Popular Sri Lankan street food pop-up, Hopper Kadé becomes a permanent place to get your 'hopper' fix today with the opening of their restaurant on Darlinghurst's buzzy Crown Street.

After two years on the street food scene founders Ruvanie De Zoysa and Chris Goffin are trading their mobile street food wheels for a fixed address - which is great news for fans of their authentic Sri Lankan cuisine, especially their signature 'hopper'.

For the uninitiated, the hopper is a traditional Sri Lankan bowl-shaped crepe made with fermented rice flour and coconut milk. Hopper Kade's hoppers are made in-house and filled with a free-range egg and other tasty additions like Lankan-spiced 12-hour beef brisket.

Hopper Kade hoppers. Image: Kai Leishman

Alongside the signature hoppers, the eatery is serving brunch, lunch and dinner options. Brunch will be served from 8am until 11am with brunch plates including Lankan jaffles, roti wraps and chai-spiced banana loaf, lunch and dinner will be hoppers (of course) plus roti wraps, biryani rice plates and fresh cuttlefish salad with Sri Lankan flavours of papaya, herbs and lime.

In a press statement De Zoysa said, "We've decided to mix things up a bit - combining subcontinental dishes with Australian ingredients and flavour combinations to create a new style of cooking. The menu will celebrate the best of both worlds, offering exciting new options and of course, the Sri Lankan staple, the humble hopper!"

Hopper Kadé opens today, February 20, at 253 Crown St, Darlinghurst. Opening hours: Tues - Weds 8am - 3pm, Thurs - Sat 8am - 3pm and 5pm - 10pm, Sun 8am - 3pm. 
hopperkade.com.au

A Sri Lankan street food eatery has hopped into Darlinghurst