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15° & CLOUDY ON MONDAY 10 DECEMBER IN MELBOURNE
By Tom Clift
October 18, 2015
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The Best Dessert in Melbourne

Indulge your sweet tooth.
By Tom Clift
October 18, 2015
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  • BIBELOT

    A dessert lover's dream.

  • BISTRO VUE

    The piece of the Vue de Monde pie that's a little more casual (and affordable).

  • BURCH & PURCHESE SWEET STUDIO

    Just try to say no to a chocolate, coffee and mascarpone tube dessert.

  • CHEZ DRE

    A French-inspired cafe serving cakes, brunch and a killer chocolate croissant.

  • FANCY NANCE - CLOSED

    Adriano Zumbo cements his dessert dominion over South Yarra

  • GELATO MESSINA FITZROY

    How do you know it's summer? You're standing in the queue at Messina again, dummy.

  • MöRK CHOCOLATE BREW HOUSE

    It's a sensory explosion of smoke and spritz at Mörk's Chocolate Brew House.

  • N2 EXTREME GELATO MELBOURNE

    See the science of ice cream unfold in front of your eyes.

  • T BY LUXBITE

    Tarts, tarts and more tarts.

  • NEW MELBOURNE OPENINGS TO PUT IN YOUR DIARY

    The newbies we're counting the days for.

  • TEN PICKS FOR PIZZA IN MELBOURNE

    From giant pepperoni-topped slices to vegan rounds, we've got you covered.

  • MELBOURNE BREAKFAST SPOTS TO TRY

    Rise and shine, Melbourne — these are breakfasts worth getting up early for.

  • THE BEST RESTAURANTS FOR BIG GROUPS IN MELBOURNE

    These spots are large (and rowdy) enough to host all your mates for dinner.

  • MELBOURNE'S BEST HIGH TEAS FOR WHEN YOU WANT TO FEEL A LITTLE BIT FANCY

    From the gin-filled to the ultra decadent chocolate spreads, Melbourne's high tea scene is full of modern twists.

  • THE BEST WEEKDAY BREAKFAST SPOTS IN MELBOURNE'S CBD

    Never turn up to work hungry again.

  • MELBOURNE RESTAURANTS WHERE YOU CAN DINE AT THE BAR

    Take a seat up front, whether you're dining solo or finally having that long-delayed catch-up.

  • SIX KID-FRIENDLY SPOTS TO HIT WHEN EVERYONE'S FEELING HANGRY

    Calm the nerves and tanties and fill bellies at these spots for the fam.

  • WHERE TO ENJOY YOUR CHAMPAGNE TASTES ON A BEER BUDGET IN MELBOURNE

    Live the high life without the high price tag.

  • SEVEN EATERIES TO HIT WHEN YOU'RE TRYING TO MAKE MEAT-FREE MONDAY A HABIT

    With options like these, you may even opt to go meat-free more than just once a week.

  • WHERE TO EAT PIZZA WHEN ALL YOUR FRIENDS ARE DOING ITALIAN SUMMER AND FOMO LEVELS ARE HIGH

    From chewy Neapolitan rounds to some of the best slices in the word.

  • SEVEN DATE SPOTS IN MELBOURNE PERFECT FOR CELEBRATING A LANDMARK ANNIVERSARY

    Whether you're celebrating two months or two decades, these cosy spots will let you do it over date-appropriate martinis, dishes and dessert.

  • WHERE TO EAT STEAK EVERY NIGHT OF THE WEEK WHEN YOU'RE CRAVING A CLASSIC PUB FEED

    And not one will cost you more than 25 dollarydoos.

  • WHERE TO EAT YUM CHA WHEN YOU'RE FEELING LIKE A BOTTOMLESS PIT

    It's a truth universally acknowledged that it is impossible to leave yum cha feeling hungry.

  • WHERE TO BRUNCH WHEN A CELEBRATION IS IN ORDER

    Brunching is for any event, but especially for celebrations.

  • SIX SPOTS WHERE YOU CAN CHANNEL YOUR INNER CHILD IN MELBOURNE

    For those weeks when you've had enough of adulting.

  • WHERE TO EAT OUTSIDE IN MELBOURNE WHEN YOU NEED SOME VITAMIN D

    After being holed up all week in the office, get out and soak up some sun.

  • WHERE TO TAKE OUT-OF-TOWNERS TO EAT WHEN YOU WANT TO SHOW OFF YOUR CITY

    Treat yourself and your newcomer to a food-tour of the city.

