Black Star Pastry has just opened in the heart of Rosebery. Located in a large industrial warehouse space, part of the Cannery, which is also connected to Kitchen By Mike and Da Mario. Expect high ceilings, copper everywhere, lots of tables and chairs to the left, and a long glass counter to the right filled to the brim with all of your favourites. Due to its reputation, expect large crowds of people, however, a short-ish wait and you should be able to secure yourself a table.
Strawberry Watermelon Cake with Rose Scented Cream ($7.50)
Wow what a unique slice of heaven. The watermelon cake has the reputation for being Black Star’s signature cake. In one bite the cake is altogether fresh, light and fragrant. Consisting of two layers of almond dacquoise (which is basically almond meal cake), fresh whipped cream, watermelon (yes watermelon), Strawberries, grapes, pistachios and rose petals. This is definitely a must try for yourself and a perfect dessert to bring to a dinner party.
Orange Cake with Persian Figs ($4.50)
A gorgeous little cake is simply divine in both looks and taste. Moist and crumbly with a subtle yet distinct orange favour (rumoured to come from one whole boiled orange) this is then adorned with a rich cream cheese icing, dried figs, pistachio and rose petals. Choose between a bite size morsel or a large cake, either way this is a delicious dessert to scoff down by yourself or share with close friends.
Creative genius Christopher Thé, who describes himself as a “laid back perfectionist” has an extensive and impressive resume including being Dessert Chef of Claude’s and Quay as well as spending time with Yellow, Victoire and Renaissance. In 2008 he opened Black Star Pastry in Newtown and has expanded and grown since then.
Fine coffee is made from Little Marionette coffee beans. In addition to their famous desserts, there is also a large range of breads, pies, quiches and sandwiches available. However, if you get there after a certain time, some of these items may be sold out…
Black Star Pastry
C1/85-113 Dunning Avenue,
Rosebery, NSW 2018