Black Star Pastry, Newtown
Black Star Pastry opened in 2008 and now one of the most popular bakeries in Sydney. Probably one of the reason why Mr C decided to visit here was because he was so curious as to how they earned that reputation. I was a bit skeptical as per usual since Mr C only described they make really good pies and I’ve never been a fan of pies but turns out this place makes more than just pies. (Don’t think I saw them sell pies but I’m sure they do.)
This was the last slice when we queued. Originally there was a couple who pushed in front of us (who also wanted to order this cake) but they realised and queued behind us. So unfortunately for them, we took their last slice of this babe and they didn’t look very happy. Honestly, this tasted so interesting – watermelon in a cake? I’ve never eaten like that before, and the cake had a very strong rose smell (as you can see on top of the slice), loved it! Kind of set a romantic scene as you were eating it, especially with the sweet strawberries! I really loved the cream and the pastry together!
I actually never liked the taste and texture of cream brulee cos I had one from Mammas Kitchen and one at Mizuya and they didn’t taste as good. This was so different. Maybe they’re cooked differently or something, but this was so much better, a million times better! I loved the pastry. It seemed to have been baked just right, a bit sweet and crunchy but not overpowering. The custard was so perfect with the toffee. I usually save some bites for Mr C but this time, I just ate it all up. It was that good. Now my favorite dessert for now, is cream brulee and I shall order it everywhere I go.
This was suppose to be our main lunch meal of the day. And this was also my first quiche besides the ones I had on the airplane before. Honestly, this pastry was really good, the crust was a bit fluffy and crunchy, doesn’t leave a dry texture in your mouth. The quiche itself? Filled with mushroom goodness. I couldn’t really taste much of the herbs, but the quiche definitely had a strong mushroom taste to it.
Can’t say this was like the BEST #1 best yummy sandwich ever because it tasted quite average. We were suppose to get the mushroom sandwich one or something but unfortunately it was sold out And Mr C being a healthy kid, ordered this as a second alternative.
Black Star Pastry is a great place for a quick and cheap lunch, it does get a bit crowded at times so get in early and be prepared to line up!