Black Star Pastry has a bit of a cult following and if you visit their Newtown or Rosebery stores you will have to jostle with crowds to order or even find a table. Their newest addition holds a huge warehouse space next to the Powerhouse Museum with lots more seating and all their menu favourites. The main cafe is on level 3, however they have also opened a smaller take away counter next to the playground on level 1. Both venues are very family friendly and parents will rejoice that they can finally bring the little ones to enjoy Black Star’s delicious and decadent menu.
Little ones have their own menu which consists of spaghetti with meatballs; kids burger; or kids bento box (all $10). We ordered the bento box for both girls which was a colourful and healthy mix of fruit, half a sandwich, coconut yoghurt, juice and a gingerbread man.
Black Star Pastry’s cakes, especially the watermelon cake have a bit of a cult following. At Powerhouse, they offer a selection of cakes, however we were more interested in the lunch menu. The menu covers toast, pies, sausage rolls, quiches, salad of the day and more gourmet ‘specials’ ($5 – $18). We ordered the falafel in flat bread with spicy harissa and hummus; and the Wagyu brisket burger. The standout was definitely the Wagyu burger which was delicate in size but strong in flavour and very filling.
If you have very active little ones, the takeaway counter on level 1 is a great option. It opens onto the playground and an indoor area full of toys. Note that they don’t serve coffee here and have a limited menu. Black Star Pastry really makes a day out at the Powerhouse Museum fun and delicious!