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International Cakes

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Chinatown
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185 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 2092
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had two different types of cakes. One with cream and one without. Both were dreadful. Dry and this was covered up with copious of high fructose sugar syrup. Waste and abuse of ingredients.Highly disappointed and will never patronise.

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Thank rohitb24
Poole, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Worth a visit if like me you love cake! Lots and lots to choose from to eat in or take away. We ate in with a coffee and were able to see just how popular this place is, they were never without a customer!

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Thank bartybartlett
Shoalhaven, Australia
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I love baklava but to be honest I've had better baklava nearly every where else! Did not taste fresh to me. We were taken in by the beautiful window display but ended up a little disappointed :(

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Thank Linda G
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This sweet shop in Lonsdale Street is sure to please with its wide range of international sweets. The window entices you into the store with its attractive visual display.They pack the sweets in portable little boxes that ensure that they stay in one piece. The Greek sweets of Kourabiethes, Koulouria and Baklava are hard to walk past but there are... More 

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Thank Maria L
Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We visited this place on a Sunday evening we ordered cakes and coffee for 6 people at the counter. As we began to consume our cakes the waitres started to wash the floors with Bleach, we found it inconvenient and unnecessary, specifically when you are eating. Unfortunately we had to ask for a take away box and leave the premises.... More 

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Thank Patty H
Christchurch, New Zealand
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98 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

I wanted to try some food in the Greek Precinct. This was a perfect stop for a quick afternoon tea. There is a huge range to choose from and the pistachio baklava was good!

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Thank Louise K
Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We just wanted to sit down to a coffee and cake after a lovely afternoon in Melbourne and were drawn in by the wonderful window display of cakes. Sadly that's were all the goodness ends. Upon entering we were hard pressed to get a table, not because they were busy, but because most of the tables hadn't been cleared away... More 

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1 Thank HanaLouisa
Mooloolah Valley, Australia
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138 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We were a party of four and I had raved about this place from my last visit, I love the rum chocolate truffles and coffee. We all selected hot food and a cake each. The food arrived except the toastie, it was 30 mins more, even after we reminded them did it arrive. They were not very busy either. Sadly... More 

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1 Thank Jason C
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

A case of looks can be deceiving! Great selection of cakes that are overpriced, taste stale and lack authenticity. Don't waste your time. Walk past. No run!

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Thank Cathy T
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

In the heart of the city a sign marked 'International Cakes' spikes your interest. The beautiful display in the front and on entry made my heart skip. Then... My baklava was stale, coffee burnt & old, with a side of wobbly table bolted to the ground. The chocolate mud cake was nothing special but interesting enough to warrant a taste.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Greek
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 185 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 2092

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

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Chinatown
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving up age-old recipes. The lighting may be unromantic, the patrons loud, and the service no-nonsense, but the food is sensational.
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