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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LUNE CROISSANTERIE

Early risers, this one’s for you! Nestled among the quiet residential streets of Elwood, at first glance it may appear unassuming, but don’t let the nondescript atmosphere deceive you. Lune Croissanterie has earned a reputation for selling the best, most flaky and perfect croissant in Melbourne - and they’re only around this neck of the woods for two more weeks before they move on up to Fitzroy (see blurb below)! 

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