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My Best Chocolate & Patisserie Shops in Melbourne

Melbourne is renowned for having a strong food culture and our top chocolate and patisserie stores don’t disappoint. This is a list of some of my favourite boutiques from bakers and patissiers through to chocolatiers and ice creameries. This list is by no means Cacao-Fine-Chocolates-&-Patisserie-Eclair-Boxexhaustive, and you will find there are always new food treasures in Melbourne waiting to be discovered.

 

Cacao Fine Chocolates & Patisserie
Cacao are well known for their jewel-like chocolates and innovative patisserie products including a modern range of éclairs and petit gateaux. A delicious array of macarons with many flavours come out monthly. All stores have seating and they have a new concept store – Cacao Lab recently opened in Melbourne CBD.

Contact:
52 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda
Open: 7 Days
Website

 

Chez Dre
A modern French patisserie with an à la carte menu catering for both savoury and sweet. Chez Dre are well known for their beautiful flavour and texture combinations in their petit gateaux and éclairs.

Contact:
Rear of 285-287 Coventry Street, South Melbourne
Open: 7 Days
Website

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Lux Bite
A full range of macarons and a mouth-watering display of petit gateaux incorporating both traditional Asian and French flavours greet you in-store. Lux Bite’s products demonstrate amazing attention to detail with their finishing. Don’t pass up trying the famous MasterChef Australia Lollybag cake!

Contact:
38 Toorak Road, South Yarra
Open: 7 Days
Website

 

Adriano Zumbo Patissier
Adriano’s name speaks for itself and this modern Melbourne patisserie will not disappoint. Head Pastry Chef for the Melbourne store, Daniel Texter, has worked together with Zumbo to create the unique Melbourne menu both placing their own flare and input on the delicate range of petit gateaux, entremets and macarons. Continue to expect quirky flavour combinations that Zumbo is famous for.

Contact:
14 Claremont Street, South Yarra
Open: 7 Days
Website

 

Burch & Purchase Sweet Studio
B&P Sweet Studio has one of my favourite shop fit-outs with a very feminine touch that carries through to their innovative range of products including entremets, petit gateaux, verrines and éclairs. They are also well known for their dessert nights.

Contact:
647 Chapel Street, South Yarra
Open: 7 Days
Website

 

Le Petit Gateaux
Headed up by French pastry chef Pierrick Boyer, this French-style patisserie has a range of beautiful products with classic flavours with a modern twist. Well known for their delicious passionfruit brownie gateaux.

Contact:
458 Little Collins Street, Melbourne
Open: Monday to Friday
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La Belle Miette
It’s all about the macaron at this French style store. With its beautiful fit-out and delicious range of macarons greeting you when you walk through the door, you could be mistaken for thinking you are in Paris. The packaging alone turns a simple macaron into an extravagant gift.

Contact:
30 Hardware Lane, Melbourne
Open: 7 Days
Website

 

Mornington Peninsula Chocolates
This popular chocolate shop is well worth the drive, just over an hour out of Melbourne. Isilda and Milton, owners of this peninsula gem have created a niche in the market with their spectacular shop and product to match. Milton’s creativity shines through with his beautifully coloured chocolate figurines.

Contact:
45 Cook Street, Flinders
Open: Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
Website

 

Brunetti
The iconic Carlton based patisserie sells mainly traditional Italian fare. The sheer volume of product and customers alone makes this worth a look. They create a large range of biscuits, chocolates, gateaux, Danish and croissants. Most famous for their pastries.

Contact:
380 Lygon Street, Carlton
Open: 7 days
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Tivoli Road Bakery
A rustic fit-out with an open kitchen, tucked into a side street in one of Melbourne’s hottest suburbs, South Yarra. This bakery is well known for its sourdough bread, Danish and salted caramel doughnuts. They often sell out early so don’t be late.

Contact:
3 Tivoli Road, South Yarra
Open: 7 days
Website

 

Lune Croissanterie
Traditional French Viennoiserie with a full range of delicious croissants, Danishes and cruffins, a combination of croissant and muffin. Make sure you’re early and be prepared to queue; it’s well worth the wait.

Contact:
29 Scott Street, Elwood
Open: Friday, Saturday & Sunday until sold out
Website

 

N2 Extreme Gelato
N2 were the first in Australia to open a nitrogen based ice cream store with a new range of flavours on the menu that change daily. The reasonably priced store is worth a look with an open kitchen enabling you to watch the science spectacular.

Contact:
329 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
Open: 7 days, 1pm – 11pm
Website

 

Koko Black
Koko Black’s store has an elegant ambiance that is reflected in their classic Belgian style chocolates. They also have a range of chocolate-inspired desserts available.

Contact:
Shop 4 Royal Arcade, 335 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Open: 7 days
Website

 

Gelato Messina

Gelato Messina
Gelato Messina features beautiful flavour combinations in a wide range of gelato and sorbet. The quality of ingredients used by Nick Palumbo and team shines through and his salted caramel gelato is not to be missed. Nick’s gelato cakes are legendary, including his black forest gelato bomb presented on MasterChef Australia.

Contact:
237 Smith Street, Fitzroy
Open: 7 days, 12pm to late
Website

 

Baker D. Chirico
Baker D. Chirico has won numerous awards and accolades for its unique shop design in the Carlton store. Daniel Chirico’s baked wares are equally impressive from his artisan sourdough through to his French pastries.

Contact:
178 Faraday Street, Carlton
Open: Tuesday to Sunday
Website

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