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International Cakes

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185 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 2092
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Ordered a chocolate pistachio baklava and chocolate sponge. Really could not eat either of them. Sponge cake was terribly dry and tasteless. Cream was not good at all. Chocolate coating on baklava was of poor quality quality. Baklava was dry and tasted very stale. Very disappointing considering it all looked so good in the window.

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Thank Julien L
Melbourne, Australia
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I suggest the chocolate walnut slice, which was solid chocolate with walnuts. There is a great choice which will suit everyone's taste.

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Thank DiscoveringMelb
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280 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stop by this place where we can it is much better than the more popular place next door, coffee and cakes are always great especially late at night. Basic Lamenex tables but these add to the charm

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Thank David F
Christchurch, New Zealand
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

And some that is dipped in chocolate as well! Loads of cakes, Greek and 'Australian' treats (Vanilla slice anyone?). A pot of tea and a cake was great, and to get something special to take home.

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Thank EddiePuss
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Had two different types of cakes. One with cream and one without. Both were dreadful. Dry and this was covered up with copious of high fructose sugar syrup. Waste and abuse of ingredients.Highly disappointed and will never patronise.

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Thank rohitb24
Poole, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Worth a visit if like me you love cake! Lots and lots to choose from to eat in or take away. We ate in with a coffee and were able to see just how popular this place is, they were never without a customer!

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Thank bartybartlett
Shoalhaven, Australia
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I love baklava but to be honest I've had better baklava nearly every where else! Did not taste fresh to me. We were taken in by the beautiful window display but ended up a little disappointed :(

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Thank Linda G
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This sweet shop in Lonsdale Street is sure to please with its wide range of international sweets. The window entices you into the store with its attractive visual display.They pack the sweets in portable little boxes that ensure that they stay in one piece. The Greek sweets of Kourabiethes, Koulouria and Baklava are hard to walk past but there are... More 

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Thank Maria L
Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We visited this place on a Sunday evening we ordered cakes and coffee for 6 people at the counter. As we began to consume our cakes the waitres started to wash the floors with Bleach, we found it inconvenient and unnecessary, specifically when you are eating. Unfortunately we had to ask for a take away box and leave the premises.... More 

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Thank Patty H
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

I wanted to try some food in the Greek Precinct. This was a perfect stop for a quick afternoon tea. There is a huge range to choose from and the pistachio baklava was good!

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Thank Louise K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Greek
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 185 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 2092

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Chinatown
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving up age-old recipes. The lighting may be unromantic, the patrons loud, and the service no-nonsense, but the food is sensational.
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