Get your comfortable shoes on, Melbourne. Lune, the cult croissanterie renowned for its queues, is expanding to the CBD pending the signing of a lease.
Unlike the spacey Fitzroy digs where you either queue for the fresh-baked croissants or book and do a pastry degustation while watching the work happen in a temperature-controlled glass cube, the city store will be a straighter bake-and-sell operation.
All prep will happen in Fitzroy, with raw croissants being transported in a refrigerated truck for baking on-site in town.
"It's for people who want a coffee and pastry," says founder Kate Reid. "People who want the added experience of watching the work will still go to Fitzroy." The opening date will be confirmed once the site is on lock.
In the meantime, catch Lune's Chinese New Year pop-up at David Jones from 9am February 13-15. Each day, 88 boxes of 'cruffin' pastries inspired by salted duck egg custard buns and pineapple tarts will be available. If you miss out, you'll go in the draw to win a Lune Lab deg.