If you have a look at my Instagram you may get the idea that I love a sweet treat, and well, love is an understatement, I’d say I have a bit of a sugar addiction. Every time I come across a great little bakery, cake or sweet shop, I have to stop in and buy something. I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite places to satisfy my sugar cravings.
Burch and Purchese Sweet Studio
647 Chapel Street
South Yarra Vic 3141
This is hands down my favourite sweet stop in Melbourne. Everything from those delicious cake cylinders to those amazing PBJ Wheels. The mix of flavours in every single creation is just perfect, in some cases flavours I would never think go together, when put in the hands of Burch and Purchese it just works. I have nothing but praise for everything they do. If you haven’t tried it yet, make you’re way down to Chapel Street and give it a crack. You won’t regret it.
Prior to my sons birth my husband and I regularly hit up some of Melbourne’s best restaurants, however since his birth it’s become difficult to get out as often as we used to. Once a foodie, always a foodie, so although I can’t enjoy a great dinner as regularly as I used to, I’ve become a huge fan of the brunch/lunch scene and any kind of eatery where I can bring along my son. I tend to go out for lunch a couple of times a week and I love to try different places each time, so at the end of every week i’ll let you know about the great places I visited in my foodie corner.
I love finding new places to eat, so if you have any suggestions for places I should try I’d love to hear about them.
Don’t Tell Charles
Vue Apartment Building
70 Speakmen Street Kensington, VIC 3031
Hidden away on the ground floor of the Vue Apartment Building is this little gem. Don’t tell Charles specialises in desserts, but also offers a light lunch for those who don’t want something sweet. I met a friend here for morning tea and I have to admit, when it came time for me to order, I stood in front of the dessert cabinet and really had no idea what to get, I literally wanted to try everything. In the end I settled on the Raspberry and Brownie Cheesecake and it didn’t disappoint. It was a little chocolate pot filled with raspberry cheesecake and them midway through the cheesecake I hit gold in the form of chocolate brownie pieces. I loved it so much that on my way out I went to buy one more for the road and was devastated when they told me they had sold out for the day.
I will definitely come back here and next time I want to try and get in for one of their iconic high tea’s. This is one of my top 5 dessert spots in Melbourne.