Take your rumbling tummy on the trip of a lifetime down Carlisle Street in Balaclava, where food, glorious food is in wild abundance!
Many a diet has suffered a crushing defeat after a visit to Dana Patisserie. With Danas homemade cakes and pastries stuffing the windows, resistance to their unique brand of sweetness is futile. Danish delights are their mainstay, with a mouthwatering range of pastries and cakes on offer alongside the famous rugelach (rolled chocolate pastry) and savoury snacks. Take a spare stomach to enjoy this place to the max!
175 Carlisle Street, Balaclava 3183 |(03) 9531 3198
Fresh Food Corner
Balaclavians’ are all over this old school deli. Owned by Julie and Sam Zlotnik for over 18 years, this deli has gathered quite a following of fans. Thats in large part thanks to their love of smoking meats like they mean it! Seriously, these two will smoke anything, from hams to salami, bacon to hocks and bones! They also stock a vast range of European yummies like pickles, chocolates and cheeses, too, just in case you need it!
159 Carlisle Street, Balaclava 3183 |(03) 9531 1277
The aroma of this place alone will be enough to give you your caffeine fix! With the delicious smell of freshly ground beans wafting through the air, The Coffee Company is a must-visit for those who take their morning cup seriously. The Coffee Company folk have been in the bean game for 45 years, and they have carefully curated a selection of over 50 types of coffee for your enjoyment. If youre overwhelmed by the options, dont despair the helpful crew of Company baristas is on hand to help.
260 Carlisle Street, Balaclava 3183 |(03) 9534 6604
You cant say youve experienced the Balaclava food scene if you havent been to Glicks Cakes and Bagels. Something of a landmark on the Carlisle Street shopping strip, this busy bakery has been churning out the carbs since the late 1960s. Here youll find over 15 types of bagel, traditional cakes and delicious dips.
330 Carlisle Street, Balaclava 3183 |(03) 9271 1100
The perfect antidote to an indulgent morning of feasting, The Little Hen Organic Grocer will make you feel healthier just by walking through the door! With its shelves brimming with super foods, aisles stocked with green powder, coconut water and quinoa juice (not really), The Little Hen has everything you need to feel clean and green.
270-272 Carlisle Street, Balaclava 3183 | (03) 9534 6588