Black Star Pastry opens new store in The Galeries

Dragon Cake, Japanese Forest Cake, or the iconic Strawberry Watermelon Cake. You’ll get to take your pick when Newtown-born phenomenon Black Star Pastry opens their new Sydney CBD store on the ground level of The Galeries.

Just off the Pitt Street entrance to the central mall, Black Star Pastry will be conveniently positioned for city workers to pop by and experience the new and improved venue, with interiors that take design cues from the turning page of a book. That neat aesthetic is a nod to BSP’s original CBD location inside the famed Kinokuniya Bookstore.

Black Star Pastry new store
Black Star Pastry’s white façade takes design cues from the turning pages of a book.

Although their signature Strawberry Watermelon cake has been the “it” dessert in Australia for quite some time, Black Star Pastry is still fielding around 1,000 pre-ordered cake collections a week. And that demand should only grow now that the new store has streamlined and tidied up the whole process, with a dedicated cake collection point allowing people to skip the in-store coffee-and-cake queues and minimise the temporal distance between their taste buds and those exceptionally built cakes.

The Galeries store will open at 8am each morning Wednesday through Sunday and stay open until 5pm. A full range of BSP’s cakes will be available, including a newly created Peanut, Chocolate and Caramel Tart with layers of salted peanut caramel, milk and dark chocolate ganache, and an almond shortbread base (also available in Newtown and Rosebery).

BSP’s limited-edition Black Truffle Toastie will also be on the menu for the new store, alongside Little Marionette coffee, an assortment of croissants, and custard flans. And of course, that signature Strawberry Watermelon Cake will be sitting pretty behind a glass panel alongside the likes of Pistachio Lemon Zen Cake, Raspberry Lychee Cake, and European Black Forest Cake.

The Galeries, Shop 26, 500 George Street |

Chris Singh

Chris Singh is the Deputy Editor of the AU review and a freelance travel writer. You can reach him on Instagram by following @chrisdsingh.

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