It is a happy happy thing that the inner West has become populated with a plethora of expert bakeries. Victoire in Rozelle, Bourke St Bakery in Marrickville and La Banette in Glebe, just to name a few.
Black Star Pastry in Newtown is one such bakery. It’s well-known for its cakes and sweet delights, but I have to say Mr Black and I were won over by their savouries, a few of which are pictured below: quiche with mushroom and fine herbs, sausage roll and lamb shank pie. All spectacular!
The sweet offerings are visually exquisite. Below was our decadent selection of a brownie, chocolate cherry cake, chocolate eclair, pistachio macaroon and orange cake. All were delicious and beautifully textured, but I personally loved the cherry chocolate cake – definitely required a good strong espresso to cut through the richness!
The only thing I could suggest to improve this place? A tad more warmth and friendliness from the staff – a smile doesn’t hurt you know! 🙂
- Hartsyard, Newtown – revisited (scoffandquaff.me)