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Monarch Cake Shop

) #1 of 9 Dessert in St Kilda #30 of 227 Places to Eat in St Kilda ₹₹ - ₹₹₹, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
103 Acland St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
+61 3 9534 2972
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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Cafe, Gluten Free Options
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103 Acland St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
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Reviews (136)
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1 - 10 of 136 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Still a gem. Random bits of art and photos- cakes to die for. And the girls are lovely- thanks for your recommendations and heating up those mini chocolate kugels!

1  Thank Yvette B
Reviewed 17 April 2017

I like a good cherry slice. This place does a cherry crumble slice and it is devine. The service is always good even when they are busy and the coffee made with love. I always walk away with a smile on my face and this...More

1  Thank Natalie1964
Reviewed 15 March 2017 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.

1  Thank Sandra O
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.

1  Thank Judy W
Reviewed 11 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...More

2  Thank Jane B
Reviewed 7 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...More

1  Thank Yvonne M
Reviewed 29 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...More

1  Thank Connan59
Reviewed 23 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.

1  Thank stefansorensen2000
Reviewed 22 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...More

1  Thank travlbloke
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...More

1  Thank Tripmode33
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Restaurant Details

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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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