Get excited Sydneysiders, Black Star Pastry is setting up shop in Books Kinokuniya at The Galeries in October this year.
The new venue will be the third outlet for owner Christopher Thé, who already has two well-established eateries in Newtown and Rosebery.
Despite it being leased as a six-month pop-up, Thé says The Galeries store is likely to become a permanent patisserie.
"We always have a pop-up going and we were asked by Kinokuniya to do our next one, but as the relationship's unfolded, we're getting a really good feeling about it, so it's looking like it should be permanent, as long as everything goes well," he says.
The new outlet will offer customer favourites such as the famous strawberry watermelon cake and slow-cooked lamb shank pie, and book lovers will be able browse while indulging in a Little Marionette coffee and an array of delicious pastries.
Along with the classics, the Kinokuniya outlet will feature new pastries and cakes, a vegan doughnut made from tofu and even a pastry taco filled with white chocolate, matcha, chilli chocolate and lemon meringue.
"We have a good chance to do 'next generation' things and I'm in a place where I can be really creative," Thé says.
"I want each Black Star to pretty much be a Black Star with its own personality. This one's based on Japanese pop-culture and has a cardboard feel to the lay-up because we're in a bookstore, with a paper-ish feel to the counter."
Black Star has also launched a pop-up collaboration with N2 Extreme Gelato where patrons will be able to preview the new offering at The Galeries' Spring Social event from September 24 - 27.
Black Star Pastry will open in Kinokuniya at The Galeries Victoria (Level 2, 600 George Street, Sydney) on October 29. Open 10am-7pm daily, 10am-9pm on Thursdays.