Six of the Best Lolly Shops in and around Melbourne
By: Katie Oliveira da Silveira, ellaslist
Let’s face it, we all go a little bit bonkers for a great lolly shop, especially if you’re a kid. It’s not just the abundant colourful delights that tickle our fancy, but that irresistible smell of sugar has a tendency to lure us through the doors, despite our best efforts to resist! It’s a good thing that Melbourne’s array of sweet shops is a great one, with many scattered in and around the CBD. Here are our picks of six of the best lolly shops around town:
If your kids are looking to ride the sugar train, Sugar Station is just the ticket, and with stores located at various locations around the CBD, it’s bound to be one sweet ride!
Sugar Station is a fully stocked store, and you are guaranteed to have a hard time getting the kids out of it in a hurry. Products include Jelly Bellies, American chocolate such as Reese’s and Jolly Ranchers, boxed chocolates and bars, gummies, sours, sherbet – you name it, it’s there! You’ll even find old-school favourites like fairy floss, and salted liquorice (yum!). To wash it all down, a range of sodas are available in-store as well.
Where: 60 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne
Flinders Street Station, Melbourne
Northland Shopping Centre, East Preston
Southern Cross Station, Docklands
Highpoint Shopping Centre, Maribyrnong
2. The Candy Room
You’d be hard pressed to find a more impressive lolly store in town than this. Even if you’re not a sweet tooth, you’ll be drawn in by the brilliant design elements of this innovative shop. It’s creative, playful, bright and airy: a truly modern-day confectionary shop.
There are heaps of delectables to choose from here; you can build your own lolly bag or go for ready-packaged goodies. And speaking of packaging, it’s brilliant at this place, so picking up some treats from The Candy Room will make for a great gift.
Where: 1/155 Queen St, Melbourne
3. The Original Lolly Store
The original Lolly Store is reminiscent of confectionary stores from when we were kids. It’s cozy and inviting and combines old-school favourites with today’s popular sweets.
You’ll find lollies, chocolates and liquorice as well as fabulous seasonal lines for Halloween, Valentines Day, Easter and Christmas. The Original Lolly Store also sell custom-order gift hampers.
Where: 239 Lygon St, Carlton
Melbourne Emporium, Lonsdale St, Melbourne
Ground Floor, Melbourne Central Shopping Centre
4. Lollie Lovers
Located at the famous Queen Victoria Market, Lollie Lovers is a one-stop-lolly-shop for old-time favourites. In fact, there are so many hardboiled lolly jars to choose from, it’s near impossible to stop at just one.
You’ll find everything here packaged well, so grab some goodies to give as gifts down the track.
Where: Queen Victoria Market Food Court, Melbourne
5.The Biggest Lollie Shop in the World
If you are planning a birthday party or gearing up for a school event, this is the place to visit. It not only stocks an enormous range of lollies and chocolates, it also serves up all the party gear that you need to go with it. Balloons, novelty items and tablewear is all here, as well as party hire options.
As far as the goodies go, it’s not called The Biggest Lollie Shop in the World for nothing! You’ll find jubes, hardboiled lollies, local chocolates, and, of course, many of the international brands everyone knows and loves. Plan to stay a while at this one!
Where: 247 Mickleham Rd, Melbourne
6. Treats from Home – British Sweets Shop
Whether you hail from the UK or not, this is a lovely store for you and the kids to lose yourself in for a while.
Not only will you find tonnes of delicious sweets and chocolates, but – in true British fair – there are plenty of ’crisps’ (because you’re not allowed to call them chips in this place),biscuits and football paraphernalia to check out as well.
You’re likely to hear a few English ex pats ooing and aahing inside this colourful store!
Where: Level 1, 234 Collins Street, Melbourne