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Published October 19th 2016
A unique dessert cafe
Crumble Top is the latest cafe to open on the strip of eateries at King Street, Newtown. Crumble Top opened five months ago and is quickly gaining in reputation as a winning speciality dessert cafe. Owner, Luke Stack, has been developing his concept of crumbles for over two years prior to opening his establishment. He said this concept has not been done in Australia before, which is to design your own crumble, your 'signature' dessert, and have it baked to order.
Luke is an experienced chef having left Sydney as a 23 year old to become skilled in a job he loves. He worked two years as a sous chef for celebrity chef, Gordon Ramsay, in London. Then worked once again for Gordon Ramsay in Italy, then in a two-michelen star restaurant in Paris and after that, in Dubai. When I heard about this cafe, I drove 30 minutes to get my crumble fix.
There is quite a range of crumbles to choose from. Customers can choose fruit bases or pudding bases, then choose the delicious crumble topping. A choice of ice cream is also part of this wonderful package, which is placed separately to the crumble and base. A variety of yummy sauces are chosen to complete this dessert meal.
I'm very traditional with my crumbles so I chose the Apple and Rhubarb base, with White Chocolate and Macadamia crumble, Vanilla Bean ice cream, plus a Vanilla Custard sauce. This delectable crumble was $13.95. It's placed in a funky box which a friend of Luke's designed. It was a substantial and enjoyable meal.
Crumble Top do thick shakes with crumble in them. They also have "design your own Affogato" - choose any two scoops of ice cream with a double shot of coffee and crumble of your choice. There is a 10% discount all year round in store with the purchase of any Crumble or Sundae for all uni students and teachers at University of NSW, Australian Catholic University, Macquarie University, University of Sydney, University of Technology as well as Enmore TAFE, so bring in your ID and get ordering.
If you don't feel like getting out and want a crumble in the comfort of your home, Crumble Top also do deliveries through Deliveroo, Uber Eats and Foodora to your door. Luke's customers are excited about this joint and have asked him to open up in Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth. Crumble Top has exciting food so look out Australia.