Cult favourite bakery Black Star Pastry, which is known around the world for its daring creations (most prominently its strawberry watermelon cake), has recently opened its third outlet in Melbourne, this time in the CBD.
The new location joined the brand’s other two successful locations in St Kilda and Chadstone in Melbourne on Saturday April 8. It is situated in a shop on one of Melbourne’s iconic CBD laneways, Driver Lane; with the location formerly having been the city’s Money Order Office.
“The city’s laneways are the heartbeat of the CBD, providing the foundations for a strong art and hospitality culture,” said general manager, Danielle Laskovsky.
“When searching for our third Melbourne home, we wanted to bring Black Star Pastry to the city’s laneways, the source of Melbourne’s coffee culture, to be present in an iconic location that is loved by many,” she continued.
The new location combines the best of the old world Melbourne aesthetic with the brand’s classic clean lines and futuristic vibe.
The new bakery will also stock brand new treats in the form of new pastries: a hazelnut-ganache croissant dipped in ganache and topped with chocolate stars; a pina colada croissant filled with coconut and topped with pineapple; and a rose and pistachio croissant covered in strawberry chocolate and sprinkled with rose petals.
“We’re proud of our croissants, but we’re not known for them because we’ve always been known for our cakes,” Danielle told GoodFood.
That’s not all that’s new, Black Star Melbourne CBD will also be the home to two new savoury pastries: a black cocoa pastry filled with matcha cream and brioche with shiitake and champignon mushrooms in a miso bechamel sauce.