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 the public 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? For the time being, it’s still unclear. 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.
Suffice it to say, 2023 just looked a little brighter – watch this space here for more pressing updates on Lune Sydney.