Friday, October 30, 2015 Sharon Halim 0 Comments

Beatrix is located in a former 1890's butcher shop and there is no obvious sign and that part of North Melbourne where is located are generally quiet. The outlet is pretty small with just a few tables for two-4 inside and there are some more seats outside. The decoration was simply, classic with hanging vintage whisks as the unique significant focal point. The menu was written on the chalk boards or just go straight to their various cakes display near the cashier. Owner Nat Paull focused on a more traditional cake and make everything from scratch daily with her apprentice Maggie Beer, they used locally sourced, in season produce for their cakes.

Meringue is definitely more commonly served in a bakery nowadays and Beatrix has their own flavour. The brown sugar meringue ($2.5) taste sweet but not overly sweet, crunchy and well made.

Red velvet are often found in cup cakes in Melbourne but red velvet cake is not so easy to find. The texture was dense, love their frosting. It's their winning point.

Spiced chocolate cake was different than the others, it was thicker and come in a shorter size. It was heavy but nice, full of flavours. It has cinnamon and nutmeg flavours to it, similar with dutch shortcrust biscuit called speculoos.

The vitty - sponge, mascarpone, wema, strawberry, and marsala with pine nut ($12/slice) short cake have a nice frosting. The cake is a bit crumbly but taste good, the strawberry lighten and fresh things up, love the crunchy pine nut.

Beestinger is German dessert made of sweet yeast dough with caramalised almond and filled with a vanilla custard. It was named bee stinger cause the original inventor was stung by a bee that was attracted to this dessert because the honey component in it.

The skinny cap was really nice, fluffy milk, perfect kind of coffee bitterness but the latte was very bitter and watery.

The staff was friendly and knowledgeable of their products. In term of prices for a full meal approximately $45 for two people, for tea time would be less than that. They are relatively cheaper than modern bakery nowadays. They are very busy on the weekends cause of the limited seating, it might be a while to get a table. There are a lot of people come for a take away too.

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Monday & Sunday: Closed
Tuesday-Saturday: 9am-4pm

688 Queensberry st
North Melbourne, VIC 3051