TIVOLI ROAD BAKERY

South Yarra almost seems spoilt for choice when it comes down to satisfying a sugar craving and Tivoli Road Bakery is one of those spots you can count on to do just that. Owned and run by husband and wife team Michael and Pippa James, this beautifully fitted out bakery and cafe is known for its fresh artisanal breads, its deliciously sweet morning buns and salted caramel donuts, as well as its simply good Small Batch coffee and cold drip. 

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BEATRIX CAFE AND BAKE-A-WAY

Remember those old cookbooks that your Mother and Grandmother had lying around in the kitchen? The kind that included nostalgia inducing recipes for a Classic Victoria Sponge, Strawberry and Cream Gâteau or Butter Cake? I remember one in particular that carried the simple title “The Best of Baking” by Hamlyn publications. I would so often flick through these pages in the kitchen, wondering which delicious cake or biscuits my Mum would bake next.

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ZUMBO PÂTISSERIE

Sydney based pâtissier Adriano Zumbo and his successful chain of pâtisseries across Sydney had Melbourne sweet-tooths drooling over the news that this enterprise was making its way to their neighbourhood. Zumbo is the real life Willy Wonka. As soon as you walk into the shop, you suddenly feel like you’ve entered an imaginarium of colours, zany flavours and whimsical gateaux that look like intricate ornaments. 

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