Newtown: Black Star Pastry and Cafe

T7JVmi1394872618Black Star Pastry and Cafe
277 Australia Street
Newtown NSW 2042
Phone:(02) 9557 8656‎UJrHEM1394872877

RwUVsk1394872767This is now on my favourites list. Delicious.

The cafe is tiny, hardly any sitting space, a small tight alcove in the cafe and two bench/crate areas in the outside front space of the shop. They have many little tempting dessert choices. Panna Cotta, creme brulee tarts, flourless chocolate and hazelnut torte… are just a few.

kpvffW1394872735aFg6Jg1394872688  Xp4GsC1394872843woz8os1394872655V8QDej1394872806

EYYzgK1394873093I had the watermelon cake for the first time. At 7.5 a slice it’s not cheap, but definitely well worth it with every mouthful!

It has an amazing almond meal base, then what tastes like a version of chantilly cream, a watermelon layer, more cream, another almond meal later, then jelly which taste like it has rose water in it, fresh strawberries, and edible flowers. mhjVUr1394872568It is a fragrant and spectacular dessert, enough to impress even the most discerning dessert connoisseur. The only downside to this dessert is in the eating, as you cut through it with a fork or spoon, the watermelon then squishes all of the bottom layer cream out of the cake and it becomes very messy to eat! I understand that they put the cream underneath the watermelon so the watermelon doesn’t make the cake base soggy… but still it makes it rather hard to eat in one graceful fork-full!

wqO6Im1394873011Next on to the quiches. We got a Shirley (mushrooms with fine herbs) and Betty (Goats cheese and leek) 6.5 each. Both were great, the pastry was flaky and buttery. The mixture was melt-in-the-mouth. I loved the Betty quiche the best out of the two.

Food: 9.5/10
Value for money: 7.5/10
Ambience: 7.5/10
Service: 7.5/10
Overall Score: 32/40

Black Star Pastry on Urbanspoon

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s