Tony met his wife Agnes Stone in Australia. She was also Maltese, raised in Altona and together they bought a commercial site at Harrington Square in 1968. After a lot of hard work and sacrifices they finally had their own business where they intended selling Maltese pastries, particularly the Maltese specialty ‘pastizzi”. Crowds of people, especially the Maltese, came from all over Melbourne to buy Tony’s pastizzi a reminder of a favourite from home.
The business is as successful today as it was back then but now run by Tony’s daughter, Michelle. Now operating as Borg’s Cakes, demands are big for many of their delicacies.
Borg’s Cake’s provide an extensive range of special occasion cakes, decorated cakes, cake decorating supplies, party goods and helium balloons. A large range of special occasion bake ware is also available for hire or sale and Michelle is always ready to give that extra bit of special advice to help the ‘do it yourself’ to be as successful as they can be. For those in a rush to get the party going, a delivery service is also available. As well as this revamp through the years with their cakes, Michelle ensures she keeps the tradition going with fresh pastizzi, ravioli and finger foods handmade daily on the premises. A new pastry has just emerged, pea and tuna pastizzi, which is a big hit with customers and new taste for the buds.
Borg’s Cakes is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday 9am to 2pm and Sundays by appointment. Call into the shop at Shop 20 Harrington Square Altona or give them a call on 9398 3783 or 0411 520 432.