It has been 13 years since Black Star Pastry opened un unassuming shopfront in Newtown, slightly veered off the main strip of King Street with a diminutive space popping with vibrant cakes and fresh pastries. Now, the internationally renowned bakery and sweets shop has firmed their grip on Newtown’s culinary scene by making the big move to a heritage building at 325 King Street, with a renewed sense of vigour and a bigger location.
“Long before the strawberry watermelon cake and its legions of fans, it was Newtown’s locals who first embraced this budding bakery”, said General Manager, Josef Murray. “Newtown is incredibly special to us, as it’s where Black Star Pastry’s journey began all those years ago”.
The move comes with the new theme of ‘nostalgia’, looking back to BSP’s roots but also taking the business forward. It has, after all, outgrown that tiny space and now offers a more rounded, complete menu that should perfectly complemented the new digs, which are warm and inviting with high ceilings, original floorboards, marble benches, and arched windows for more natural light. The space was worked up by MKZ Architects, the same studio that created the storybook aesthetic at BSP’s street-level store at The Galeries.
Uniquely, a rolling pin ceiling installation serves as a grand statement from the bakery.
The menu will continue as usual for BSP fans. Expect all the typical cakes, as well as a range of quiches, pies, sausage rolls, pastries, croissants, and a breakfast-only egg and bacon roll.
The new Black Star Pastry homecoming store is located at 325 King Street, Newtown and is open from 7:30am daily.