11:14PMFriday Apr 18th, 2014

Take a Cake Tour on Acland Street, Melbourne

Travel71Melbourne is famous for its culinary delights and after a visit to the beautiful city you’ll know exactly why. On every corner you will find a range of cafes, restaurants, bistros and bars.

If you delve a little deeper and enter the little villages that surround the city and you’ll really get to grips with Melbourne’s history of fine food.

Strolling along Acland St in St Kilda, you’ll salivate at the huge number of cake shops, believes travel writer Danielle Wright.

According to Wright’s tour guide Emily Watters, first stop should be at Europa Cake Shop, a polish cake shop that has been in Acland Street for 30 years. Here you can sample a delicious Polish doughnut before moving on to some of the richer delights on offer in other stores.

Acland Continental Cakes is the place to sample some meringues or French gateaux over a glass of Champagne.

Another worthwhile stop is Le Bon, for its famous French vanilla slice, which is hugely popular with the locals.

If you don’t have enough time for a complete ‘foodie tour’ on Acland St, the one place to visit is Monarch Cake Shop, which began its roots in 1934. The ambience is charming and Polish baked cheesecake, based on a 100-year-old recipe, is like nothing you’ve ever tasted.

There are a number of top notch macaron makers located around the city too. If you haven’t already gone into sugar overload, Wright recommended sampling their wares as well when on your next trip to Melbourne.

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