“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?”


Alice had the right idea it seems – a world of her own. Here at Alice Nivens, owner operator Janet Alice strived to create 'a world of our own where we source the best we can, and produce the most delectable creations that we can for others to enjoy'.

In this little space, elements of art and science are co-aligned, which results in consumables made carefully with love and care; under delicate tea cup lights and served with good ol’ fashioned hospitality. Daily, we fumble around in the wee hours of the morning baking away, making fresh sandwiches, sweet and savoury snacks for visitors to take on their journey through the day. Buzzing around the teas and coffee, we mess about with the right amount of science and our senses to give you delicious fuel filled with aromas and other magical elements that excite the senses.

Most importantly, we pride ourselves in our bespoke & delicately crafted cakes for all sorts of celebrations. From the fruit curds between the layers, caramel slathers in and on the cake, to the meringue decor; it's all hand made in our studio. We work with you from the start of the design process through to the execution, ensuring you are delighted with the end product.

 So, be our guest and listen to the Cheshire cat purr into your ear ‘…only a few find the way, some don’t recognise it when they do…’ but once at Alice Nivens, you’ll never forget your experience down this peculiar rabbit hole.

Courtesy of The City of Melbourne

Courtesy of The City of Melbourne