HOT: Faraday’s Cage, 325-329 Gore Street, Fitzroy

Faraday’s Cage is the name of an enclosure used to block electric fields – as well as the name of a stunning warehouse cafe and artisan bakery in Fitzroy. John Petrou, a former electrical engineer, and his wife, have turned his passion for baking sourdough into their new project. Faraday’s Cage is a little off […]

Cake Bake & Sweets Show Melbourne – Giveaway!

Sweet tooths of Melbourne, your Christmas has come early. The Cake Bake and Sweets Show is rolling into the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre this Friday 23 October to Sunday 25 October. As the name suggests, the huge event is devoted to all things baking and cake decorating. There’s a line up of international and […]

HOT: Bread and Jam for Frances, 1/701 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn (enter via Linda Crescent or through Readings)

Melbourne Writer’s Festival starts tomorrow Thursday 20 August – Sunday 30 August so today I’m introducing you to a fabulous bookish cafe – Bread and Jam for Frances in Hawthorn. The cafe is named after the classic children’s book by Russell Hoban and Lillian Hoban and is attached to Readings Hawthorn, one of my Top 10 Best Children’s […]

HOT: Agathé Pâtisserie, Stalls 63 and 64, South Melbourne Market, cnr Coventry and Cecil Streets, South Melbourne

If you walked into South Melbourne Market last week your nose will have detected the new aroma of fresh, buttery pastry in the aisles. That’s because Agathé Pâtisserie, a Parisian-inspired patisserie and croissanterie, has just opened a permanent kitchen and retail store in South Melbourne Market. Agathé Kerr’s pastries have gained a cult following since she started […]

HOT: Adriano Zumbo Patissier, 12-14 Claremont St, South Yarra

Some days when I’m feeling blue, I thank god for Adriano Zumbo. His eponymous patisserie in South Yarra is a Willy Wonka riot of mirror, neon and cake and the long pastry cabinet never fails to lift my spirits. When faced with so many fantastical desserts it’s hard to know where to start. But if […]

HOT: Fancy Nance, 21 Daly St, South Yarra

If you like high tea then shoot down the rabbit hole into the Adriano Zumbo-created dessert wonderland called Fancy Nance. Fancy Nance is this famous patissier’s new high tea salon that’s named after his mother, Nancy. It occupies the site behind his eponymous patisserie on Claremont Street and is the former premises of George Calombaris’ Mama […]

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