Tokyo Lamington Has Moved Its Flagship Sydney Store Into Black Star's Former Newtown Digs
The brand's creative desserts are now available at a new location alongside some cleverly reimagined onigiri.
The minds behind Tokyo Lamington boast some pretty serious pedigree when it comes to dreaming up wild and wonderful dessert creations, with Eddie Stewart an alum of the legendary Black Star Pastry and Min Chai the founder of N2 Extreme Gelato. So it feels only fitting that the duo has chosen Newtown as their base — and in the famed building once home to Black Star's OG digs, no less.
Tokyo Lamington has swapped its former Haymarket home for this new set-up on Australia Street, where it's continuing to celebrate that signature fusion of Japanese and Australian flavours. The brand's untraditional lamingtons are once more the stars of the show, with clever variations like Ferrero Rocher, vegan red velvet, black sesame and yuzu meringue rotating through the menu. The Neapolitan lamington pulls inspiration from the iconic three-piece ice cream combo, too, while a rose and strawberry creation features layers of rose cream, strawberry jellies and white chocolate, plus a coating of rose petals and toasted coconut.
But Tokyo Lamington isn't only about Stewart and Chai's reimagining of a classic Aussie treat. At its new store, the brand is also serving up a handful of other fusion eats, including a range of savoury onigiri. Right now, you'll find crafty variations like sausage and tomato relish, kombu and mushroom, and even bacon and egg.
To match, there are milk, black and batch brew coffees, as well as a new black sesame latte crafted with an extra smooth sesame paste imported from Japan's Saitama prefecture. And that pooch of yours can get in on the Tokyo Lamington action, too — the store's also slinging specialty warm puppacinos made with stretched milk and liver treat powder.
Find Tokyo Lamington at 277 Australia Street, Newtown. It's open daily from 7am–3pm.
Top image: Nikki To.
Published on April 19, 2021 by Libby Curran