SYDNEY | While in Sydney recently, I had to check out new opening Tokyo Lamington. The hole in the wall Newtown cafe, located in the space that previously housed the original Blackstar Pasty location, specialises in creative takes on the humble lamington, and also offers a small selection of onigiri, and coffee by Single O.
It’s the brainchild of Min Chai (ex N2 Extreme Gelato) and Eddie Stewart (ex Black Star Pastry). The duo started the concept in 2019, popping up in Tokyo, across Japan, and Singapore. They originally planned to open a permanent location in Tokyo, but then 2020 happened.
A silver lining for those living in Sydney, because these lamingtons are seriously good. I tried the Neapolitan (vanilla, strawberry, chocolate), while my mate went for the original. With flavours like yuzu, red velvet, and more, I definitely want to return the next time I’m in Sydney to try more.
The onigiri are the real deal too and made to order. Tuna and wasabi for me and bacon and egg for my friend. Paired with a perfectly made flat white, I wouldn’t have wanted to start the day any other way.
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