Mille & B Patisserie
Take coffee and cake to the next level at Carlton’s mouth-watering Mille & B Patisserie, where the most difficult decision you’ll have to make is which house-made daily edition crepe cake to try first.
Shop 3/28 Bouverie Street, Carlton. milleandb.com.au
La Belle Miette
Dessert enthusiasts; listen up. If you’re looking for Melbourne’s go-to macaron master, La Belle Miette is your maker. They’ve been described as “better than Paris” by The Guardian food critic Dan Lepard, and Conde Nast Traveler has even ranked them among the most delicious in the world. Fleur de sel caramel (AKA salted caramel), violet and blueberry, and the single-origin Madagascan chocolate are so good you won’t be able to stop at just one.
Multiple locations. labellemiette.com.au
Fall eclair over tart for the sweet selection of petit fours, French breads and house-baked quiches at Geelong bakehouse Le Fournil, made using the highest-quality locally sourced ingredients.
90 Pakington Street, Geelong West. lefournilfrenchbakery.com.au
As well as crafting some of Melbourne’s best sourdough breads, Matisse artisan bakery and patisserie has also mastered the art of gluten-free baking. Their range of gluten-free breads is so good you wouldn’t even know there’s something missing. Matisse is also a go-to for some of the city’s best and most authentic pastries. Try sultana escargots and cinnamon scrolls to classic brioche buns.
161 Chesterville Road, Moorabbin. mattisse.com.au
You’d have to have been living under a rock if you haven’t head of Lune Croissant. The now-famous croissanterie went from a hole-in-the-wall pastry shop in Elwood in 2012 to a sprawling Fitzroy warehouse where people queue up around the corner for one of its epic croissant creations. Started by a former Formula 1 aerodynamicist and her hospitality entrepreneur husband, Lune is pastry perfection rolled up into some of the city’s best, flakiest and most beautifully buttery croissants, cruffins and twice-baked cookies.
119 Rose Street, Fitzroy and Shop 16, 161 Collins St, CBD. lunecroissanterie.com
Le Petit Gateau
If you're looking for melt-in-the-mouth shortcrust pastry and the most irresistible selection of decadent delights, look no further than Le Petit Gateaux. Stop in at this popular city cakerie for a coffee and afternoon mille feuille, treat yourself to tea and a slice of brownie passionfruit chocolate gateau or grab a box of mix-and-match mini cakes to go. With an impressive array of tarts and sweet treats made on-site, daily, this is one of the CBD's go-to gateau dealers.
458 Little Collins Street. racv.com.au/le-petit-gateau