Cake Time: Black Star's St Kilda Store Has Reopened with a Fresh Look and New Curbside Cake Pick-Up

The Bayside pastry haven is back — and it's celebrating with two-for-one cakes and free coffee this weekend.
Libby Curran
October 07, 2022

If your sweet tooth has had to endure a scarcity of Black Star's famed pastries since the brand's St Kilda outpost shut for renovations, you'll soon be able to satisfy those cravings by feeding it exactly what it's been missing. The Bayside store is back in the game as of this week, throwing open its doors to show off a head-to-toe makeover.

Welcoming cake fiends from Thursday, October 6, the new-look Acland Street outpost now boasts a new production kitchen and a revamped minimalist storefront — with stepped stadium-style seating and a grand mirrored installation taking pride of place.

Cabinets will once again be stocked full of Black Star's signature sweet treats, headlined by the cult-favourite Strawberry Watermelon Cake. You'll also find a range of all-day eats, including egg-and-bacon rolls, ham-and-cheese croissants and ratatouille tarts — as well as all the usual winners from the drinks list, including the new Strawberry Watermelon Latte and Hot Chocolate Mirage.

This time around, however, the store has an extra sweet offering for time-starved cake lovers. The new Cake Concierge pick-up service allows you to pre-order your treats, phone ahead with an ETA and be met at a designated valet bay, so staff can run your order out to you — along with a complimentary coffee. All of the cake, none of the hassle of leaving your car.

As you'd expect, Black Star is launching its new store with some cake-filled celebrations, on Saturday, October 8. There'll be giveaways galore and free coffees by St Ali, plus a two-for-one cake deal that'll let you mix and match your favourites on the cheap.

Find Black Star Pastry's new-look store at 2C Acland Street, St Kilda. It's open from 8am–4pm Wednesday to Sunday.

Published on October 07, 2022 by Libby Curran
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