Over in Marrickville, Nanyang Malaya Cafe will also open later this week. Another co-production, this time from Billy Chong (Ipoh Town) and Kaisern Ching (Chefs Gallery), it slides into a new shopping space for Marrickville.

"It's in an old converted warehouse, with a crossover from Marrickville Metro. We play on [the setting] with graffiti art, but the interior has some British colonial touches, like bamboo blinds," Chong explains.

"Marrickville has a really strong breakfast and brunch trade, so we'll do our play on it. You'll be able to get a croissant with chilli crab, and there'll be a Malaysian burger with beef rendang in it."

Nanyang Malaya Cafe is the second venture from the duo: Chong and Ching also own Nanyang Tea Club at Market City in Haymarket. But where the Singapore influences usually win out at the Tea Club, Malaysia will be the champ in Marrickville.

Open Mon-Sun 11.30am-7.30pm.

Shop 1, 20 Smidmore Street, Marrickville