Melbourne's World-Famous Lune Croissanterie Is Finally Opening a Sydney Store
Prepare for queues — some of the world's best croissants are heading north.
February 28, 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 Sydney 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 CBD store 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're looking for a space to expand their empire to in Sydney. Permanently.
The Reid siblings also posted the below cryptic photo on Instagram, showing what could quite possibly be the future home of Lune Sydney:
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 Sydney 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.
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's pastries have only been available in Sydney once before, during a one-day pop-up at Paramount Coffee Project back in 2017. We'll let you know when more details drop.
Images: Marcie Raw.