About Us

Our Story

Michel’s was created by French visionary Michel Cattoen, who wanted to share with the world his passion for exquisite sweet delicacies. Creating mouth-watering flavours influenced by the very best European kitchens, his dream soon came to life in Australia. Bon Appétit.

There for Every Occasion

Michel’s prides itself on bringing your special occasion to life; no matter how big or small. From our delicious sweet treats or heart-warming savouries, to our range of customisable whole cakes, we aim to provide a service that will allow you to surprise and delight your special someone no matter what the occasion. Come and share a moment in store with your friends and family and enjoy one of our delectable small cakes, slice of our decadent Cake of the Day, a heart-warming savoury or an award-winning Michel’s Espresso.

Our History

Michel’s began with a passionate European pastry chef. His vision: to share with Australians his love of exquisite cakes and pastries from the northern hemisphere. Michel Cattoen started small, baking delicacies for a select group of cafes and restaurants in 1982. But as his reputation flourished the business grew and naturally his irresistible range of gateaux, fruit flans, quiches, pies, cookies, cakes, croissants and danish pastries needed a bigger stage. 

National expansion was undertaken in 1990 and in 2007 Retail Food Group (RFG) acquired the franchise network which now operates approximately 200 stores across the globe. In 2013 Michel’s Patisserie underwent the single biggest transformation in its history to bring forward its French inspired heritage. With an exciting new store look, brand livery and delicious new Patisserie products, Michel’s continues to be there for every occasion.

Most recently, Michel’s has introduced an exciting new store format, Michel’s Patisserie & Café, opening in Cannonvale QLD in 2014. Michel’s Patisserie & Café maintains everything customers love about Michel’s Patisserie with an added café menu, including breakfast and light meals. Now selling over 16 million coffees and 1 million cakes per year, it is the special quality and evolution that’s made Michel’s Patisserie Australia’s favourite Patisserie for 30 years and why it remains the largest Patisserie chain in Australia.

Find your nearest store and enjoy a coffee today.