I’ve made my own baklava at home plenty of times. While it’s fun mixing and matching different nuts, syrup to pastry ratio and wacky shapes, nothing beats walking into a baklava pastry store. The huge display here offers more varieties of baklava than you can imagine.

Auburn Baladna Pastry: Arabic and European Sweets - baklava display

Auburn Baladna Pastry: Arabic and European Sweets - Pistachio baklava

Auburn Baladna Pastry: Arabic and European Sweets - baklava candy store display

Here’s what I ended up with:

Auburn Baladna Pastry: Arabic and European Sweets - packaged baklava

The long ones in the back-right are lady’s fingers cashew baklava… these are crispy, buttery and not overly loaded in syrup. Splendid. The round disc of pastry with cream has been an all time favourite of mine… the soft fluffy cream balances out the sweetness so well. Ah, and my second most loved baklava would have to be the king’s crown of long kounafa pastry which resembles a bird’s nest full of whole pistachios. It’s pure heaven.

Auburn Baladna Pastry: Arabic and European Sweets - my plate of baklava goodness including long kounafa pistachio baklava and cashew lady's finger baklava

Auburn Baladna Pastry
Opens 8am – 10pm daily!!!
150 South Parade, Auburn
Phone: 9649 2324

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Jennifer is the founding blogger of I Ate My Way Through (originally, Jenius.com.au). Growing up in the multicultural melting pot of Sydney’s Inner West as a second generation Australian (of Vietnamese refugee parents of Teochew Chinese ancestry), Jen has always had a deep curiosity about global cuisines, culinary heritage and the cultural assimilation of immigrants. For Jen and her family, food is always at the centre of all celebrations, life events and milestones. A lover of the finer things in life, as well as cheap eats, her blogging ethos is all about empowering and inspiring people to expand their culinary repertoire. When not running her two companies (she is also the Managing Director of The Bamboo Garden online marketing agency), Jen can be found exploring old-world charms at vintage markets and delving into local eats around the world. She has a weakness for fried chicken.
  • Hey Jen,
    I used to go and visit Auburn often.
    Where abouts is this place? Is it on the main shopping side or is the side closer to Parrammatta road?
    There is also another lebanese sweets place in lidcombe. ive been to that place a couple of times..very nice sweets.

  • Daniel.P

    Damn that looks awesome. I’ll remember to visit next time I’m in Auburn. I’ve made pistachio baklava before and it was pretty good. It does get overly sweet after more then a few though.

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  • Jen

    It’s opposite the station on the main shopping side 🙂

  • Jen

    Yea, unfortunately baklava isn’t one of those things you could eat a lot of! I’m currently a massive fan of kounafa pastry.

  • Lebanista

    I came here today and I have to let everyone know that the owner is a dishonest thief. I watched him weigh it and it said 700g (At $15 a kg I thought it’ll be $10 maybe $11)… he said “$13”, and I thought that’s not right… I asked him “is it one kg?” he said “$15 one kg”, and I asked again “did you weigh 1kg?” and he said “yes”. I felt scared so I just and left…. came home and weighed it, yep I was right……. watch him with a beady eye because he will steal an extra few dollars from you 🙁 Never going there again 🙁

  • Jen

    Aww that’s such a shame to hear about your experience. I haven’t been back there in a few years