Word of a Sydney Lune has been floating around the city for a few years now. First expected to hit a heritage site in Chippendale, the pastry mecca was then slated to open on Oxford Street in Darlinghurst. A second, smaller spot just for the CBD was announced too. But, after “unforeseen delays” with the Darlo build, founder Kate Reid has announced another move: a Lune flagship is under construction at the Rosebery Engine Yards.

The inner-south digs make sense. A heritage industrial building stays true to the bakery’s signature aesthetic. The fit-out will honour the bones of the space, with a cool futuristic edge – think bright lights illuminating a lofty space, and panels of glass looking through to pastry chefs commandeering high-tech kitchen equipment.

“We’ve shifted to a new location in order to keep our plans on track and honour our commitment to bring the Lune experience to Sydney in 2024,” Reid says in a statement. “The Rosebery site aligns perfectly with our vision, and we’re excited to have that opening in sight.”

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Sticking to the tried-and-tested format, all production will take place in the Rosebery flagship. You’ll be able to dine in on-site, but just-baked laminated beauties will also travel to the satellite spot expected in the Sydney Metro Martin Place Precinct.

“We have our production stores, which are where all the raw pastry production happens,” Reid told Broadsheet last year. “It’s theatre – you go and watch the pastry chefs and get the really elaborate pastries that require a full kitchen team. But we also have our CBD satellite stores. The second store that will open in Sydney is the same – I think it’s going to be very busy.”

Reid opened Lune as a tiny hole-in-the-wall in the Melbourne suburb of Elwood in 2012. The shopfront drew queues for its shatteringly crisp and buttery croissants. Lune has expanded since then, with three stores in Melbourne and two in Brisbane.

Lune is expected to open two Sydney stores in 2024 – a flagship at the Rosebery Engine Yards and a smaller satellite store in the Sydney Metro Martin Place Precinct.