As of Monday, November 6, Black Star Pastry will have another branch — and brand new headquarters. You'll be able to wander along Bent Street in Moore Park's Entertainment Quarter at any time of day and see the Black Star creative process in motion.
That's right, the cake masters from both Newtown and Rosebery are moving digs, into a transparent 500-square-metre factory floor in the EQ. "We'll be doing all our cake production there," says Black Star's founder and owner Christopher The. "We'll be bringing the two teams together in one spot. It's going to be amazing...It's a part of town that's getting a lot of energy invested into it. We like to go to places that are just on the cusp of booming."
To keep up with demand and to allow staff members more time to be creative, The has invested in some whizz-bang machines — and you'll be able to watch them in action. "There's an ultrasonic cutter, an egg-cracking machine that separates yolks from whites and a crazy pressure cooker that we'll put our mixes in," The says.
If you're anxious that Black Star is going to turn into a mechanised behemoth, fret not. The says he's definitely keen to maintain the "hand-made quality and feel" on which Black Star has built its reputation. Just next door, there'll be a cafe, which The describes as very similar to Rosebery. However, you can expect an expansion of the savoury menu and "a futuristic, alien mothership futuristic feel" — what that means, we're not quite sure. Plus, unlike Newtown, there's no shortage of parking in the EQ car park.
The opening of Black Star Moore Park, brings the company's total number of outlets to four. You'll also find them in Newtown, Rosebery and the CBD within Kinokinuya Books.
Black Star Pastry Moore Park will open at Bent Street, The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park on Monday, November 6. For more info, visit blackstarpastry.com.