Calorie counters look away, Expedia’s Listopedia of the OTT desserts will leave you drooling. We’re not just talking about cute little croissants. This is the outrageous, next level stuff Melbourne’s foodies are going gaga over, and you will too when you follow Expedia’s tasty trail of #cheatday treats.
Freakshakes, Demazzi Stone Grill
Head straight to this Essendon café, where they’re shaking things up with supersized shakes. A favourite of body builders out on their #cheatday, Demazzi is making a name for itself by milking the “freakshake”. What may have begun at Patissez in Canberra has taken on a life of its own, but these guys are taking things up a notch with the help of a Streets ice cream. The simple act of sticking a Golden Gaytime upside down in a tall glass dripping in caramel sauce puts this café on our map. Chuck in a Caramello Koala that slowly sinks into the shake and you’re in serious sugar territory a few sips in. If honeycomb and caramel aren’t your thing, the Oreo and Nutella or Ferrero Rocher shakes are just as tempting. 1142 Mount Alexander Rd, Essendon
Pancakes, Pillar of Salt
How do you stand out in a suburb packed with cafes catering to the breakfast crowd? You take the humble pancake and you add a hipster twist. Drizzled in berry compote, dotted with strawberry Callebaut chocolate drops, topped with wafer scrolls and finished of with a few scattered rose petals, the pancakes at this cute café are a work of art. Don’t forget the activated walnuts and micro herbs to make you feel a bit better about yourself. You won’t go hungry after this feast. 541 Church St, Richmond