Sydney's, scratch that, Australia's most famous cake has touched down in Melbourne. 

After making a few appearances during previous runs of the Night Noodle Markets and 2015's Sweetfest, Black Star Pastry and their layered strawberry watermelon cake have found a new and somewhat more permanent home here in Melbourne. Touted as a pop up with no exact fixed end date yet (and hopefully not ever), Melburnians can now get their fix of the popular cake, alongside coffee and other baked goodies, at the Carlton location from February 20th. 

Photos from the launch event: 

All the strawberry watermelon cakes. What a magnificent sight to behold!


  • Caramelised pork belly and rice

  • Sausage roll

  • Lamb pie

  • Hoy Pinoy's barbecue meat skewers


  • Strawberry watermelon cake

  • Plum frangipane tart

  • Pistachio Lemon Zen Cake

Black Star Pastry Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Black Star Pastry Melbourne

56 University St,

Carlton, Victoria, 3053.

Open 7 days a week:

Mon - Sat, 10am - 8pm

Sun, 10am - 5pm

Disclosure: I attended the launch as a guest of Black Star Pastry. All opinions expressed in this post are based entirely on my experience and observations made during the time of my visit. 

Eat, EventMaggie Lam