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T. Cavallaro & Sons

Famed for its cannoli, this family-run pasticceria has been crafting traditional Sicilian pastries in the heart of Footscray since 1956.
By Dominic Gruenewald
April 28, 2021
By Dominic Gruenewald
April 28, 2021

This Hopkins Street institution is one of the longest-running businesses in Footscray, and one bite of the signature cannoli will tell you why. The rich patisserie cream, ricotta or chocolate is piped to order into a sweet, crisp pastry, both to keep as fresh as possible and avoid the dreaded soggy bottom. The recipes have remained unchanged since the pasticceria filled its first cannolo in 1956 — or perhaps even longer, with well-guarded family secrets passed down through generations of Cavalleros dating back to 19th-century Sicily.

Custom orders are available, too — you can order literally cannoli by the stack, as well as birthday and wedding cakes, and a selection of traditional Italian biscuits.

Pop by for a coffee (and a cannoli, of course) and check out the full range of sweet delights on offer, as well as the wide selection of mock pots also available for purchase.

Images: Julia Sansone

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