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Black Star Pastry

277 Australia St, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
+61 2 9557 8656
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“pastry” (23 reviews)
“pies” (14 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
277 Australia St, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The watermelon cake was the best I have ever tasted. The mixture of the watermelon, delicious but not too sweet cream and the flowers was perfect.

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My local friend recommended it saying that it was a must-try in Sydney, so we went in the early morning just before our flight to Cairns. Morning time is a good time to avoid the queue, with loads of fresh cakes available. We bought two...More

Thank jessica_csy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I guess it's a must-eat if you're in Sydney. As a dessert-lover, I have to say I love it! The watermelon is fresh and juicy. It's not too sweet. We ordered the cake and took it to the food court downstairs to eat. It's sold...More

Thank Tsun Wai C
Reviewed 10 March 2018

The iconic and creative watermelon cake is a must try, even just once. However, a similar cake with fresh lychees and perfumed strawberries is truly exceptional. These two cakes are extremely subtle and skillfully made. Anything with pastry here is just great because the puff...More

Thank outsidethesquare
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Literally the best watermelon cake I ever had!! And I had to have two it is that amazing!! Was having a bit of trouble finding the place though. Didn’t know it was inside kinokuniya bookstore.

Thank fillyfillo
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

When you go to Black Star you go for the watermelon cake. It’s light, smooth and crunchy, and unique. And perhaps the pastry and the Easter buns. You don’t go because you need everyone to smile at you and roll out the red carpet for...More

Thank IvanaSydney2010
Reviewed 9 February 2018

Their claim to fame is their strawberry watermelon cake. If you want to pay $8 for a piece of watermelon between 2 pieces of sponge with some sliced strawberry on top, then this is the place for you. Or you could go to Woolworths and...More

1  Thank Mick F
Reviewed 3 February 2018

Very good watermelon cake! I had not tried this type of cake before and appreciated trying a new type of cake. The price of one piece was 8 dollars. Great place to stop when on a stroll in Newtown!

Thank Felicia A
Reviewed 4 January 2018

I was so sad that I couldn't have their infamous watermelon cake due to my nut allergy, but I tried a different cake instead, and I paired that with a chai. The cake was yummy, the place tiny but charming, and the chai heavy on...More

Thank Chelsea E
Reviewed 2 January 2018

I have been to three of the Blackstar locations and have found each to be as good as the other. The food is really good: pies, rolls, cakes, plus they cater for vegetarians. They also have a couple of vegan cakes that are fancy and...More

1  Thank Vicki I
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 277 Australia St, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Newtown
  • Neighbourhood: Newtown
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9557 8656
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