Australia Day at Bluestone Lane

Avo Smash in the morning, pies for lunch and beers in the arvo? Sounds like Australia Day.

It’s that one day of the year where we let our hair down, embrace our roots and emphasize the rich slur of our beloved ‘strayan tongue. On Friday, January 26, we are paying homage to the land down under with specialty Aussie bites, prizes and mates rates to celebrate Australia Day. Here’s what you need to know:

Bluestone Lane Avo Smash with tomatoes

Budgies and Bathers

We don’t want to cut any corners when we bring the Australia Day spirit to the USA. And what is the one thing we’re missing most? The blistering summer heat and a party by the pool, of course!
On Friday, January 26, we dare you to think warmer thoughts and do your morning coffee run in Australia Day style. The dress code is budgie smugglers (speedos) and bathers, and a fair dinkum reward for those who turn up to the party. How does 25% off all BL products until the end of 2018 sound? We think it’s worth a freezing dash in ‘nothing but.’*
*See where to participate and the ‘fine print’ below.

Aussie Quiz

How well do you speak Aussie? We’re giving you the chance to find out by taking our Bluestone Lane Australia Day lingo quiz. Our mates that score 100% go in the draw to win free coffee for a week! The competition is open from now until Saturday, January 27 at 3am (EST). There will be 10 lucky winners. Chookas! (Australian for good luck).

woman outside Bluestone Lane holding a coffee and eating a meat pie.

Beef Pies

The legend of the Aussie meat pie dates back to 1947 when Four’N Twenty started selling delicious beef pies in Bendigo, Australia. This year, we are teaming up with these Aussie icons to bring a taste of home to our Bluestone Lane Cafés*. Come in for a traditional Four’N Twenty meat pie made of 100% Australian minced beef encased in a crispy, golden shortcrust pastry. If we can’t have a BBQ by the beach we’ll take the next best thing; a hearty meat pie in the midst of a New York winter!

Bluestone Lane to stay flat white with a lamington on a blue plate.

Booze & Aussie Bites

A few tinnies to celebrate ‘straya. Visit our Dumbo, Collective, Carmine Street or Upper East Side Cafés for quality Australian beer and wine at mates rates prices all day! In addition, all Bluestone Lane locations will be serving some of our favorite Australian classics for just $2 each. This special offer is for our signature silky flat whites and bite-size Husk Bakeshop gluten-free lamingtons (not in San Francisco or DC, sorry!). Join us for an Aus Day feast!

The Fine Print
*To win a 25% off VIP card, patrons must enter BL Collective Café and place their order in swimwear only. ‘Budgies’ or ‘bathers’ cannot be worn underneath or over the top of other garments. Customers exhibiting inappropriate behavior will be asked to leave immediately.
*Our Upper East Side, Carmine Street, Dumbo, Rittenhouse Sq, Front Street and Washington DC Cafés will serve meat pies on Friday 26 only.  Collective Café will have pies from Friday 26 – Sunday 28.