Melbourne's World-Famous Lune Croissanterie Is Opening a Brisbane Store
Prepare for queues — some of the world's best croissants are heading north.
December 11, 2020
While the details are still scarce, pastry fans should prepare themselves to jump in line when Lune Croissanterie opens the doors to its first-ever Brisbane shopfront.
From a tiny store in the Melbourne suburb of Elwood in 2012, Lune has grown into a converted warehouse space in Fitzroy (with perpetual lines out the front), opened a second store in the CBD and was even dubbed "the finest you will find anywhere in the world" by The New York Times. Now, Founder Kate Reid, who co-owns Lune with her brother Cameron and restaurateur Nathan Toleman (Dessous, Hazel, Common Ground Project), has confirmed they've signed the lease on space in South Brisbane to expand their empire to the Sunshine State. Permanently.
The Reid siblings and Toleman posted the below photo on Instagram, showing off what will be the future home of Lune Brisbane and saying: "we are incredibly excited to announce that in Winter 2021 Lune will be opening a flagship store in Brisbane!!"
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An ex-Formula 1 aerodynamicist, Reid brings scientific precision to her craft, including the climate-controlled glass cube Lune croissants are made and baked in, and the time-consuming process used to perfect each flaky pastry.
It's too early to say what form the Brisbane store will take — it could be similar to Melbourne CBD's standing room-only outpost or more of a spectacle like the Fitzroy warehouse and its cube — or when it will open, but we're hoping for a menu of Lune Croissanterie favourites.
The Lune team also has plans in the works to open a Sydney store, but they have been pushed back due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Our mouths and stomachs are ready for twice-baked croissant aux amandes (stuffed with almond frangipane and generously topped with flaked almonds) and the Ferrero cruffin: a muffin-croissant hybrid filled with hazelnut and chocolate custard, dipped in chocolate ganache and sprinkled with roasted hazelnuts. Oh, and its perfectly flaky traditional croissant, of course.
Lune Croissanterie is set to open a flagship store in South Brisbane in winter 2021. We'll let you know when more details are announced.
Images: Marcie Raw.