12 Best Dessert Places In Melbourne, Australia - Updated 2023

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Looking to impress a loved one with some sweet treats in a nice place? Then look no further than this list of the best dessert places in Melbourne. Surely, we are all weak at the sight of carefully crafted chocolate cakes and delectable desserts. Don’t resist the craving and treat yourself to any of these good dessert places Melbourne has to offer! Read on to find out more.

Consider staying in one of the romantic hotels or boutique hotels so you’ll have more time to check out these dessert spots.

1. Max Brenner (from USD 66.0)

Max Brenner - Southbank
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Chocolate by the bald man! Indeed this is one place to go to for your chocolate fix. This place is definitely all about indulgence as you pore over the rows and rows of Max’s chocolate creations on display on the shelves and in the glass display counter. Who can resist? Choose amongst the huge chocolate bricks, the caramelized nuts, the chocolate thins and the crispy wafers. For eating in, you might consider the hot chocolate drink served in an artsy cup with waffles on the side and maybe a banana split for dessert.

Max Brenner

Address: Melbourne Central, Melbourne Central Shopping Centre, OE5/300 La Trobe St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Opening Hours: Sunday - Friday 9 am - 10 pm, Saturday 10 am - 12 midnight

Contact: +61 396624442

Website: Max Brenner

Melbourne Lanes & Arcades Chocolate and Dessert Walking Tour

Duration: 3 hours

211 reviews

2. Brunetti

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Our delectable Mother’s Day cake makes a wonderful gift for Mum. Expertly combining rose and chocolate flavours this...

Posted by Brunetti Oro 1956 on Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Level up your romantic weekend getaway by visiting Brunetti. This place can be described as a Pasticceria, Cafetteria, Paninoteca, Cioccolateria, Gelateria, Panetteria and Pizzeria, at least that is what they have on their Instagram bio. Certainly, one of the oldest iconic places in Australia, you can read all about its history on its website listed below. If you are looking for some classical Italian treats, then visit Brunetti for brunch or just for dessert. They also specialize in customized cakes and designs.

Brunetti Café at Myer Melbourne

Address: Myer Melbourne, 3/314-336 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Opening Hours: Everyday 9am to 7pm except Thursdays and Fridays from 9am to 9pm

Contact: +61 396611380

Website: Brunetti

3. Koko Black

Koko Blank Mocha
Source: Photo by Flickr user Hunter Nield used under CC BY-SA 2.0

Instead of getting holed up in your luxury Airbnb, try visiting the awesome Koko Black. This is what you need to know about Koko Black Hot Chocolates. They are blended and brewed over two hours to achieve their velvety texture and are made fresh daily using a well-balanced combo of cream, dark couverture chocolate and milk. You can have them in store or take away or you can even mix your own since the ingredients are also available in their online store.

Koko Black Melbourne Salon

Address: 52 Collins St, Melbourne, VIC 3000

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday from 8:30am to 6pm, Saturday from 10am to 6pm, Sunday from 11am to 6pm

Website: Koko Black

4. Lux Bite

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

LIMITIED EDITION Dedicated to the one you love: Lychee mousse, rose and lychee jelly, almond spong base. Preorder avoid disappointing! #luxbitevalentine

Posted by LuxBite on Tuesday, February 8, 2022

“Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.” – Ernestine Ulmer.

That will be the first quote you see the moment you hit up their website. Looking for a bite into decadence? Then look no further. Lux Bite has a variety of sweet treats including their famous Durian croissant (definitely an acquired taste); try their signature tea set, heavenly macarons and cute little patisseries.

Lux Bite Take Away Only

Address: 28, Katherine Place, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday from 10am to 6pm

Contact: +61 396299662

Website: Lux Bite

Lux Bite Flagship Patisserie Cafe

Address: 38 Toorak Rd, South Yarra, VIC, Australia

Opening Hours: Daily from 8am to 7pm

Contact: +61 398675888

Website: Lux Bite

5. Hopetoun Tearooms

Feast of the kings
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The Hopetoun Tearooms was named after its founder, Lady Hopetoun (wife of the First Victorian Governor), and to this day it still carries its proud teatime tradition within the historical Block Arcade that has been lovingly restored. They also serve gluten-free cakes including the white and dark chocolate mousse cake, chocolate strawberry swiss roll and all the cakes that are on display are available for takeaway or you can easily pre-order them. For tea time at Hopetoun Tearooms, reservations are required for High Tea, so be sure to arrive early as the place is always teeming with people and you can barely find yourself a seat.

Hopetoun Tearooms

Address: Shop 1 and 2, Block Arcade, 282 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC

Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 8am to 5pm, Sundays from 9am to 5pm

Website: Hopetoun Tearooms

6. Lindt Chocolate Café

Decor - Lindt Cafe, Melbourne
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What more can I say? Lindt Chocolat is synonymous with fine chocolate and skillful craftsmanship. Try their opera cake (layered cake of dark chocolate ganache, coffee buttercream and almond sponge) and pair it with their signature hot chocolate drink that comes with a small pot of freshly frothed milk and another of flowing milk or dark chocolate to be mixed to your heart’s content. That really made my Sunday afternoon in Melbourne.

