Day 15: Christmas treats on Lygon Street

Carlton’s Lygon Street is famous for its cafes and restaurants and there’s plenty on offer specifically for the Christmas sweet-tooth. Starting at Brunetti, let’s take a sugar-frosted walk down one of Melbourne’s most iconic streets.

Lygon Street, Carlton

Lygon Street, Carlton

Brunetti is a Carlton institution. Through its recent refurbishment and expansion into Lygon Court, one thing hasn’t changed: the buzzy, frenetic atmosphere. Christmas-wise, there are plenty of sweet things on offer, including macarons, panettone, and a huge range of cakes and gelato.

Panettone and macarons at Brunetti, Lygon Street, Carlton

Panettone and macarons at Brunetti, Lygon Street, Carlton

Chocolate Christmas boots and snowmen at Brunetti, Lygon Street, Carlton

Chocolate Christmas boots and snowmen at Brunetti, Lygon Street, Carlton

Just up the street, King & Godfree is bursting at the seams with European Christmas delicacies. Advent calendars sold out in November but, as you can see from these pictures, there are plenty of other treats to choose from, including Flamigni Italian nougat and chocolate!

Colourful stacks of panettone at King & Godfree, Lygon Street, Carlton

Panettone at King & Godfree, Lygon Street, Carlton

Chocolate Santas at King & Godfree, Lygon Street, Carlton

Chocolate Santas at King & Godfree ($3.50 each)

More panettone choices at King & Godfree

More panettone choices at King & Godfree

Gingerbread house from King & Godfree, Lygon Street, Carlton

Casa and Bottega Gingerbread house ($55), King & Godfree

Assorted treats at Kind & Godfree, Lygon Street, Carlton

Assorted treats, King & Godfree

Wander towards the city a little further and you’ll come across Lygon Food Store. While the hanging meats and delicious deli offerings are enticing enough, there are plenty of sweet things too. We particularly loved these souvenir ceramic pots filled with nougat.

Lygon_Food_Store_Ceramic_panettoneNougat in cermic pots, $42.90 at Lygon Food Store, Lygon Street, Carlton

Flamigni nougat in cermic pots ($42.90), Lygon Food Store

Plenty of Christmas treats on offer at Lygon Food Store

Christmas treats, Lygon Food Store

Of course, if you’re a serious sweet-tooth, you can’t go past the huge array of lollies at The Original Lolly Store. Chocoholics, meanwhile, can make a bee-line for Koko Black. And get ready to be spoilt for choice if you love gelato: Il Dolce Freddo, Casa Del Gelato, Gelatissimo Carlton and Brunetti all sell the stuff on Lygon Street.

And for a French take on Christmas goodies you can’t go past La Parisienne Pates, stocked with macaroons, quirky French treats and more.

La Parisienne Pates, Lygon Street, Carlton

La Parisienne Pates, Lygon Street, Carlton

There are plenty more places to discover on Lygon Street – let us know your favourite. And don’t forget to brush your teeth!

Stay in touch with the latest Christmas news and ideas on the 30 Days of Christmas blog.