Everybody knows that holidays are a time to forget your diet and indulge a little (or a lot). So, we’ve put together some of the top spots where you can cruise over to in your car hire Melbourne and grab a sweet treat during your next trip!

Estelle Bar and Kitchen

Awarded “One Chef’s Hat” by the Age Good Food Guide 2013, Estelle Bar and Kitchen provides a modern and relaxed environment in which to enjoy a sumptuous dessert.

This modest eatery can be found at 243 High Street, Northcote, which is about a 17-minute drive from Melbourne’s city centre.

The three options listed under the “Sweet” category are chocolate, passionfruit and coconut; sour cream, pumpkin and salted caramel; and pineapple, coriander and white chocolate.

We’re not quite sure what kind of desserts these unusual flavour combinations create, but we’re definitely intrigued and encourage you to find out!

Pie in the Sky

This cafe may be about an hour’s drive from downtown Melbourne, but it is definitely worth the epic journey.

Pie in the Sky has a sweet selection of tasty treats, including homemade cakes (served with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream), apple spring rolls (served with ice cream, chocolate sauce and cinnamon sugar), and ice cream with your choice of topping.

We also recommend their wildly popular Devonshire Tea, which gives you the coffee or tea of your choice and “two of the best scones in the Dandenongs”, smothered with fresh cream and jam made on the premises.

So, punch 43 Olinda-Monbulk Road, Olinda, into your GPS (which you can hire from East Coast Car Rentals) and get ready for some great grub.

La Belle Miette

Last, but certainly not least, La Belle Miette is the one-and-only place to go for macarons.

These delicate French biscuits have taken the world by storm recently, and if you taste one of La Belle Miette’s, you’ll soon discover why! They only use the best ingredients, sourcing all of their chocolate, for instance, from Cacao Barry in France and Callebaut in Belgium.

Typically macarons come in a wide variety of classic and not-so-classic dessert flavours. This store honours that tradition, offering your standard chocolate, raspberry, lemon and vanilla biscuits, as well as lavender, rose, and violet and blueberry macarons.

Find them at 30 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, or visit their pop-up store in the Chadstone Shopping Centre.