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Monarch Cake Shop

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103 Acland St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
+61 3 9534 2972
08:00 - 21:30
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Glenmore Park
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only did take away of a lemon tart and a slice of cheesecake but thoroughly enjoyed both. Shop was busy and others dining in seemed happy with the cakes too.

Thank Sandra O
Maroochydore, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

A perfect combination of cute shop with old school charm added in a deliciously tart Lemon Tart accompanied with a good strong hot black coffee.

Thank Judy W
St Kilda, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

My grandparents introduced me to Monarch Cakes in the 1970's and I have been eating their polish cheesecake ever since. Monarch is a treasure in a street that is rapidly losing its charm. As a child we would visit Acland street and marvel the array of cakes in the numerous cake shops. Now there are only 3 left and Monarch... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We'd been told to look out for the cake shops in St Kilda. There are a handful - each with shelves groaning with confectionery delight. What drew us to the Monarch Bakery and Cake shop was that they look as though they use good quality ingredients and are light with the colourings and flavourings. They also had gluten free options.... More 

Thank Yvonne M
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

You can actually have a battle between cake shops here. It is your personal choice on what you want. I decided on Monarch cake Shop. Coffee with cake was very nice. Pleasant atmosphere. You do not have to wait. Cannot make up my mind with so mant selections available. Would like one of each. Have a go and check them... More 

Thank Connan59
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Monarch cakes defies expectations: it’s an unapologetic remnant of “old St Kilda” in the midst of a suburb becoming gentrified. Not much has changed here over the decades but thankfully that includes the hundred-year-old recipe for Polish cheesecake. They also make a good coffee.

Thank stefansorensen2000
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Well priced fresh cakes and a good range for most tastes. Limited overasll in range compared to others, however quality is there and not so pricy. Offer eat in or take away, basic presentaion for a cafe, however they take great care to make sure your selection is well packaged to be just a good looking when you go to... More 

Thank travlbloke
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Took a tram last week for our very first visit to St Kilda Beach. Absolutely dismal weather with galeforce winds, but found refuge walking along Acland Street and discovering the many cake shops - so window shopped the cakes along the street for some time before deciding on a French Vanilla Slice and Baked Cheese Cake to take home and... More 

Thank Tripmode33
Toowoomba, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Visited the Monarch cake shop because of the sign for their cheesecake which said it was their old time recipie. Well the display for their cakes looks lovely however the interior doesn't look like it's changed in decades and the service was slow. We did have the cheesecake and it was ok, nothing special. Nice place for a coffee on... More 

Thank tigger2594
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Their 100 years recipe cheese cake is a must try item. It taste a bit different with other cheese cakes. : )

Thank Jia Yi L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 Acland St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  St Kilda
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9534 2972

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