When in Melbourne: Must Have Cakes at Brunetti
Jaunted's Amanda Kendle just got back from Melbourne. This week: Read all about it.
OMG. There is actually a heaven on earth and it's at Brunetti, Melbourne's most famous spot for cakes. You might not even be in the mood for cake--or even particularly like it--but walk into Brunetti and you will be converted for life.
All Melbournites seem to know that the best Brunetti cakes are at the Carlton branch--try to head into the City Square branch and you'll only find tourists. The best way to deal with the mind-boggling selection is to go for a few of their bite-sized cakes and if you find your favorite, take away an entire cake. It's not even expensive.
Curiously, Brunetti all started because owner Giorgio Angele came to Melbourne as the Italian chef for the 1956 Olympics. He liked it and later migrated; everyone but the Italians should be grateful for that. Don't leave Melbourne without your Brunetti sugar fix or you haven't seen Melbourne at all. Of course, we could be biased towards cakes--but all the best travelers are.