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Monarch Cake Shop

103 Acland St., St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
+61395342972
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Ranked #33 of 173 Restaurants in St Kilda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Bakery
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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2,448 reviews 2,448 reviews
1,376 restaurant reviews
1,056 helpful votes 1,056 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Typical of what made Acland Street so popular, this is the European style that offered coffee and cakes that would not be found anywhere else in Australia.

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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Melbourne
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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176 reviews 176 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
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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50 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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