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Melbourne’s Best Cake Shops for an Instant Sugar Hit

Satisfy your sweet tooth a visit to the most mouthwatering bakeries and best cake shops in Melbourne.

Holy Sugar

Looking for a cake that satisfies every sweet craving? Whether you’re looking for a custom wedding cake, or just a little treat to satisfy your sweet tooth, our selection of mouthwatering bakeries and the best cake shops in Melbourne is bound to deliver.

From humble neighbourhood locals to cult-status dessert stores, this city has it all! What are you waiting for? Treat yourself.

Co Bake Space

Co. Bake Space

Cake queens Alice (Miss Trixie Drinks Tea) and Alisha (Sweet Bakes) have joined forces to create Co. Bake Space, a pink paradise for sweet pop-ups and pick-ups.

The picture-perfect shop front, which looks like it was plucked from a Wes Anderson film, plays host to a colourful ensemble of creatives and food whizzes.

Think flower workshops and homewares sales, plus plates upon plates of freshly baked sweet treats and cakes available to purchase. It's new, but already coming in strong as one of the best cake shops in Melbourne.

Keep an eye on their Instagram page for all the details about upcoming events.

239 Swan Street, Richmond

Frank & Harri

Frank & Harri

For real food made from scratch, head to Frank & Harri. Baked goods, pastries and top-tier cakes are available in-store, with whole cakes and catering made to order too.

This local pâtisserie in the heart of Kew is all about making life that little bit sweeter. From traditional (think layered sponge with vanilla cream, lemon curd and piled high raspberries) to colourful and striking (hello, layered funfetti cake), Frank and Harri's beautiful celebration of these beloved desserts has earned their place on the best cake shops in Melbourne list. 

259 High Street, Kew

The French Lettuce

The French Lettuce 

If you're a baked cheesecake stan, you must pay a visit to The French Lettuce. With several locations in Melbourne, this premier cake shop has been serving up its delectable creations since the early 80s and has shown no signs of slowing down in popularity.

In-the-know Melburnians flock from far and wide to taste the traditional and modern Australian patisserie fare (aside from elegant celebratory cakes, they also have a vanilla slice that has been awarded 'best in Melbourne' by The Age). 

Family owned and operated, if you're after the most stunning wedding cake of your rose-hued dreams, or a birthday cake that will have your guests hovering back for seconds, The French Lettuce is where to go.

Carlton, Bulleen, Hurstbridge & Gleadell Street

Holy Sugar

Holy Sugar 

From the ashes of Melbourne’s lockdowns rises this phoenix of a dessert shop, Holy Sugar. Pâtissier Audrey Allard kept busy at home by whipping up delicious dessert boxes to send out to friends.

Word quickly spread about these heavenly treats, and thus began Holy Sugar’s cult following. These treats are a hot commodity and tend to sell out before you can say ‘best cake shops in Melbourne', so get in to the Northcote shopfront early if you want guaranteed satisfaction.

236 High Street, Northcote

Mali Bakes

Mali Bakes

Playful cakes crafted using bold flavours and unique designs piped to perfection, Mali Bakes has taken Melbourne by storm over the past few years.

With a striking retro aesthetic and unique flavour combos inspired by cookbooks of the 50s and 60s, Mali Bakes is a cake lover's wonderland.

Shop from customisable designs or get in touch with the team at Mali’s to create that extra-special custom cake of your dreams.

Sitchu Tip: Stop by the Thornbury studio on Saturday where cakes are available by the slice from 9am until sold out.

627 High Street, Thornbury  

Good Good Cake

Good Good Cake 

Good good... great! The cakes and treats from Melbourne-based Good Good Cake are made to order, catering to a variety of diets and appetites.

With design inspiration something akin to Marie Antoinette's levels of excess and beauty, cake maker and artist Pip knows how to whip up a charming confection of deliciousness, perfect for your next birthday celebration, engagement, new job sugar hit, or a baby shower gathering.

Choose from the menu on her website to create your custom flavour, or put your faith in Pip's talent (your tastebuds will thank you later), with flavour combinations like lavender and yuzu, and banana, caramel and peanut butter a delight for both taste and sight.

Place an order online here (best to give at least two weeks notice)

Pick-up from Preston HQ is preferred.

