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Monarch Cake Shop

103 Acland St., St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
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Ranked #30 of 174 Restaurants in St Kilda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Bakery
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We went to Monarch Cakes because it had the best reviews of all the speciality cake shops on Acland Street in St Kilda. And we were not disappointed. It was a cold, miserable, rainy day and it was warm and smelt amazing inside. We had the famous Chocolate Kooglhoupf...just order this, you will not be sorry. We also tried the... More

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Canberra, Australia
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27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Plenty of choice for the cake you want and good coffee to go with the excellent cakes. Also a wonderful atmosphere with old magazines everywhere.

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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My waist can't sustain more than four visits a year. But boy do i look forward to those visits!!! All the cakes are great, but i keep coming back for the kugelhopf If angels were cakes, this would be heaven

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Melbourne, Australia
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Whenever in St Kilda or passing through, my family always requests a stop at Monarch cakes for their wonderful plum cake (sold by the piece or in a slab). The caramel slice is also fabulous, with a fresh buttery shortbread base.We love the decor with it's old fashioned scales and cash register, the 1950's laminex tables and the guarantee that... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

Decent cakes but we had the unfortunate experience of seeing a rat run out from under the counter. Not to mention a very sleazy and inappropriate owner. Won't be coming back here again

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We checked out the famous cake shops and settled on Monarch Cake Shop for afternoon tea. The shop is small and the seating very crammed. We tried their famous chocolate kooglhoupf and a piece of cherry crumble slice which had just the right level of sweetness. Probably wouldn't visit again.

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The moon
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49 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Looks can be deceiving - on first glance uninformed passers by could easily be drawn elsewhere upon viewing Monarch's windows display - which looks decidedly modest compared to competing impressive jaw dropping competitors' window presentation... Do so at your peril - Monarch is like a traditional throwback to more traditional days when emphasise was on taste amd quality - not... More

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Hong Kong, China
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

Taste of lemon tart and cherry cumble tooo disappointed...not recommend to come and wonder why so many good comments. Service is good but quality of food should be improved. Perhaps it is a matter of aus appetite that i cant accept?

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Ordered a chai latte and a cupcake, service was bad. they spilt the chai latte on the table when it eventually came out after 10 minutes (even though the place was empty). Bad service, very disappointing.

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We read the great reviews about the cake shops in acland st so we make it a stop in out visit to Melbourne. Ordered a plum cake and polish cheesecake. Both were not as good as I had expected, I dunno the fuzz, maybe we ordered the wrong item. Service is friendly.

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