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The 5 Best Pastries in Melbourne: A Comprehensive Guide

Jul 25, 2022

The best pastries in Melbourne: a comprehensive guide

If you're looking for the best pastries in Melbourne, look no further! This comprehensive guide will show you all the best places to find delicious and decadent pastries. From croissants to doughnuts, we have got you covered.

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So what are you waiting for? Start indulging in the best pastries Melbourne has to offer!

Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart

An Australian favourite, this popular spot specialises in cheese tarts, freshly baked on-site daily! Inspired by the distinct cheesy taste of Hokkaido dairy, these tarts are made with a rich and creamy filling that is absolutely divine! The tart plays on texture, combining a crispy outer base and a decadent, gooey filling. There are a range of flavours on offer, such as chocolate, salted caramel, yuzu, popcorn butterscotch and strawberry. However, be sure to try the original flavour as well - it's simply irresistible.

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Bakemono Bakers

Bakemono Bakers' pastries are made in-house, with seasonal ingredients (such as blackberries, rhubarb and peaches), local ingredients (like flour from the Yarra Valley) and organic ingredients. Munch on Japanese and Korean-inspired treats like cream puffs, éclairs and choux buns, created with traditional French techniques. They also offer a wide selection of crispy, layered croissants! From almond & yuzu to chocolate to ham & cheese, they have everything to satisfy your sweet and savoury cravings. Make sure to take home a Shokupan loaf!


If you're in the mood for a delicious croissant, Lune is the place to go. Known as the best croissanterie in the world, there are always lines outside the store of people waiting for its flaky and buttery pastries, and they do not disappoint. A personal favourite is the lemon cruffin, filled with house-made lemon curd, citrus sugar and candied lemon zest. Don't even get us started on the perfect layers that constitute each croissant. If you visit their Fitzroy venue, you'll be able to look into "the cube", Lune's glass-panelled raw pastry kitchen, and watch the chefs folding away. This is a venue worth travelling for.

To Be Frank

For something a little different, head to To Be Frank. This unique cafe specialises in doughnuts that are made with brioche dough. They have a range of inventive flavours on offer, from matcha to orange blossom. You won't be able to resist these one-of-a-kind treats!


Agathe is perfect if you're looking for an elegant pastry. Their pain au chocolat is melt-in-your-mouth good, and their almond croissants are also worth trying. If you're feeling adventurous, order the kouign amann - it's a traditional Breton pastry that is absolutely delicious.

So there you have it! These are just some of the best places to find the quality pastries that'll make you come back running for more. Want to join the Liven community of fabulous foodies just like you? find out more here.