The ginger and toffee balls run a close second, but the
choc-berry lamington, a humble masterpiece of sponge filled with
coconut butter cream and a strawberry jam ripple, and finished with
dark chocolate and toasted coconut, wins line honours at pastry
chef Matt Forbes's Yarraville gaff. Fun fact: he'd never eaten a
lamington before coming to Australia. It's kind of ironic that it
took an English lad to show what can be done with an Aussie
classic, but in this case we're willing to roll with it.
Cobb Lane, 13 Anderson St, Yarraville, (03) 9687 1538
Photography by Peter Tarasiuk.
These may be the only things worth queuing for in Melbourne, writes Larissa Dubecki.
If "cult" is an overused word in the world of food, it's doubly
so when it comes to the sweet stuff (Nutella-ball shake, anyone?
Thought not.) Every so often, however, along comes a creation truly
deserving of cult status. When it comes to Melbourne's desserts,
these beauties take the cake - and what's more, they're also
begging to be taken home. Swipe right.
Read about Sydney's cult sweets here.