Best patisseries in Melbourne to indulge in

close up of three lemon tarts

Alice Piper

Posted August 02, 2022

From croissants and speciality cakes to lemon tarts, here are the best patisseries in Melbourne to satisfy your sweet tooth. 

When we think of a great patisserie in Melbourne, what often springs to mind is the flaky, buttery pastry of a golden croissant, the sheen of a glossy petit four, or the skill required for the perfect Pâte à Choux – hard to believe they all started as a bit of butter, eggs, flour, and milk.  

Like at a bakery, finding the perfect sweet treat at a patisserie is an intrinsic part of Melbourne’s iconic foodie scene and can feel like you’ve struck gold. Get ready for some sweet satisfaction, because these are the patisseries in Melbourne you simply must try. 

Best patisseries in Melbourne

Agathé Patisserie

64/322 Coventry St, South Melbourne, 3205

The ethos of Agathé Patisserie is ‘all good things are pure and simple’, and it could not ring truer at this South Melbourne institution. 

The buttery, flaky pastry that melts in the mouth with every bite of one of their croissants is the product of rigorous process – leaving the croissants out for 24 hours to let the dough rest and the yeast ferment, enabling the butter to develop a flavour closer to cultured butter.

“I just love that something we create from bare basics can give so much happiness to people,” says Agathe, owner of Agathé Patisserie. “Especially recently, we’ve noticed our customer base has extended a lot, which means we must be doing something right!”

“Everyone comes and just wants to enjoy good pastries.”

With specialty flavours like raspberry, chocolate, coffee, and pandan-infused croissants, cakes and tarts featuring flavours like matcha, as well as cruffins filled with Nutella or salted caramel piped fresh to order, there is something for every type of pastry lover. 

Le Petit Gâteau 

458 Little Collins St, Melbourne CBD, 3000

Le Petit Gâteau is a favourite among the Melbourne CBD crowd, largely thanks to the patisserie’s specialty cakes, fluffy croissants and chocolate delights made fresh daily.

With creations like a delectable lemon tart, hazelnut mille feuille, or the brownie passionfruit chocolate gateau made from choc pecan brownie base, crunchy almond hazelnut praline, passionfruit custard, milk choc mousse, dark choc glaze, and mango jelly, perfection is a word that firmly belongs at Le Petit Gâteau.  

If you’re keen on seeing the masters at work, the wide viewing window in the patisserie lets you watch Le Petit Gâteau's master bakers create their magnificent treats.

Get a glimpse inside the sweet life of bakers at Le Petit Gâteau patisserie

Tarts Anon

29A Gwynne St, Cremorne, 3121

When former head pastry chef of Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, Gareth Whitton, found himself without a job in 2020, he decided to launch his own tart business, Tarts Anon. 

At Tarts Anon, you’ll find classic flavours like a chocolate tart and caramel tart, both executed to precision thanks to Whitton’s training at fine dining restaurants, which sell out within minutes of being put on the shelf at their pick-up only shopfront in Cremorne. 

If you’re feeling adventurous, try the more contemporary flavours like a tiramisu tart, a smoked pecan and maple tart, a pumpkin spiced caramel tart and the carrot cake tart.  

Abla’s Patisserie

260 High St, Preston, 3072

A patisserie mixing French and Middle Eastern flair, Abla’s Patisserie is where you can get classically French cakes and biscuits, or some of the city’s best baklava.

In fact, Abla’s Patisserie won both first and second place in the Victorian Baklava Bake Off thanks to its mouth-watering nutty delights. But don’t forget the French side of things, because their airy mille fueille vanilla slice and chocolate cheesecake are well worth lining up for.

Zimt Patisserie

171 Union Rd, Surrey Hills, 3127

A patisserie with a difference, Zimt Patisserie in Surrey Hills pays homage to owner Michael Leidler’s Austrian roots, using traditional Austrian pastry methods to create hundreds of handmade products. 

“I love the ambience of the patisserie,” says Patisserie Manager Rachel Fleetwood. “We have such a loyal customer base, and even have people who drive all over Melbourne for our products.” 

With sweets items such as specialty cakes, macarons, tarts, and pastries, if you can’t decide which one to try, Zimt Patisserie even does a High Tea where you can taste them all.

