A Sunday afternoon visit to Mister Nice Guy’s Bake Shop

Today’s weather forecast is for 39C (102.2F). It’s the sort of day where we don’t go anywhere.  Unless of course I say to myself “well it’s a Sunday, and a hot Sunday at that, which would mean people probably want to stay home or go to the beach, which means we have a better chance of finding parking near Mister Nice Guy’s Bake Shop and seating for four inside”.  A wise choice, there were loads of free car spaces and we got the bench along the window.  It doesn’t matter that the outside temp was 37C (98.6F) and that I will never go out in hot weather unless I really have to, I wanted to try the pumpkin pie.

DeeW thought the cupcakes display was the best thing ever (which is why she decorated the glass with her fingerprints *cough*).  She selected the ‘vanilla snowman cupcake’:


Arthur and I said we’d split the cinnamon bun.  This is his styling, because “a fork sticking out of a cinnamon bun makes a very good piece of art.  Mummy, take a photo”:


The amazingly good pumpkin pie:


This was our first visit to the bake shop in Ascot Vale.  I was so happy when I learned this bakery was opening as I don’t live that far away and it’s easy enough to jump on trams with the kids to go out for a special treat.    I’m also really pleased because as the only vegan in my family (DeeW is vegan or vegetarian depending on the day…) I like being able to take them somewhere where they can really enjoy their selection and see that vegan food does not mean you are missing out.





Over to the judges:

Me: “Love this place, the set up, whatever is on the menu, the decor, the philosophy, the friendly staff.  Definitely a ‘special treat’ place the kids will love.”

Husband: “my cupcake was really very good”.

Arthur: “the cinnamon bun is 100 out of 100 perfect points” (remember folks, this is one tough judge).

DeeW: “my snowman cupcake was DEEEEEEE[…]EEEEEEEEEEEEE[hurry up already]EEEEELICIOUS.  Can we go there again so I can get the green cupcake?”

Mr Nice Guy’s Bake Shop is located at 151 Union Road, Ascot Vale and very close to public transport.  Here is their stockists web page:


I’ll definitely be returning, especially if lemon meringue pie is on the menu  🙂


4 thoughts on “A Sunday afternoon visit to Mister Nice Guy’s Bake Shop

  1. The Bakery looks like a winner for sure. I wish that more vegan bakeries would start popping up all over the place. There is one near my house but the hours of operation are very limited.

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