Finding it difficult to keep up with all the eat streets popping up around where the Sydney Entertainment Centre used to be? Yep, us too. Steam Mill Lane is already chuffing away. The next eat street off the block is Little Hay Street which runs between Sussex Street and the circular Kengo Kuma building, where Golden Century and a posse of big name Sydney food operators are going in.
Little Hay has already been dubbed "electric treat street", and if that sounds a little Willy Wonka, Good Food hears Gelato Messina and Shortstop Coffee and Donuts will join the throng opening there in early September.
Devon Cafe will also open a new concept there, Dopa by Devon, focused on "munchies" with a few Japanese menu twists. Little Hay Street will also include Rey's Place, a Filipino-leaning home of cocktails and desserts.
Another pastry and quirky drink combo, Bengong Black, is also a confirmed starter, according to its local operator (there is a Bengong's Tea & Bakery in Burwood), Leon Wan. He confirmed its hot and cold signature drink filled with brown sugar syrup-filled "black pearls" will be among the menu stars.