  • MELBOURNE'S BEST UNDERGROUND BARS THAT ARE ACTUALLY UNDERGROUND

    From Mexican-themed mezcal bars to ones with over 650 different spirits, these are the best bars under the city.

  • SIX BEER GARDENS IN MELBOURNE'S INNER NORTH YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT

    Spend the long summer days outdoors — with a beer in hand.

  • THE BEST APERITIVO HOURS IN MELBOURNE

    Most of these aperitivo specials run for way longer than an hour.

  • MELBOURNE'S BEST NEW RESTAURANTS OF 2017

    Honouring the best new additions to Melbourne's restaurant scene this year.

  • WHERE TO CELEBRATE YOUR BIRTHDAY IN MELBOURNE (AND NOT SEND YOUR FRIENDS BROKE)

    Our top picks to celebrate another lap around the sun.

  • MELBOURNE'S LEAST AWKWARD SPOTS FOR A FIRST DATE

    Because first dates are nail-biting enough without the added challenge of picking a good place.

  • WHERE TO BECOME HUMAN AGAIN AFTER A BIG NIGHT OUT

    Some of Melbourne's best places to turn your hangover around.

  • WHERE TO EAT WHEN YOU'RE SAVING BUT DON'T FEEL LIKE ANOTHER MEAL AT HOME

    Places for a weeknight feed that won't blow the budget.

  • WHERE TO EAT BURGERS IN MELBOURNE WHEN MONDAYITIS HITS HARD

    Melbourne’s best and most cheerful restaurants for a burg and a brew when you need it most.

  • WHERE TO EAT SOLO WHEN YOU JUST NEED SOME YOU TIME

    Just because you're hermitting that doesn't mean you have to eat every meal at home.

  • WHERE TO DRINK GOOD WINE IN MELBOURNE AFTER A TOUGH DAY AT WORK

    Establishments to cater to any post-work need (or crisis).

  • WHERE TO EAT IN THE CITY WHEN YOU WANT TO FEEL LIKE THE BOSS

    Places that are ideal for smart lunches with big groups of friends or colleagues.

  • MELBOURNE'S BEST RETRO SPOTS FOR WHEN YOU'RE FEELING NOSTALGIC

    The question isn't just where to go, it's which era to spend time in.

  • MELBOURNE'S BEST HAPPY HOURS FOR SOME SERIOUS CO-WORKER BONDING

    Options that will put the mate in workmate.

  • WHERE TO MAKE IT RAIN (WITHIN REASON) ON PAYDAY

    For when you get that urge to splurge.

  • MELBOURNE'S MOST IMPRESSIVE SPOTS FOR WHEN YOU FINALLY MEET THE PARENTS

    Respectable restaurants that'll set the tone and put you in their good books.

  • THE BEST BARS IN MELBOURNE WITH BEER GARDENS AND BOOZY COURTYARDS

    Save cosy pub corners for winter — it's time to drink a brew out in the open.

  • WHERE TO EAT AMERICAN BARBECUE IN MELBOURNE

    Where to get your fix of some down-home USA cookin'.

  • MELBOURNE BARS WITH GAMES AND ACTIVITIES FOR WHEN YOU WANT TO DO MORE THAN JUST SIT AROUND AND DRINK

    Sip a Shiraz over Scrabble or polish off a pot with a game of pool.

  • THE BEST BARS IN MELBOURNE FOR AFTER-WORK DRINKS

    Sip speciality wine, drink local craft beer or enjoy a Negroni (or two) at these post-work haunts.

  • MELBOURNE'S BEST NEW CAFES OF 2017

    The city's very best caffeine-fuelled additions of the year so far.

  • MELBOURNE'S TEN BEST NEW BARS OF 2017

    The city's very best boozy additions of the year so far.

  • MELBOURNE'S TEN BEST NEW RESTAURANTS OF 2017

    The city's very best newcomers, opened over summer and autumn this year.

  • MELBOURNE RESTAURANTS AND BARS WITH PRIVATE DINING ROOMS

    Made for long lazy lunches and birthday dinners to remember.

  • MELBOURNE BARS AND RESTAURANTS WITH A NOTABLE WINE LIST

    Restaurants that take their Chenin Blanc as seriously as their souffle. No plonk here.

  • THE TEN BEST BEACH CAMPING SPOTS IN QUEENSLAND

    Pitch your tent, then into the surf with you.

