Melburnians are spoilt for choice when it comes to pastries. We’ve got such an abundance of local, independent bakeries that churn out flakey pastries on the reg. But never fear, we’re here to cut out the hard work and help you find the best danishes in Melbourne—pronto.
So start your day the right way with one of the best danishes our city has to offer.
We all know Lune for their epic range of croissants, but don’t overlook these guys when it comes to the humble danish. This December Lune are launching a decadent new cherry danish just in time for the silly season. This tasty treat is filled with almond frangipane, fresh cherries and vanilla crème patisserie, and topped with more cherries and nappage. Available at the Fitzroy location only.
Port Melbourne and Bentleigh
Head to Noisette for the best savoury danish of your cheese and bacon dreams. This flakey pastry is the perfect breakfast-to-go, with melted cheese sprinkled around the edge of the danish, and crispy bacon filling the centre. We’d also recommend picking up their chocolate ganache danish for dessert while you’re there.
Tivoli Road Bakery
South Yarra is a swanky place, so it makes sense for the local bakery to be taking danishes up a notch. We’d recommend stopping by the Tivoli Road Bakery for a sticky and sweet fig danish next time you visit—perfect for a summer day, it’ll transport your taste buds to Europe in an instant.
If you love your danishes packed with berries, then Dench Bakers is the best place to find a danish in Melbourne for you. They make their danishes with raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and sour cherries. Stop by for a coffee and a danish in their gorgeous venue tucked away in Abbotsford.
It hasn’t taken long for Woodfrog Bakery to sweep across Melbourne’s south east and eastern suburbs, spreading sourdough goodness from St Kilda all the way to Doncaster and everywhere in between. They have their standard flakey blueberry and raspberry danishes available across their venues, but they’ve also been known to do some seasonal varieties such as rhubarb and strawberry.
Penny for Pound
Hopefully you’re not reading this while hungry, because things are about to get indulgent. Penny for Pound is one of the best bakeries in Melbourne for all their sweet and savoury creations—danishes included. May we interest you in a pistachio and cherry danish? Or perhaps you’d prefer their apple crumble danish. Either way, you’ll be going back for more before the end of 2021.
All Are Welcome
Northcote and Thornbury
This High Street staple (x2) doesn't do a whole heap of danishes, but the policy here is quality over quantity. The All Are Welcome croissant danish is filled with an almond cake centre and is topped with crunchy and sour green plums and a sticky rose geranium syrup.
South Yarra and Middle Park
Head to the newly opened Ned’s European in Middle Park and tuck into one of their tasty rhubarb and pistachio danishes. If you’re after a light lunch, then we’d recommend Ned's potato danish—it’s a crispy pastry and potato combo, what more could you ask for?
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