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Spring is such a magical season, bringing with it longer days, warmer weather, and gorgeous blooms. It’s impossible not to be in a merry mood when September rolls around!

And whilst the natural world fills us with wonder, we have plenty of newness happening at the Hatter and the Hare to be marveled by, too. For starters, we’ve introduced some brand new Cakes and Pastries to our dessert department: dessert lovers, rejoice!

Taking inspiration from pretty blossoms poking through the earth as well as the abundance of produce coming into season, our pastry team expertly wove these fresh new flavours into exquisite combinations. Let your senses take over as each bite reveals citrus notes, berry accents, and tropical fruit hints.

Individual cakes new releases:

Making a debut this season are 10 new desserts, each skillfully constructed into edible art pieces. With options ranging from fruity to creamy to tangy, there is one to suit every palate.

Petit Gateaux:

  • Hazelnut Caramel
  • Lemon & Carrot Cheesecake
  • Cream Oh!
  • Passionfruit Chocolate
  • Coffee & Tonka
  • Strawberries & Cream Dome
  • Chocolemon Cheesecake (Vegan)


  • Passionfruit & Mango
  • Peanut, Raspberry & Chocolate Tart
  • Pineapple Coconut Tart

Pastries new releases:

Let each bite turn into an experience with pastries so good they have nothing to envy to those you’d find in a Patisserie in Paris. Who needs to travel when you have the best croissants, pain au chocolat and canele right at your doorstep!

Sweet Viennoiseries:

  • Peanut Butter & Salted Caramel Croissant
  • Carrot & Walnut Scroll (Vegan)
  • Lamington Cube
  • Orange & Almond Danish

Savoury Viennoiseries:

  • Hot Pepperoni Scroll
  • Beetroot, Goat’s Cheese & Walnut Hummus Pastry
  • Cheese Cransky Puff
  • Hummus & Chickpea Croissant


  • Salted Caramel Popcorn Donut Bar
  • Blueberry Oat Crumble Donut Bar
  • Chocolate Mint Donut

Vanilla Slice:

  • Pistachio & Strawberry Vanilla Slice

Rolleo: a THATH original

Our talented pastry team created this fun and delicious treat for the spring season.

Think of a vanilla slice but in a cylindrical shape, which means you get all the creamy deliciousness and none of the mess!

Currently available we have the Lemon Meringue Rolleo, a perfect balance of tangy and sweet enveloped in flaky pastry.

Are any of the pastries and cakes vegan?

To all our plant based friends, you can enjoy your share of THATH treats too! Here is a selection of vegan pastries and cakes suitable for you:

  • Carrot & Walnut Scroll
  • Vegan Cherry Ripe Bounty
  • Chocolemon Cheesecake
  • Hummus & Chickpea Croissant
  • Raspberry Chocolate
The Hatter & The Hare is serving up some of the best cakes and pastries in Melbourne, from classic French pastries such as croissants to fabulous new inventions created by our talented pastry team like the rolleo. You’ll be able to enjoy our pastries and cakes in our stunning cafe located in the heart of Bayswater.

Join the discussion 6 Comments

  • Anthea Davidson says:

    Just a query. Can l come in store to purchase a selection of cakes and pastries?

    • thehatterandthehare says:

      Hi Anthea, yes you can 🙂 We are open for takeaway from 8am to 3pm every day. If you don’t live within 5km from our cafe, we can deliver to any suburb within 25km from Bayswater. Cheers!

  • Barbara Woodhams says:

    Do you make grazing boxes

  • Pamela Freeman says:

    We are coming to your cafe on Sunday this will be our first visit and the 4 of us can’t wait . My question is can we buy Christmas treats to take home with us.

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