Hopper Kadé is Sydney’s answer to Sri Lankan-inspired street food and after popping up in Tramsheds, this new eatery has just opened its permanent home in Darlinghurst, serving up their (by now infamous) hoppers. What’s a hopper you ask? Picture a bowl-shaped pancake with your pick of filling and you’ll be close to picturing how good it is.
This joint is open from brekky through to dinner and we know you need to know this place is a BYO scenario to boot. The hoppers themselves are naturally gluten- and dairy-free, made from fermented rice flour and coconut milk, so you better add this one to your list of places to take that friend (you know the one). The hopper bar is as fun as you make it, with options to add lentil curry, 12-hour beef brisket or the O.G. free-range egg. They’ve got something for vegetarians and you'd be best to wash it all down with a chai tea or house-made mango lassie. You really can’t go wrong, TBH.
Their brand new brunch menu is just as good as the rest of Hopper Kade's spread, merging classic Aussie brekky eats with their traditional Sri Lankan fare. We're talking about hoppers stuffed to the max with smashed avo, grilled halloumi, balsamic glaze and poached eggs. There's even a Nutella situation going on for all those sweet tooths out there. Coffee is by Byron Bay's The Black Lab and all the Insta pics will be by you #sorted.
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