We first shared news back in 2020 that Kate Reid’s internationally renowned Lune Croissanterie was coming to Sydney.
An original site in Chippendale was scrapped, before Reid announced last year that Lune’s first Sydney store would open on Oxford Street in Darlinghurst. That opening is now slated for 2024.
It turns out a second spot will also open next year – a CBD location in the Sydney Metro Martin Place Precinct.
“We had a second store in the works to open about six or seven months after the main production store in Darlinghurst,” Reid tells Broadsheet. “But because of the hold-up with getting heritage approval on certain aspects of our design, [Darlinghurst was] delayed. But, by this time next year Sydney will have two Lunes not one.”
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The Sydney set-up will mirror the model Lune has established in its stores in Melbourne and Brisbane.
“We have our production stores, which are where all the raw pastry production happens,” says Reid. “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.”
Kate Reid opened Lune from a tiny hole-in-the-wall shop in the Melbourne suburb of Elwood in 2012. The shopfront quickly earned fans – and drew queues – for its shatteringly crisp and buttery elastic baked beauties. Since then Lune has expanded with three stores in Melbourne and two in Brisbane.
Lune is due to open in the Sydney Metro Martin Place Precinct in the first half of 2024.