Melbourne's World-Famous Lune Croissanterie Is Opening Not One But Two Sydney Stores
Lune's croissants have been called "the finest you will find anywhere in the world" by The New York Times — and they're coming to Martin Place.
June 29, 2023
Pastry fans of Sydney, it's time to get excited because the world-beating Lune Croissanterie is coming to Sydney with two pastry-filled stores. We already knew about one of them after the first-ever Sydney location was confirmed last year. But now, that initial Darlinghurst outpost will also be joined by a second Lune in Martin Place.
Lune Sydney number two will open at 1 Elizabeth Street, Martin Place as part of the new Sydney Metro Martin Place tower that the Macquarie Group is currently developing. The bakery and cafe will join a host of yet-to-be-confirmed dining and retail offering in the precinct (which we're told will include premium restaurants, espresso bars and fashion retail).
"This exciting deal marks a significant milestone for both Lune Croissanterie and the Martin Place metro development," says Michael Tuck of Colliers who secured the deal between Lune and the metro site.
"This prime location, with its activated street frontages and high foot traffic, is the perfect setting for Lune Croissanterie's venue."
The 100-square-metre CBD site will join the previously-announced 300-square-metre flagship store at 60 Oxford Street. This expansive first venue will boast al fresco seating, with Australian developer TOGA Group confirming the Darlinghurst space will spill out onto neighbouring backstreets, Foley and Burton Street.
We haven't received an opening date for the Darlinghurst spot just yet, but we'll be sure to update you when it's locked in. As for Martin Place, both the metro tower and Lune are expected to open next year.
It's been a big decade for the brand, after starting out as a tiny store in Melbourne's Elwood back in 2012. Since then, Lune has expanded into a converted warehouse space in Fitzroy (with perpetual lines out the front), opened a second store in the Melbourne CBD and then launched in Brisbane in 2021. And, amid all that, it was even dubbed "the finest you will find anywhere in the world" by The New York Times.
Lune Croissanterie's second Sydney store will open at 1 Elizabeth Street, Martin Place in 2024. It'll join the flagship Sydney store which is expected to open at 60 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst in the Oxford & Foley development at some point this year.
Images: Marcie Raw.
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