My first visit to Black Star Pastry was in my pre-paleo days. We bought a bunch of cakes (and got a faulty macaron for free) and a lamb shank pie on a second visit. Then I went paleo and thought I wouldn’t step foot on Black Star ever again.
Until our lunch in Kitchen by Mike. We knew we needed more to feel satisfied and Gladys was prepared: she had spotted a Black Star a few metres away and had checked that they had gluten-free options. Well done, sis!
It had been 4 years since the one and only time I tried the famous strawberry & watermelon cake. Back then, I didn’t know it was gluten-free. I didn’t understand why people raved it about it so much, either. Judging for the amount of watermelons on site, it’s still their best-selling item.
I was very pleased to see that there were several gluten-free cakes on display.
We *almost* ordered one of each (we missed the macadamia & choc GF brownie). Surprisingly, the strawberry & watermelon cake was my favourite, followed by the orange cake, Persian figs, cheesecake. The pistachio lemon curd + white chocolate zen garden was too sweet for my taste.
Strawberry & watermelon cake ($7.50), pistachio lemon curd + white chocolate zen garden ($7.50), orange cake, Persian figs, cheesecake ($4.50)
Besides cakes they also serve sandwiches (no GF bread, though) and some lunch specials.