Australians have many hidden talents, especially when it comes to the iconic dessert offerings in Oz. Although Pavlova and Tim Tams are very much a part of the nation’s heritage, lamingtons hold a special place in the heart of every Aussie. We’ve travelled the country to find the best lamingtons and we recommend you indulge in one immediately.
Alley Cats Patisserie, Northern Territory
Cafe, Patisserie, Australian, $$$
Alley Cats brings a variety of pastries, breakfast and excellent coffee to the Northern Territory in their bustling little storefront cafe. Friendly staff bake the incredibly popular pastries on-site, not least of which their excellent lamingtons. Alley Cats’ annual Australia Day special, the green tea matcha lamington, will make you want to mark it on your calendar.
Tiny North Melbourne cafe Beatrix Bakes is the perfect place to while away your day over coffee and dessert. Be sure to leave room for some of the best baked goods in Victoria, not least of which is their strawberry lamington with toasted coconut, the perfect accompaniment to a relaxing afternoon in their cozy cafe.
The famous, award-winning bakery-cafe Bindoon Bakehaus (originally named Bindoon Bakery) produces the finest sweets and pies in Western Australia. A popular stop along the Great Northern Highway, their light and fluffy lamingtons cannot be missed. Go for both the original and a wild card option and order the classic lamington and a pink (raspberry) lamington, whether in the café or on-the-go!
Possibly one of the best lamingtons in New South Wales is hidden in this tiny shop, tucked far away from the hustle and bustle of the Australian Museum. Flour & Stone is a good bakery that offers an array of savoury and sweet items. Be sure not to miss out on their lamingtons that feature the perfect balance of raspberry, chocolate and coconut that will have you running back for more.
You may think you’re not that hungry, but trust us, the minute you walk into Jackman & McCross and marvel at their cake display your stomach will undoubtedly rumble. Possibly some of the biggest lamingtons found in Tasmania, these large-scale delights will hit the spot along with many other delicious menu options.
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Kytons Bakery, South Australia
Bakery, Cafe, Australian
Lamingtons | Courtesy of Kytons Bakery
Awarded the title of ‘Adelaide’s Favourite Lamingtons’ and the nation’s favourite too, Kytons Bakery not only lead the lamington race, stocked in stores across the country but also host a cafe open to the public too. Be sure to try their unbeatable array of flavours, from raspberry to orange to coffee lamingtons.
Oversized lamingtons with a special twist are only the beginning at popular Queensland pop-up Reid St Kitchen; try their raspberry & white chocolate, passionfruit & white chocolate, or salted caramel and Jaffa-flavoured lamingtons, along with several miniature cakes, innovative slices and desserts. Popping up in three markets across the Gold Coast, this is a lamington hotspot.
One of the best cake shops in Canberra serves up lamingtons in a different light. The Flute Bakery has created the Flute Lamington, featuring chocolate mousse, vanilla bombe, raspberry jelly, vanilla sponge, coconut macaroon & macarons. We bet it will hardly last even five minutes in your fridge.