Saturday, March 31, 2012

180 Degrees Cupcakes :: Ivanhoe

Another fantastic guest post from our lovely in-house writer Miss Mel...

I LOVE cupcakes! Who doesn’t love cupcakes? With their light and fluffy interiors, creamy icing and gorgeous designs, who could resist? Whether you’re big or small, the lure of a good cupcake is hard to resist.

180 Degrees Cupcakes is located in the back of Mount’s Pharmacy in Ivanhoe. A strange place for a cupcake shop, but very Melbourne! They have been around for about one year now and business is booming in this tiny space. What better to do when you’re waiting for a prescription than have a coffee and cake.

The selection of cupcakes offered changes from day to day, with vanilla and chocolate always being available. Little Miss couldn’t resist the gorgeous Autumn themed ladybird cake with a vanilla base and the Little Man loved his mini chocolate cupcake with rich chocolate swirls. With so many options, the choice was difficult, but my white chocolate and macadamia was divine!

Other yummy flavours are lemon meringue, flourless chocolate, hummingbird, carrot, mocha, sticky date and nutella. There are also special cupcakes for special occasions (red velvet for Valentine’s Day, lots of green for St Pat’s) and beautifully decorated ones to match the seasons.

As well as the cupcakes, 180 degrees also make good coffee and tea, FREE babycino’s and a variety of softdrinks. There are only a few small tables available to dine in, with limited room for prams. There are no highchairs or changing facilities, so it’s really just a place for a quick stop when you’re in need of a sugar fix.

For new mothers, the café does host a one off Mother’s Group on Tuesday to Friday mornings or afternoons, with bookings. For a minimum of 6 mums and bubs, you can be treated to a complimentary coffee and cupcake, Jurlique hand massage and a demonstration of Mustela skincare products. Perfect pampering for new mums!

Thanks for sharing Mel - this place sounds AMAZING.
Cake and a hand massage, book me in baby!

1 comment:

  1. 180 Degrees Cupcakes - great place for mums with bubs

    We love 180 Degrees Cupcakes shop with our mums from mother’s group. It is a very nice place where you feel welcomed with your baby and you can have some sweet treat with a nice coffee or tea. It also offers a nice privacy if you would like to breastfeed your baby.

    Although the place is not large, there is enough room for prams. If you ask, they are happy to re-arrange tables to fit your mother’s group. We just had a mother’s group meeting there last week and they managed to accommodate ten mums with bubs and prams around the table. Moreover, I could not help notice that other mums with prams were also having their coffee and cake at another table.
    Furthermore, changing facilities and toilets are located only about 20 meters from the café in the hall between the cupcake shop and Coles supermarket.

    180 Degrees Cupcakes shop offers great cupcakes, a friendly welcoming staff and a relaxing atmosphere for mums with bubs – what else can you wish for.



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