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HOT: Candied Bakery, 81a Hudsons Rd, Spotswood

Candied Bakery in Spotswood is a bakery and café that’s a direct thumb-your-nose at those I Quit Sugar acolytes. If you’re quitting sugar then steer clear – there’s too much temptation inside. If, one other hand, you are unabashedly NOT quitting sugar then Candied Bakery is a place where sweet tooths die and go to heaven. […]

HOT: Éclair Affair High Tea, Lobby Lounge, The Westin Melbourne, 250 Collins St, Melbourne

Melbourne offers a high tea option for just about every sweet desire and The Westin Melbourne has just launched an afternoon tea service which pays homage to buttery, fluffy, choux pastry – it’s an Eclair Affair! I was invited to sample Éclair Affair and settled myself into a fat leather chair one sunny afternoon while […]

HOT: Tea Alchemy, Travelling Samovar, 412 Rathdowne Street, Carlton North

For people (like me) who designate themselves as a tea drinker rather coffee drinker, Travelling Samovar is your one-stop shop for all things tea. So I was intrigued to see that they were hosting an afternoon tea exploring different brewing techniques with matched savoury and sweet treats. And it was one of the rare events […]

HOT: Jam and Cream, 1 Orr Street, Heidelberg Heights

If you’re looking for a place with crafty retro charm, Jam and Cream cafe is well worth the drive to suburban Heidelberg. You’re welcomed into the double-fronted entrance by a mint vintage bike leaning on a picket fence – and then everywhere you turn it’s cuteness. You can choose between sitting in the indoor area, replete with tables decoupaged […]

HOT: Last Minute Christmas Treats

If you’ve left it too late to do your Christmas baking then help may be at hand! For Christmas puddings This year RSPCA are doing some fantastic puddings and cakes for Christmas with proceeds going towards helping animals across Victoria. The puddings are handmade in Australia by Pudding Lane, an award-winning bakery and the team behind Jamie Oliver’s Christmas puddings. They were recently […]

NOT: Park Hyatt Afternoon Tea, 1 St Andrews Pl, Melbourne

Let me say at the outset the reason this review is a NOT is not because the Park Hyatt‘s afternoon tea is bad. Unfortunately it just pales in comparison with some of the other afternoon teas I’ve sampled in Melbourne, such as those with an expansive dessert buffet or presented in an unusual location or […]

HOT: LuxBite Tea Set for Two, 38 Toorak Rd, South Yarra

Afternoon tea is my favourite meal of the day and the South Yarra patisserie LuxBite are offering possibly the most affordable afternoon tea in town. The LuxBite Tea Set for Two includes two drinks, four macarons, two cakes and two sandwiches of the day for $48.  As you can choose your drinks, macarons and cakes from their […]

HOT: High Tea at the Library, Cowen Gallery, State Library, 328 Swanston St, Melbourne

The State Library of Victoria is not a place you often associate with afternoon tea (more like invigilators saying ‘no food or drink in the library please’) so I was really interested to discover that they are holding high teas in the Red Rotunda of the Cowen Gallery. Never knew that the State Library had galleries? Neither did […]

HOT: Travelling Samovar, 412 Rathdowne St, North Carlton

After years, nay decades, of being a coffee-mad town, Melbourne seems to have really started embracing the ancient ritual of tea-drinking with specialist tea shops starting to pop up. The latest addition is Travelling Samovar, a beautifully decorated and cosy tea house in North Carlton. The two-roomed shop feels part Middle Eastern, part Asian and part […]

HOT: Alice Nivens, Shop 13 Port Phillip Arcade, 228 Flinders Ln, Melbourne

Who doesn’t love Christmas and storybook characters? Well, next Thursday 25 July, Alice in Wonderland themed CBD cafe Alice Nivens is holding a special ‘Christmas in July’ day of sweets, treats and other festivities. The bolthole cafe is hidden in a rather ugly flourescent-lit arcade between Flinders Street/Flinders Lane and you’ll recognise it by the […]

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