Tokyo Lamington moves into old Black Star

This is a repost ... because they are open for take away ... a treat during lock down. Post lock down, this lovely little local business will open at night to give Newtown our very own Izakaya - a small Japanese bar where you can have your sake with small plates of food.

I don't want to sound too much like Polly Anna but Covid 19 had delivered some silver linings ... Tokyo Lamington is one of them. It opened in the old Black Star Pastry home in Australia street about a week ago.

In 2018, Eddie Stewart (former pastry chef at Black Star Pastry) and Min Chai, founder of Sydney’s N2 Extreme Gelato, left Australia to open a cafe in Japan.

N2 Brunch Club is located in Tokyo’s busy Nihonbashi business district, and serves smashed avocado on toast, corn fritters and loaded pancakes. After a little while, the pair started serving lamingtons too, but in the typically inventive N2 style (the gelateria is known for its quirky, experimental flavour combinations).

When Covid hit the pair headed home, leaving the cafe in Tokyo in good hands. They started doing Pop Ups trying out their lamingtons around Sydney.

They have settled into Eddie's old work place the shop that was Black Star Pastry in Australia Street.

These are not your recycled sponge Lamington, the cake is across between a chiffon and a butter cake and the flavours are a wonderful mix and are constantly evolving.

The lads did the fit out themselves, it is spare with hints of a Japanese calm placement.

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