Dzienkuje! (Well I think that's how you spell thanks in Polish!

Remember that Seinfeld episode where Elaine was fighting with a old couple over a chocolate babka cake in a bakery?

Seinfeld -) The Babka - The funniest bloopers are right here

Well I have my own favourite Polish/ European bakery here in St Kilda.

Monarch cakes has been a Melbourne icon for years.  It originally started as Monaco cake shop in Lygon Street in 1931 and quickly established itself as the centre of 1930s euro-cafe society.

In 1934 it was reborn in St Kilda, where it has remained for the last 76 years.

Here are two of my favourites.

Chocolate Kooglhoupf.  Real chocolate laced through yeast pastry.

100 year old Polish Baked cheese cake (the cake's not 100 years old just the recipe LOL!)

So delicious.

Most of the recipes come from Eastern Europe - Austria, Poland, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia and recently a few more recent editions from the French.

Come and fight over a babka.

Monarch Cake Shop.  103 Acland Street St Kilda, Victoria.

J Bar  – (May 10, 2010 at 10:01 PM)  

I've had the Kooglhoupf at that cake shop and it's great.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

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