DOPA Donburi And Milk Bar
Nestled on the new Darling Square strip known as Little Hay Street, DOPA Donburi and Milk Bar is concept store brought to you by the Devon team.
This gem has been inspired by all things Tokyo which means the menu is packed with more than 20 variations of Japanese donburi (rice bowls) like teriyaki chicken, cheeseburger wagyu, beef tongue, katsu pork and a whole heap more.
The milk bar feels are also very real here with classic milkshakes, parfaits, puddings and cheesecakes up for grabs. However, there’s also a sling of Japanese desserts which reimagine the old-school miruku bar including loaded kakigori shaved ice desserts, the iconic brick toast and giant matcha cookies.
But the big standout on the menu has to be the loaded dopashakes, an epic concoction of East meets West with combos like matcha, jersey milk and cookie crumbs; mocha with iced chocolate, mascarpone and tiramisu gelato; or actual truffle boba with royal milk tea, Okinawa sugar and whipped cream cheese.
The 70-seat venue brings together banquette, bar and outdoor spaces with all the clean lines, timber, pastel and retro-manga aesthetics.
Image credit: Rocket Weijers