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Monarch Cake Shop

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103 Acland St., St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
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8:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Visit after years

Came home after years away. Just the same amazing shop in every way. Happy now. Delicious Poppy seed slice and latte

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came home after years away. Just the same amazing shop in every way. Happy now. Delicious Poppy seed slice and latte

Thank Channelholidays
Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've purchased cakes from Monarch for over 15 years. My wife loved the Polish cheesecake and says it's as good as anything in Poland. The owners are very nice. When we've purchased a number of cakes for special occasions, they're always fresh and on-time. I highly recommend Monarch.

Thank AusDoug
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped here for a cuppa and something to eat. We specifically asked for Gluten free as my wife is Coeliac. The waitress informed us that the Florentines were gluten free. We double checked and asked again as my wife has a severe reaction to Gluten and explained this to her. She confirmed that they were and... More 

Thank Nick P
Adelaide, Australia
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112 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped at Monarch for a morning cheesecake and coffee, and found it to be truly delicious. Nice and simple, honest place.

Thank NugandYub03
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79 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We bypassed 2 other cake shops (which incidentally have an impressive display of cakes and pastries) before we came upon this one. I am typically one to stop at cafes / restaurants that are more visually appealing but hubby liked the fact that the few cakes on display in Monarch Cake Shop appears more "down to earth" (less fancy), and... More 

Thank mummygoplaces
Sao Paulo, SP
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68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

My teacher brought to us to celebrate my birthday at school! We tried the traditional cheese cake....so delicious...it is the english way to do cheese cakes!!!I definitely recommend everyone to taste this cake!

Thank Mhmatos
Cooloola Cove, Australia
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Now I know the place has been around for a long time but duct taping your display case is not a good look. Other than that beautifully presented food and was worth the trip across town.

Thank SS_trip_reviewer
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

We decided to visit Monarch Cake Shop after reading about it in a guide book. We weren't disappointed and the cakes were delicious.

Thank Apollobay7
Melbourne, Australia
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

This is one of the most prominent cake shops on Acland St; the atmosphere in the shop is decidedly old-school and homey, with lots of vintage magazines, books and signed photos lining the walls. The cakes themselves are good, but not outstanding. I visited on a Saturday night and had a slice of the cheesecake and poppy seed delight. Both... More 

Thank Gianni R
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

After reading the fantastically determined t review about this iconic cafe in Lonely Planet we were determined to find Monarch. It was established in the 1930's, the decor is hip. It was interesting to see hundreds of old school quality magazines on the shelves to read. We had baked cheesecake and gluten free chocolate cake. Neither were disappointing but the... More 

Thank Glenis G

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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: +61395342972
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?