Fodor's Expert Review Monarch Cakes

$ St. Kilda Brunch

Past the yoga rooms and juice bars, Acland Street's timeless drawcard is its old-school cake shops, and Monarch has been doling out its creamy glories since 1934. Fresh cakes and slices are displayed behind glass windows that lure the crowds, before being packed carefully in boxes to go, for an instant picnic treat. Most recipes give an indication of the founders' Eastern European origins: make the difficult choice from its array of Polish baked cheesecakes, chocolate kooglhoupf, strudels and the ubiquitous custard vanilla slice.

Brunch Café Casual Coffee Dessert Quick Bite Vegan $

Quick Facts

103 Acland St.
Melbourne, Victoria  3182, Australia

- 03 - 9534--2972

Known For:
  • Monarch's famous plum cake
  • Cupcakes of all hues
  • Glorious window displays

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