Among the several hospitality-related casualties of COVID-19 from the past few years, the scheduled launch of Melbourne’s Lune Croissanterie right here in Sydney was a major one. Thankfully, after a moment of uncertainty/radio silence, we can now report the Lune Sydney shopfront is still on the way and looking to open its doors to an NSW outpost in 2023.
The New York Times once had the balls to call Lune croissants “the finest anywhere in the world.” A huge claim, one would assume at first, but you’d be hard-pressed to find anybody who has personally experienced its flaky goodness raise any form of disagreement.
Evolving from humble suburban beginnings all the way back in 2012, Lune Croissanterie now retains an impressive warehouse space in Fitzroy which commands queues that wrap around the block – anything for those twice-baked croissants aux amandes and Ferrero cruffins, of course – a second store in Melbourne CBD, another in Brisbane which debuted just last year, and soon enough, that long-awaited inaugural New South Wales location.
Spearheaded by ex-Formula 1 aerodynamicist Kate Reid – Founder & Co-Owner alongside her brother Cameron and restauranteur Nathan Toleman – the secret to these delectable pastries’ legendary quality involves a laborious and precise science-led process. Apparently, crafting what many deem to be the perfect croissant requires a climate-controlled glass cube.
So where exactly will Lune’s Sydney flagship be located? Back in 2020, when the announcement that Lune Sydney would soon become a material reality, the Reid siblings posted a cryptic photo on Instagram hinting at what might be its future home (see: below). No caption. Just an empty warehouse. And a whole lot of hinting.
Since then, however, it has been revealed that Lune Sydney will be located at 60-120 Oxford Street in Darlinghurst.
“We could not be more thrilled to have secured this marquee space in the beautiful Oxford & Foley development,” said Kate Reid.
“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!”
Suffice it to say, 2023 just looked a little brighter – watch this space here for more pressing updates on Lune Sydney.