Just a few doors down from the corner where Black Star Pastry first began, the Newtown store is opening up a brand new, light-filled location. BSP might be a household name now – you can thank the strawberry-watermelon cake for that, the fresh, fruity creation that pleased the Instagram gods – but the team wants to bring it all back where it began.
When Black Star Pastry outgrew its Australia Street store, the search was on for a new space to meet its burgeoning needs – a space which turned out to be around the corner, on King Street. Designed by MKZ Architects (the creators of the page-turning Black Star Pastry shopfront in the Galeries), the new store takes design cues from a traditional patisserie, with arched cake windows, high, loft ceilings and a counter to sip a macchiato on (wth a slice of cake, of course). A rolling pin installation made of light wood hangs high on the celiing, in a tribute to the timelessness of tried and tested baking tools and methods.
While BSP is known for its creative cakes first and foremost, there are also quiches, pies, sausage rolls, pasties, croissants on offer, too. Coffee is by Little Marionette – you could come by for a brew alone, if there was a chance you'd ever leave without a sweet treat, too.
Find Black Star Pastry Newtown at 1/325 King Street. It's open seven days a week from 7.30am to 5.30pm.