If the hype is to be believed, it’s the pastry worth flying down to Melbourne for. Lune’s classic beurre croissants have popularly been dubbed “the finest you will find anywhere in the world” by The New York Times back in 2016. A tall claim, but not unfounded if the endless queues outside its three stores are to be believed. Now after much back and forth over the last two years, Kate Reid’s Melbourne establishment is finally coming to Sydney. Lune Sydney will be located in Oxford Street, Darlinghurst.
Confirming the news, Kate Reid, Director and Founder of Lune said, “We could not be more thrilled to have secured this marquee space in the beautiful Oxford & Foley development. One of the most iconic hospitality precincts in Sydney, the prospect of Lune being in the neighbourhood of many heavyweight Sydney greats in Darlinghurst and Surry Hills is incredibly exciting for us, and we only hope to add to this with our specific brand of buttery deliciousness. We can’t wait to show the world what we have in store for Lune Sydney!”
At the moment Lune has a warehouse space in Fitzroy, a second store in Melbourne’s CBD and a store in Brisbane that debuted last year. Sydney is long overdue a slice of the action, wouldn’t you agree?
Along with Lune’s perfectly crisp, flaky and buttery croissants, Sydneysiders can look forward to incredible monthly specials. Last month, for instance, saw the likes of the Iced Vovo Cruffin and Carrot Cake Croissants. Personally, I’m a sucker for the traditional flaky croissant, which remains one of Lune’s most popular items on the menu.
Lune Sydney was meant to open earlier this year but thanks to the pandemic the developer’s timeline has been set back. Although the dates and menus have not yet been confirmed for the Sydney store, jump across to the Lune Croissanterie website for a peek at what to expect.
Oxford & Foley is breathing new life into the iconic Oxford Street. Surrounded by Sydney’s best restaurants and bars, shopping, parks, cycleways, it is also in close proximity to the CBD, just a 10-minute walk.
The wait has been long but it’s going to be worth it.