Is the best croissant in the world coming to Brisbane?
Maybe. Quite possibly. Lune Croissanterie is definitely coming and is set to open on Thursday 5 August.
It’s strange to think that the best croissant in the world is made in Australia, but that’s what the New York Times asked back in 2016 and queues at Kate Reid’s Melbourne establishment continue to form and croissants continue to sell out. So, when news broke that Lune was opening up a store in Brisbane, we were understandably excited.
Now, we’re jittery with excitement as Lune Croissanterie has announced that it is finally opening up this week. And while they didn’t expect to be in a Brisbane lockdown, they’re going ahead because they offer take away. Count your lucky stars, nearby residents.
Lune’s flagship Brisbane store will be serving up a collection of its favourite pastries including the crisp, flaky and buttery croissants, obviously. There’ll be coffee too and each month a special or two will be on the menu. We’re hoping to get out hands on some fresh-out-of-the-oven pastries like the twice-baked croissant aux amandes and the Ferrero cruffin.
Honestly, we’ll try everything and anything because from what we’ve heard, Kate Reid isn’t just any run-of-the-mill baker. She’s an ex-aerospace engineer who has worked for Formula 1 racing teams whose sole ambition is to reach perfection. And then, she apprenticed at famed Parisian boulangerie Du Pain et des Idées – regularly touted as one of Paris’ best and must try. And then, Lune’s croissants are baked in a climate-controlled glass cube so that perfection is guaranteed.
If you’re keen on trying one (or more) of Lune’s croissants, then get down to the Fish Lane in South Brisbane—obviously, only when you can because we’re currently in lockdown.
Find Lune Croissanterie at 15 Manning Street, South Brisbane in the Fish Lane Arts Precinct