“Dr Stanley Quek… has a grand vision for the future of Sydney. He believes in filling vacant and hollow lanes with the fire of South-East Asian culture and cuisine. And boy, do we like his vision.”
“Spice Alley is a little piece of Singapore in Sydney. But the food isn’t limited to Singaporean, oh no. There are tonnes of choices to choose from.”
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Fit a Spice Alley hawker-style feast into your week this winter.
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Spice Alley is BYO with no corkage fees.
New Hidden Foodie Alleyway Appears in Chippendale
Find secret yum cha delights in Spice Alley — if you can find it.
“Sydney’s got a brand new Asian-inspired foodie alley, and chances are you might have walked straight past it. Hidden behind the brand new main facade of the Kensington Street precinct at Central Park, Kopi-Tiam Spice Alley is Chippendale’s newest little food court.”
Central Park’s New Spice Alley
The Kensington Street development brings Sydney its first outdoor Singaporean-style hawker centre.
“Narrow paved streets with alley nooks are loud from the bustle of hungry locals. A beguiling aroma of pounded spices and wok fires fills the air, and in open kitchens chefs swing roti, boil stocks and cleave slabs of crisp pork belly.”
Kopi-Tiam Spice Alley
“On the other side of this dimly lit mini maze is Kopi-Tiam – a mini hawker lane paved with cobblestones, fairy lights, unforgiving little metal chairs… and tables filled with food stalls selling everything from single chicken wings… to hotpots and nasi lemak.”
Time Out’s Guide to Spice Alley
All the stalls. What to expect
“Spice Alley is a little piece of Singapore in Sydney. But the food isn’t limited to Singaporean, oh no. There are tonnes of choices to choose from. Here’s our guide to the hottest hawker market in town.”
Kopi-Tiam Spice Alley, Chippendale
Our restaurant critics’ picks of the latest and best eats around the country right now: Kopi-Tiam Spice Alley, Chippendale.
“The Alley… is all about the mix and match. You want dim sum and your buds want har mee, you got it. There’s a Malaysian, a Singaporean, a Cantonese and a Thai…”
Just Open: Kopi-Tiam Spice Alley at Kensington Street, Chippendale
“University of Technology students are already spoilt for lunchtime options. Central Park across the road has Ippudo and Din Tai Fung, and Chinese Noodle Restaurant is a short stroll to the east. Now a new contender emerges – Kopi-Tiam on “Spice Alley”, where there are more dishes than you can shake a Chinese fried-dough stick…”
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Sydney Launches Laneway At Kensington St, Chippendale
“The idea of narrow streets crammed with Al fresco cafes, one-off shops and cosy little bars has long been enjoyed exclusively by Melbournians, but on Kensington St, Chippendale an abandoned corner of central Sydney has been utterly transformed.”
Kopi-Tiam Spice Alley, behind Kensington Street, Chippendale NSW
“Dr Stanley Quek, chairman of Greencliff Realty, has a grand vision for the future of Sydney. He believes in filling vacant and hollow lanes with the fire of South-East Asian culture and cuisine. And boy, do we like his vision.”
The spice of life in Chippendale, Sydney
“Kyoto? Kanazawa? Well, Kensington Street in Chippendale at the south end of the Sydney CBD, actually. It’s the city’s buzziest new precinct… It is “comprised of interlacing streets inhabited by daring innovators” or… here we have a quarter of restaurants, cafes and shops, mostly Asian in character.”
Kopi-Tiam Spice Alley
“Spice up your life at the Spice Alley in Chippendale. Start off at the Alex Lee Kitchen and be impressed with the super flaky Roti Canai at only $6, it’s light and fluffy and comes with two puddles of chicken curry and dahl sauce plus a fiery red sambal sauce that will have you taking more than your share.”