Somewhere in St Kilda, tucked away in a warm, cozy froth of whipped cream and succulent fruity tarts, is Acland Cake Shop/Acland Cakes. It was here, along with the beach and laidback, just-here-to-have-a-good-time vibe that started my infatuation with St Kilda. “I want to live here one day” I believe were the words I uttered when I sat down to move the feast of my mixed berry tart from my eyes to my belly.
Ok, so this place isn’t that tucked away. It’s on Acland Street, known for its restaurants and accessibility to St Kilda beach. Really though, you can basically stroll from the beach into these places and nobody barely bats an eyelid. Tousled hair and sandy legs are the name of the game here, and Acland Cake Shop is the most wonderful little place to devour one of its many perfectly sculpted cakes screaming out at you from the shop window.
97 Acland Street, St Kilda 3182