Monday, 3 January 2011

black star pastry @ australia st., newtown

Recently, the boy has been looking at cars and whilst he has yet to settle on a model that he wants to buy, the one that he's about to settle on seems to always follow him. Whether we are in the car, walking along the street, there's that car again and I kid you not, this has probably been going on for at least 2 months. Then again, this is not unlike my relationship with Black Star Pastry. First it was an article in the Australian Gourmet Traveller, then it was a write up in the SMH Good Living, then it was a conversation with a friend, then another friend mentioned it and finally, a good couple months later, I made my way over there to check out what it was all about.

Serrano Ham with Olive Rustic Bread. Lemongrass & Ginger Iced Tea - I highly recommend this!

Chicken & Avocado Sandwich (my favourite of our two sandwich choices).

The place was a lot smaller than I expected it to be but I suspect most of it is actually the kitchen out the back. What you see in this photo is pretty much it in terms of the shopfront. There's the one table inside which were lucky to snap up, the rest of the seating is a bench and some stools outside the shop.

Lots of really yummy looking desserts in the Black Star Pastry cabinets but with a boxful of macarons already under my belt, I settled for the chocolate eclair and custard flan. Must go back to try out the rest!

So there you have it, Part 2 of my 2010 birthday celebrations. Minus the size of the place, Black Star Pastry was everything I thought it would be - simple, no fuss yet tantalising food and desserts which I could quite easily gobble up at any time of the day. It was a tad hot that particularly day for a coffee but seeing all the people coming in and out of the shop just to grab a coffee or two, I think it'd be safe for me to say that they make a mean coffee too. Anyway, will report back when I try it out.


joey@FoodiePop said...

More birthday pastry? LOL You lucky thing!

mashi said...

Glad you like the place, I absolutely love their watermelon and rosewater cake, it's divine mmm

mademoiselle délicieuse said...

Their watermelon rosewater cake is an absolute must-try and, if you're a gingerbread lover, my friends tell me the ginger ninjas as well.