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Lune Croissanterie Is Opening Its Third Pastry-Slinging Melbourne Spot in Armadale This Winter

The world-famous bakery will soon be serving its flaky croissants in the city's south.
By Sarah Ward
June 03, 2022
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By Sarah Ward
June 03, 2022
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Mid-morning croissant cravings will no longer require a trip into the CBD or to Fitzroy — if you're in Melbourne's south and hankering for Lune Croissanterie's finest, that is. A decade after first launching and forever changing the way Melburnians think about flaky, buttery pastries, the beloved bakery is now adding its third homegrown location in Armadale.

Set to open sometime this winter, Lune's latest Melbourne venue will serve up all those baked goods that fans know and love — traditional French croissants which take three days to prepare, of course, as well as everything from lemon curd cruffins and morning buns to its rotating range of monthly specials. Exactly where in the suburb it'll sit hasn't yet been revealed, but the chain announced the new store on its Instagram feed and is currently recruiting for a number of roles.

"Friends south of the river, we know you've been dark on us ever since we packed up shop, crossed the Yarra and moved to Fitzroy. How about if we told you we were coming back? VERY SOON," the Instagram post advises.

"Before the winter is out, the leafy streets of Armadale will have a buttery breeze care of Lune!!⁠"

 

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If you're still new to Lune's croissants, they've been described as "the finest you will find anywhere in the world" by The New York Times — and expect its Armadale spot to be busy when it does fling open the doors. Lining up for baked goods is a regular part of the Lune experience, including at its Brisbane outpost up north.

Melbourne is scoring a third Lune location before Sydney even gets one, with the chain finally due to open in the NSW capital sometime in 2023. Lune is also setting up a second Brisbane venue this July, too.

Wondering why Lune's tasty pastries are so coveted? Founder Kate Reid is an ex-Formula 1 aerodynamicist, and brings scientific precision to her craft. That includes the climate-controlled glass cube that Lune croissants are made and baked in, and the time-consuming process used to perfect each flaky pastry.

It has been a big decade for the brand, which Reid co-owns Lune with her brother Cameron and restaurateur Nathan Toleman (Dessous, Hazel, Common Ground Project). The company's journey started back in 2012 with a tiny store in the Melbourne suburb of Elwood. Since then, Lune has grown into a converted warehouse space in Fitzroy (with those perpetual lines out the front), opened a second store in the Melbourne CBD and earned praise aplenty — including that aforementioned rave from The New York Times.

Find Lune Croissanterie's third Melbourne store in Armadale, opening sometime this winter — we'll update you with an exact location and opening date when they're announced.

Images: Marcie Raw.

Published on June 03, 2022 by Sarah Ward
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