Melbourne is renowned for its foodie offerings, and it’s no secret that I am a big foodie. Even as a vegan, I am repeatedly spoilt for choice with what I can eat, and I’m forever adding to my list of must-visit food places.
What’s great about Melbourne is that there is something for everyone. In particular, there are a lot of great dessert options. And this brings me nicely onto this post, my ultimate list of vegan desserts in Melbourne.
I realised the other day that there are so many great dessert options, that it becomes difficult to remember them all. I’ve compiled a list of all the places I’ve visited so far, with a brief explanation of what is offered and what’s great about it. I’m not going to add a place that I’ve not visited myself, and so this post will be continuously updated, as I continue my quest to eat out in every vegan cafe and restaurant Melbourne has to offer.
So sit back, relax, and read my ultimate list of vegan desserts in Melbourne. You’ll be drooling before you know it.
382A Brunswick St, Fitzroy, Vic, 3065
This place is low-key a game changer. Selling only vegan desserts, you can choose from delicious vegan ice cream, soft serve, pimped out soft serve and a plethora of scrummy looking desserts. Of course, I had to go for a pimped-out soft serve, which is so big it comes on a plate and is so amazing you’ll be planning your next trip whilst you’re sitting there on your first one. The soft serve does have a distinctly coconuty flavour, so if you’re not a fan of coconut, you might be better trying something else. The raspberry chocolate one was tart from the raspberries but sweet from the chocolate, which had gone hard from the cold ice cream. The baklava flavour was citrussy and sweet, covered in delicious pistachios. You really need to visit ASAP.
Multiple locations around Melbourne
Doughnut Time, whilst not exclusively vegan, has a variety of delicious vegan options that will tempt even the the strictest health conscious aficionado amongst us. With multiple vegan options from Cornelius Fudge (perfect for the chocaholics) to Get Ready to Crumble (filled with oozy apple and cinnamon sauce), I’m not ashamed to say I’ve tried every flavour. If you haven’t yet treated yourself to a doughnut from Doughnut Time, that should be next on your list of sweet treats to devour. Incidentally, if you really can’t be bothered to go out and find a shop, they’re available to order from Uber Eats (which I might have done myself in the past).
360 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, Vic, 3065
Mmm crepes, there’s nothing better than a perfectly thin crepe piled high with decadent fillings, and Rue de Creperie does this like no other. With a menu with tonnes of delicious options, and with nearly all being able to be veganised, you’ll seriously be spoilt for choice. Open late, it’s the perfect place to head after you’ve had a meal out and want something different for your dessert. Here, I went with the vegan Tropical Treat; banana, strawberries, pineapple and vegan Nutella, served with vegan ice cream. Simply divine. In the background is the vegan Thailand Special, which was coated in vegan condensed milk. So good!
261 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, Vic, 3065
A Cupcake store that offers only vegan options, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding which delicious Cupcake to choose from. Located in Fitzroy, like any good vegan shop, you can also order from Uber Eats ( which, ahem, I may have done). Shining brightly in this photo is one of their chocolate Cupcakes, and you’ll be hard pressed to find a better vegan Cupcake in Melbourne (or anywhere for that matter). Perfect for an afternoon treat.
Hampton Park Shopping Centre, 1a/55 Hallam Rd, Hampton Park, Vic, 3976
As someone who is willing to travel for food, travel I had to do to reach Sugar Buns (an hour and a half on public transport!). But oh my was the travelling worth it. This incredible masterpiece is their chocolate vegan megashake; a towering concoction of chocolate milkshake, chocolate ice cream, chocolate sauce, vegan tim tams and Oreos. Whilst I probably could have eaten this all to myself, I shared it, which was probably wise if I wanted to avoid falling into a sugar coma. With a few other different vegan flavours to choose from, make sure you arrive hungry!
Various locations around Melbourne
Whilst I’m usually not a fan of being given sorbet as an option when visiting somewhere that offers ice cream, when you head to N2, you’ll never notice a difference. With a variety of delicious vegan options, and a constantly changing menu, you’ll find it tough to pick which option to have. Here is their peanut butter flavour, with delicious creamy sorbet, a caramel syringe and a peanut butter cookie. Delicious, and the perfect way to cool down on a super hot Aussie day.
151 Union Rd, Ascot Vale, 3032
No list of ultimate vegan desserts in Melbourne is complete without including Mister Nice Guys. A completely vegan bakery, they sell cakes, doughnuts, croissants, freakshakes and everything in between. They also do sandwiches if you’re looking for something a bi savoury. Pictured here is the RIP Rainbow freakshake, which was amazing. I have also tried the cherry danish and a cinnamon bronut, both were amazing. If you’re looking for something a bit savoury, I can also vouch for the meatball sub. With so many delicious bakery items on offer, go with an empty stomach and a full wallet, because you’re definitely going to want to stock up.
465 High St, Preston, Victoria, 3072
La Panella is a predominately vegan bakery in Preston, and is seriously good. Firstly, I have to say how cheap it is. We ended up getting two sausage rolls, a jam doughnut, vanilla slice and a cream bun and it was all under $13. I don’t think you’ll find anywhere as cheap as that. As well as that, the food is bloody good. In the photo above is the jam doughnut and vanilla slice, both unfortunately a bit squashed after travelling in a backpack for a few hours. If you’re near, make sure to head there ASAP if you haven’t already.
491 Church Street, Richmond, Victoria, 3121
Lets start this off by saying Pana Chocolate is expensive; it’s raw, organic, handmade chocolate, so it’s going to be. Also, it’s raw, so if you’re after something deathly sugary sweet, this isn’t for you. In the photo above is one of their peanut butter slices, some fudge and a dessert jar. The jar dessert was really nice, so if you have the opportunity to get that, do it. I can’t say however that I was the biggest fan of the others; as with most raw desserts, there was an overwhelming taste of coconut oil. But also, I’m not the biggest fan of raw desserts. If you are, I say go there and try it, because they’re nice, but if not, I’d say maybe save your money and try somewhere else.