Melbourne’s five-kilometre lockdown radius means that – for many of us – Kate Reid’s Lune is out of reach. But to help cure any bakery blues, the world-famous croissanterie has started delivering to different suburbs all over Melbourne, as part of its new “hot suburbs” initiative.
Lockdown 1.0 saw the launch of Lune’s local delivery model, but the second coming in July made Reid think more broadly. Now, each day, the team picks a handful of suburbs beyond its five-kilometre bubble to deliver to.
The menu includes the classics, such as flaky plain croissants, almond croissants and pains au chocolat, as well as some limited-edition pastries.
There’s a twice-baked pain au chocolat filled with biscuity frangipane and choc chips, and garnished with cookie chunks and caramelised white-chocolate mousse; and the returning twice-baked Snickers croissant filled with peanut-butter frangipane, salted caramel and chocolate ganache, and topped with salted peanuts.
So far, Lune has delivered to more than 50 suburbs outside its normal delivery radius, including Doncaster, Essendon, Preston, Templestowe, Williamstown, Glenroy, Bentleigh and Broadmeadows.
If you want your suburb to be next, round up your neighbours (virtually), head to Lune’s Instagram page and drop some comments. Hot suburb winners are announced daily.
If your suburb is chosen, you can order online here.