  • THE TEN BEST BEACH CAMPING SPOTS IN VICTORIA

    Pitch your tent, then into the surf with you.

  • 89 HIGHLY AWESOME OUTDOOR MELBOURNE ADVENTURES TO TRY

    There's got to be at least one in here for you. At least.

  • 12 KILLER SUMMER RECIPES FROM SOME OF AUSTRALIA'S BEST CHEFS

    Entrees, mains and cocktails from Porteno, Kitchen by Mike, Matt Stone, Big Poppa's and more.

  • MELBOURNE'S 50 MOST POPULAR BARS OF 2016

    Catch up on the year's most visited drinking dens.

  • MELBOURNE'S 50 MOST POPULAR RESTAURANTS OF 2016

    Catch up on the year's most buzzed-about establishments.

  • THE BEST SPOTS FOR BEACH CAMPING IN NSW

    Pitch your tent, then into the surf with you.

  • MELBOURNE'S BEST NEW EVENTS OF 2016

    Honouring the best new events activating Melbourne spaces this year.

  • MELBOURNE'S BEST NEW PUBS OF 2016

    Honouring the best new arrivals on Melbourne's pub scene this year.

  • MELBOURNE'S BEST NEW BARS OF 2016

    Honouring the best new arrivals on Melbourne's bar scene this year.

  • MELBOURNE'S BEST NEW RESTAURANTS OF 2016

    Honouring the best new arrivals on Melbourne's restaurant scene this year.

  • MELBOURNE'S BEST NEW CAFES OF 2016

    Honouring the best new cafes on Melbourne's cafe scene this year.

  • A WEEKENDER'S GUIDE TO MELBOURNE'S BEST GETAWAYS

    Where to eat, what to see and where to stay in Victoria.

  • MELBOURNE'S BEST CAFES FOR A RAINY DAY

    When it rains, these Melbourne cafes pour.

  • FOUR BEYONCE FITNESS CLASSES TO HELP YOU MOVE LIKE QUEEN BEY

    Dance like Bey. Party like Bey. Be like Bey.

  • THE TEN BEST WATERSIDE BARS IN MELBOURNE

    Because what is summer without a cold one by the water?

  • MELBOURNE BARS AND RESTAURANTS THAT ARE PERFECT DATE MATERIAL

    Must have: a solid drinks list, good buzz and low, senshoowal lighting.

  • THE BEST MEXICAN IN MELBOURNE

    Add some spice to your life.

  • THE EIGHT BEST MELBOURNE SHOPS FOR UNIQUE CHRISTMAS GIFTS

    Because there's no international Christmas shipping deadline when you shop local.

  • THE BEST BARS IN THE MELBOURNE CBD

    Perfect for after work drinks or a Saturday night on the town.

  • THE TEN BEST VEGAN RESTAURANTS IN MELBOURNE

    Where vegans can have their raw cake and eat it too. 

  • THE BEST PUBS IN MELBOURNE

    For your drinking pleasure.

  • THE BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANTS IN MELBOURNE

    The top Italian eateries in town.

  • THE BEST VIETNAMESE IN MELBOURNE

    Whether you want spring rolls, street food or a steaming hot bowl of pho.

  • THE BEST TAPAS IN MELBOURNE

    Why order one dish when you can order ten?

  • THE BEST DUMPLINGS IN MELBOURNE

    Leave your self-control at the door.

  • THE BEST THAI IN MELBOURNE

    The tastiest Thai feasts in town.

  • THE BEST STEAKS IN MELBOURNE

    Strictly for carnivores.

  • THE BEST PIZZA IN MELBOURNE

    Grab yourself a slice.

  • THE BEST BREAKFASTS IN MELBOURNE

    Menus like these make everyone a morning person.

  • THE BEST BURGERS IN MELBOURNE

    Our picks for the most mouth-watering burgers in town.

  • OUR NINE FAVOURITE NORTHSIDE BARS

    Our favourite boozy venues on the northern side of town.

  • THE SIX BEST RECORD STORES FOR VINYL IN MELBOURNE

    Must-do stops on your Record Store Day hunting trail.

  • EIGHT NEW BRUNCH SPOTS TO TRY IN MELBOURNE

    Brunch: that glimmering portal of a weekend moment when waiters don't bat an eyelid at your weird, weird mid-morning requests.

  • EIGHT CLASSIC MELBOURNE DINING INSTITUTIONS THAT NEVER GET OLD

    Hype is one thing, but tried and true resilience? That's a whole other ball game.

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