“We make so many delicious pastries and cakes that it’s hard to stop at one,” Fleetwood says. “That’s why we really love our High Tea, because our customers get a real sense of just how amazing our pastries are because they’re able to sample a large selection.”

Don’t forget the more savoury items though, because the quiches, pies and savoury tarts are all handmade with French ‘butter puff’ pastry.

wall of pastries in a patisserie

Melbourne's patisseries are full of gourmet sweet treats and indulgent pastries. Image: Getty. 


Montano's Patisserie Cafe 

719-721 Mountain Hwy, Bayswater, 3153

Home to some of the city’s best Italian and Greek pastries and cakes, Montano’s Patisserie Café in Melbourne's east is the product of owners Nick and Helen being in the pastry business for more than 30 years, and it really shows.  

Montano’s Patisserie Café specialises in fresh croissants in serval flavours, jam filled doughnuts, flaky custard filled pastries, specialty cakes like orange and almond or rich dark chocolate, biscotti, cannoli, banoffee pie, and so much more. 

Monforte Viennoiserie

585 Canning St, Carlton North, 3054

This tiny two-metre-by-five-metre patisserie has become a favourite among those in Carlton and surrounds since it opened in 2020, and with classics like a pains au chocolat, as well as more obscure pastries like a honey and sea salt croissant, it’s not hard to see why. 

Depending on the day, Monforte Viennoiserie might be serving something sweet such as a classic chocolate, or it could be doing more savoury options like an asparagus, goat’s curd, preserved lemon and hazelnut, or a guanciale, parmesan and thyme.

For those who are coeliac or gluten intolerant, you’re covered at this patisserie with options like ginger brownies or strawberry-yuzu muffins.

Lune Croissanterie 

119 Rose St, Fitzroy, 3065 and Shop 16, 161 Collins St, Melbourne, 3000

No list is complete without Lune Croissanterie, home to some of Melbourne’s best croissants, with most of them flying out the door at both Fitzroy and Melbourne CBD stores before noon. 

Taking three days to produce from start to finish, all of Lune Croissanterie's croissants are made in a climate-controlled lab to ensure those golden layers of buttery goodness are made to perfection. 

Along with the favourites like a lemon curd croissant and the almond croissant, try the Tiramisu croissant, a pudding-style pastry filled with a coffee-soaked savoiardi biscuit and coffee caramel, finished with mascarpone cream and dusting of Mörk cocoa powder.

chefs folding layers of pastry

Lune's croissants take three days to make from start to finish. Image: Josie Withers, Visit Victoria.



285-287 Coventry St, South Melbourne, 3205

Bibelot is like the high fashion house of patisseries, with immaculate cakes, tarts and pastries that look like something straight out of a magazine. 

Not only is Bibelot a noteworthy patisserie, it’s also an espresso bar, gelateria, café, chocolate shop and 'library', where you can watch the chocolatiers tempering chocolate for delicious pastries.  

You’ll find perfect eclairs, citron tarts, whisper-thin sablé biscuits and tuiles, as well as macarons displayed in a seven-metre glass-and-marble counter. 

Or, if you’re after a pastry to defy everything you thought could be done with golden layers of butter and flour, go for the passionfruit and mango St Honoré, a cloud of mango Chantilly atop a puff of golden pastry, topped with vanilla marshmallows and a gold leaf-cornered passionfruit pastille.

Cannoli Bar 

23 Riviera Rd, Avondale Heights, 3034

Acclaimed as one of the best cannoli producers in Melbourne, this family run cannoli bar in Melbourne's north-west is giving locals and travellers alike an authentic taste of Italy. 

Owners and friends, Carlo Mellini and Anthony Calenda, who migrated to Australia as children, have Mellini's parents running the kitchen, with his mum taking care of the savoury items, while his Sicilian-born pastry chef father handles the cannoli using a recipe handed down to him by his father. 

Make sure you try the sweetened ricotta and mascarpone cannoli with lemon, decorated with choc chips and pistachio, or go for more modern flavours like Oreo, Nutella, tiramisu or lemon meringue. 

Other notable patisseries in Melbourne: 

  • Monarch, St Kilda 

  • Dana’s Patisserie, Balaclava 

  • Lux Bite, South Yarra

  • La Belle Miette, Melbourne CBD, Richmond, and Chadstone