Miss Ladybird Cakes

Ladybird Cakes 

These baking wizards, known for their exquisite custom creations, make every element of their gorgeous cakes from scratch using local produce.

Choose from their menu of classic cakes, like the decadent Nutella chocolate cake, or build your own indulgence from over 20 flavours and decorative options including a selection of fresh flowers, macaroons and drizzles.

With gluten-free, vegan and a kids range on offer, there’s something for everyone at this Melbourne cake shop.

Pick up from Hawthorn, St Kilda or Hampton



Brunetti's old-world European charm and friendly atmosphere draw the crowds year-round as they serve up renowned Italian-inspired cakes decorated to perfection.

From classics like tiramisu and chocolate mousse to the deliciously decadent oro rocher, these bad boys are guaranteed to get Nonna’s seal of approval.

Pop in and pick up a same-day cake when you’ve forgotten about dinner with the in-laws, or order a custom creation for your next special occasion.

Melbourne & Brunswick

Miilk Cake Studio

Miilk Cake Studio

Miilk Cake Studio is taking us on a delectable journey through Asia's finest cake creations. It all started with the family-owned bakery in Singapore called Tong Ann Bakery; with Miilk Cake Studio the product of generations of bakers.

The cloud-like chiffon cakes have a melt-in-your-mouth texture and sumptuous taste, there are classic red velvet or vanilla lemon curd sponge cakes, a triple hojicha concoction that's smoky and a little bit nutty, and the Miilk Cloud cheesecake, with a beautifully airy and soufflé-like texture, topped with their signature Miilk cream.

No matter your preference, taking a bite of one of the cakes here will result in an experience your tastebuds won't soon forget. 

166 Swanston Street, Melbourne 

Black Star Pastry

Black Star Pastry 

Born in Sydney, cult-status Black Star Pastry quickly made an impression on Melburnians with Australia’s most Instagrammed desserts.

The famed strawberry watermelon cake is guaranteed to sell out daily, alongside other popular Black Star with flavours that include a pistachio lemon zen cake, a black sesame cheesecake, a raspberry lychee cake and a houjicha-flavoured Japanese black forest cake.

Gluten-free and vegan options are available too, just don't forget to take a pic before you take a bite!

Melbourne, St Kilda & Chadstone

Miss Trixie Drinks Tea

Miss Trixie Drinks Tea 

Miss Trixie’s sweet creations are vibrant and playful, screaming ‘I’m delicious!’ as they make any day – whatever the occasion – a celebration to remember.

Alice Bennett is the self-taught baker behind Miss Trixie, known for whipping up special occasion cakes to order as well as her whimsical range of  Message Cakes.

These seriously cute cakes are sure to put a smile on your dial, whether it’s a ‘Talk Thirty to Me’, ‘Peel Better’ or ‘Crazy Skittle Thing Called Love’ message of love.

Picks up at Co.Bake Space, 239 Swan Street, Richmond



Combining French techniques with Asian flavours, LuxBite creates cakes that are better described as conceptual modern art.

This fun-loving bakery finds inspiration in everything from Weiss Bars to classic confectionary, as seen in their seven-layer Lolly Bag Cake – made famous by its appearance on Masterchef.

With full-size Celebration Cakes and smaller treats from the Pâtisserie on offer, you’re guaranteed to bring the wow factor to any event with a cake from LuxBite.

Pick up from 38 Toorak Road, South Yarra

Millstone Patisserie

Millstone Patisserie

Owner and chef Alice Wright gave up her career in accounting to train at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and, when you see this glorious suburban cafe and pâtisserie, you’ll be glad she did.

Millstone’s creations are refined yet unpretentious, oozing with Parisien charm and stamped with Aussie simplicity. The cafe’s mouthwatering showcases are overflowing with golden pastries, elegant petit gâteau and whole cakes topped with vibrant fresh fruits and flowers.

Celebration cakes can be ordered as is or custom designed, with everything from sophisticated watercolour cakes in delicate pastel hues topped with macarons to more understated options like the spiced carrot cake with house-made honeycomb available.

10A Claremont Avenue, Malvern

Organised dessert from the best cake shops in Melbourne and looking to make your next celebration extra special? Make sure to read up on the best florists and best party venues around town.

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