What a contrast to the original Black Star Pastry in Newtown (0pened in 2008 by Haberfield’s own Christopher Thé)! Rather than a tiny serving space, and probably a line up to try to find somewhere to sit down and have one of their famous pastries, sausage rolls or meat pies, this location in the Entertainment Quarters, once a Lovesac store I believe, is huge, two floors, a very high ceiling, and ample seating and display. Also fun is that next door you can see them at work, in a large working space, with glass windows open for passersby, heading, perhaps like us, to the movies.
We split a cake and god it was good, pistachio lemon zen cake, ‘layers of pistachio ganache, white chocolate mousse, lemon curd and crunchy pistachio dacquoise’. So many layers, it felt really decadent, and complex with so many ingredients.
Since it was too late in the day for a coffee for me (after 3pm, it keeps me WIDE AWAKE), I was really happy they had both a matcha latte and a black sesame latte on the menu: also – yum (it’s not pretty but it’s delicious). What a perfect place for a snack.