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Black Star Pastry

€€ - €€€Cafe, , Vegetarian Friendly
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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07:00 - 17:00 Hours
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
277 Australia St, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We stopped in here a bit randomly. We got lattes and ordered the watermelon cake because it was pretty, and we had no expectations. It was amazing! It was aesthetically beautiful, and the textures and flavors were wonderful. The lattes were great too. This is...More

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the watermelon cake and of course the cake looks pretty too. However, it may be a little pricey for a slice of cake.

Thank Roy P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having heard the hype over their internationally-famous watermelon cake, I was rather disappointed by how it turned out to taste. Though the cake was above average in its lightness of the fluffy cake layer, it did not leave much of an impression overall. The flavour...More

Thank awwsnapz
Reviewed 12 April 2018 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 30 March 2018

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 21 March 2018

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 10 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 8 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
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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