Union Road, Ascot Vale
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