When the foodie gods close a door, they often open a window. Such is the case with Devon on Danks. After two years of serving up 63° eggs and 8am soft serve sundaes, the beloved Waterloo café, a spinoff of Devon Cafe in Surry Hills, will cease service in mid-September. That's the bad news. The good news is that before you can say "brunch", a brand new member of the Devon family will have popped up at Barangaroo.
Devon's latest digs are expected to open by the end of October. Of course, it's far from the first big gastronomic get for The Streets of Barangaroo: Anason, Rabbit Hole and RivaReno to name a few are already trading, Matt Moran's three-storey salad bowl thing is coming, even the beloved Belle's Hot Chicken's pop-up is set to become permanent on the waterfront soon. "It's where the big players are going with some great restaurants, and we felt like we are ready to take that next step," said Danks owner Derek Puah. He also said that diners should expect something "a little different" from Devon 3.0.
Now before you start fretting, that doesn't mean they'll be ditching their signature menu items. Rather, they're adding a bunch of new strings to their bow, including Asian style tapas and Japanese katsu sandwiches. Throw in a selection of beers, wines and cocktails, and suddenly the closure on Danks Street doesn't seem quite so bad.
Look for Devon Café at Barangaroo in late October.