Tokyo Lamington, Newtown

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.

Tokyo Lamington

277 Australia Street
New South Wales 2042

Telephone: n/a
E-mail: [email protected]

Sun – Sat: 7:00am to 3:00pm

Paul founded The City Lane back in 2009 as a place to share photos of his travels around Europe with friends and family. The City Lane might have changed quite a lot since those early days but one thing that’s remained constant is Paul’s passion for food, travel and culture, and a desire to photograph and write about his experiences. Paul has a strong inquisitive nature that drives him to look beneath the surface in order to discover what really makes a city and its people tick, and what better way to do this than over a good meal or drink, with a city’s locals, at places that people who live in that city actually frequent. Paul is also a co-host of The Brunswick Beer Collective, a podcast that may or may not actually be about beer.


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