Our Beginnings

Inspired by a 40th birthday trip to New York and London, great friends Melissa and Trish decided to share their passion for baking with the world, starting with Melbourne. The two families have invested love, butter and sweet tears into a small little kitchen, “cookie cafe” in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

The Melbourne Cookie Co. vision is to always surprise and delight customers, whilst focusing on all the important elements of what makes a good cookie AND business, avoiding becoming a commercialised machine.

Each season the team will be baking up new ideas and ranges inline with fashion, festivals, trends, events and charity fundraising – keeping with our mission of delivering smiles.

“We want to keep it simple, creating beautiful, tasty handmade baked cookies but with lots of fun” – Melissa Karatjas, Founder.

“From humble beginnings in our own home kitchen in 2013, we are now baking for people like Leona Edmiston, (printing her latest dress designs onto cookies), through to working with Peter Alexander and his team designing dachshund shaped cookies for new store openings and charity events.” – Trish Payne, Founder.