Lindt Chocolate Café, Collins Street

Address: 271 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Opening Hours: Monday to Wednesday from 8:30am – 6:30pm, Thursday from 8:30am to 9pm and Saturday to Sunday from 9am to 6:30pm

Website: Lindt Chocolate Café

7. Bibelot

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Cheeky bubbles and delicious desserts! The perfect Bibelot Indulgence for Two! : @marcie.raw.studio

Posted by Bibelot on Thursday, October 22, 2020

Bibelot, a small object of curiosity, beauty or desire. That is definitely a fitting description to this establishment. With a gluten-free and nut-friendly selection of Petits Gâteaux, don’t forget to try their green tea and adzuki beans macarons, biscuits, variety of bonbons, gelato and sorbet. The list seems endless. If you cannot decide, why not bring some home to “share” (you know you’ll want them all).


Address: 285-287 Coventry Street, South Melbourne 3205

Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday from 10am – 6pm, Friday to Saturday from 10am – 10pm

Website: Bibelot

8. Om Nom Dessert Bar

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Available one day only! The Om Nom Christmas Bauble ​If you're dining with us for Christmas Day lunch you're in for a...

Posted by Om Nom Kitchen & Bar on Monday, December 16, 2019

With an amazing interior, you might not think that this is a dessert place, but it is both a dessert place and a bar! Located within the Adelphi Hotel, this is the perfect place for a date night with desserts that are truly artistic, you might think twice about eating them. You won’t be disappointed in whatever this dessert bar in Melbourne will offer you. Be sure to make reservations for High Tea. They also offer savory dishes, so be sure to look at their grazing menu and also try their remarkably delicious cocktails.

Om Nom Dessert Bar

Address: 187 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, VIC 3000

Opening Hours: Full dessert selection is available from 6pm - 10:30pm every Sunday to Thursday but from Friday to Saturday from 6pm - 11:30pm.

Website: Om Nom Dessert Bar

9. The Pancake Parlour

The It Pancake - Hot Buttered Walnuts and Banana - The Pancake Parlour Chadstone AUD16.10
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At the Pancake Parlour (since 1965), you can never get enough of pancakes. Choose amongst their Breakfast menu or pancake stacks (short stack, long stack or regular stack), savory pancakes, sweet pancakes and crepes, ice-cream or drinks. If you cannot decide, then try their Sweet Pancake Medley, so you can get a taste of four mini buttermilk pancakes, including fresh strawberries, salted caramel sauce with roasted almonds, raspberry and rhubarb, and their famous Alice in Wonderland - but this Sweet Pancake Medley is only for a limited time. They also have a gluten-free and vegan menu available. Hurry and visit now!

The Pancake Parlour

Address: (Level 3, next to cinemas), Melbourne Central, Cnr La Trobe St and Swanston St, Melbourne

Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday from 8am – Midnight, Friday and Saturday from 8am - 2am (Closed on Christmas Day)

Website: The Pancake Parlour

10. Ganache Chocolate (from USD 81.0)

Chocolate Mousse with sponge and ganache icing - Ganache Chocolate
Source: Photo by Flickr user Alpha used under CC BY-SA 2.0

Editor’s note: Establishment is permanently closed

Ganache Chocolate, located on Collins Street, can be found in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD between Elizabeth and Swanston Street. The chocolate lounge is the place to be for some mouth-watering goodies which are also available in the South Yarra lounge (daily delivery) along with tantalizing coffees, hot chocolates as well as light lunch options. You wouldn’t want to miss this.

Chocolate Lounge - Melbourne CBD

Address: 245 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000

Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday from 8am - 8pm, Friday from 8am - 11pm, Saturday from 9am - 11pm, Sunday from 10am - 6pm

Website: Ganache Chocolate

Melbourne Chocolate Tasting Walking Tour Including Arcades

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

3 reviews

11. Pidapipó Gelateria CBD

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

We’re making gelato tacos for the Tex Mex Takeover at @johnnysgreenroom next week with Casey Wall of @barliberty @...

Posted by Pidapipó on Sunday, March 28, 2021

Craving for some delicious cold gelato? Situated in the corner of Degraves Street lies Pidapipó Gelateria CBD. This is just the place to sate your craving for gelato and try out one of the best desserts Melbourne has to offer. It offers a wide variety of flavors from chocolate to cookies and cream as well as gelato cakes like Bacio Bombe, Peanut Butter Layer Cake, Passionfruit Layer Cake, and many more. This is a good dessert place in Melbourne.

Pidapipó Gelateria CBD

Address: 8 Degraves St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Website: Pidapipó Gelateria CBD

Opening hours: Mon - Wed: 2pm - 10pm; Thu - Sun: 12pm - 10pm

12. Lune Croissanterie

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Arne Jacobsen once said “a pastry usually tastes better if it looks nice” and Lune Croissanterie is a celebration of the beauty of one such pastry, the croissant. Neither a shop nor a factory, this establishment offers not only delicious croissants but also masterful designs that make the food appealing to both the eyes and tongue. You’re in for quite the treat with the beautiful and delicious pastries this place has to offer.

Lune Croissanterie

Address: Shop 16/161 Collins Street, Russell St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Website: Lune Croissanterie

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 8am - 3pm; Sat - Sun: 7:30am - 3pm

Get your just desserts

Tea rooms store front in Collins Street, Melbourne
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You did not do anything bad, so why fret? Enjoy the desserts served up in any of these 10 amazing dessert spaces. Bask in the ambience and relax with a whiff of fresh chocolate in the air. Do not just take pictures of your superb desserts but savor them as much as you can, each and every bite. Bon Appetit!

Be sure to check out some backpacker hostels and hotels with buffets for more accommodation options.

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