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10 Best Places For Dessert In Melbourne, Australia - Updated 2020

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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 top 10 dessert places in Melbourne. Surely, we are all weak at the sight of carefully crafted chocolate cakes and delectable desserts. Read on to find out more.

1. Max Brenner

Max Brenner
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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 Chocolate and Other Desserts Walking Tour

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

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2. Brunetti

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Brunetti 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

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3. Koko Black

first attempt, pouring hot chocolate like latte art
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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

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4. Lux Bite

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“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

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5. Hopetoun Tearooms

Hopetoun Tea Rooms
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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

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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

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7. Bibelot

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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).

Bibelot

Address: 285-287 Coventry Street, South Melbourne 3205

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

Website: Bibelot

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8. Om Nom Dessert Bar

High tea at the Peninsula
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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 to impress your date with desserts that are truly artistic, you might think twice about eating them. 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

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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

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10. Ganache Chocolate

Chocolate Mousse with sponge and ganache icing - Ganache Chocolate
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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

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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!

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