Flour Drum: A vibrant Asian fusion cafe in Newtown

Flour Drum is a quirky cafe in Newtown that serves a range of high quality, home made dishes in a warm, welcoming setting. Their daily menu features in-season produce paired with the finest locally sourced ingredients. Flour Drum is created by a trio of friends, Chris, John and Victor, who shared the vision of creating…… Continue reading Flour Drum: A vibrant Asian fusion cafe in Newtown

Gelato Messina: Decadent gelato and cakes

Gelato Messina is probably the most famous ice cream parlour in Australia, known for high quality and delicious ice cream as well as their decadent weekly specials. I have been to the Fitzroy Messina countless times (often for a sneaky snack after brunch) and this post will go through my last three orders from this…… Continue reading Gelato Messina: Decadent gelato and cakes

Adriano Zumbo: The dessert king in Melbourne

Adriano Zumbo, is probably Australia’s most recognisable dessert and pastry king, known for his macaron tower that starred on Masterchef years ago. Since then, he has expanded his stores from Sydney to Melbourne and being huge fans, we have visited this store many times for a variety of occasions and treats and will share them…… Continue reading Adriano Zumbo: The dessert king in Melbourne

Passiontree Velvet: Affordable High Tea in Macquarie

Passiontree Velvet is a teahouse and patisserie chain serving a range of cakes, high teas and desserts. I visited the Macquarie store to celebrate a friends birthday and ordered the Duchess full high tea which at $35, is very affordably priced compared to normal high teas that start from $50pp which is their flagship high…… Continue reading Passiontree Velvet: Affordable High Tea in Macquarie

Hopetoun Tea Rooms: An old heritage Victorian classic cake parlour

Hopetoun Tea Rooms is the original cake and patisserie store on the Melbourne dessert scene, is known for its old school charm and has what are probably the most photographed windows in Melbourne. There is almost always a line to dine in and it was no different when we went on a weekend for lunch…… Continue reading Hopetoun Tea Rooms: An old heritage Victorian classic cake parlour

Black Star Pastry: Famous for their strawberry watermelon cake (and so much more)

Black Star Pastry is a famous pastry and bakery shop that started in Newtown, but now has opened to Kinokuniya Books in The Galeries in the Sydney CBD. We have been to the one in Newtown, which also serves savoury dishes and pastries, and now decided to check out the one in the city. We…… Continue reading Black Star Pastry: Famous for their strawberry watermelon cake (and so much more)

Uncle Tetsu: Japanese cheesecake heaven

Uncle Tetsu is a Japanese Cheesecake shop in the Sydney CBD that opened last year and sparked what could not be described as anything less than a frenzy! The lines were so long that it was nigh impossible to get your hands on one of their yummy cheesecake and tart creations! We waited until the…… Continue reading Uncle Tetsu: Japanese cheesecake heaven

Koi Dessert Bar: Intricate dessert creations from a Masterchef

Koi Dessert Bar is a restaurant and dessert bar by the Poernomo Brothers, in particular Reynold of Masterchef fame, dubbed the “Dessert King”. Koi is a two story restaurant with the dessert patisserie downstairs and the dining room upstairs, where guests can choose from savoury dishes as well as a dessert degustation menu. We had…… Continue reading Koi Dessert Bar: Intricate dessert creations from a Masterchef

Bibelot: The ultimate dessert and ice cream parlour

Bibelot is a dessert parlour in South Melbourne that specialises in a range of delicate cakes and tarts, macarons and chocolate bon bons and artisan creations. We had heard great things about this place, whose desserts are stocked by Chez Dre and Calia, so were keen to check it out. We ordered the gourmandise dessert…… Continue reading Bibelot: The ultimate dessert and ice cream parlour