Does the sweet tooth within you crave Rockpool’s date slice or the eight-texture chocolate cake from Quay? Reynold Poernomo (MasterChef 2015) will satisfy Sydney’s sweet-hearts with the icing on the cake: KOI, a new dessert bar in Central Park’s Kensington Street development.

KOI offers fine-dining desserts at an affordable price in a two-tiered space, with a ground floor patisserie-style cafe and a lounge and bar area situated above. Poernomo will manage the restaurant in partnership with brothers Ronald and Arnold. Reynold will plate up his signature desserts and serve a range of classic patisserie cakes and coffee, with savoury dishes handled by Arnold (Masterchef Indonesia) and cocktails from Ronald.

Their specialties will be curated in an Asian-inspired menu where the flavours and aesthetics of savoury and sweet are harmoniously balanced. With a flower garden out front groomed by Jackie Park and Loop Creative, desserts like Moss and Poernomo’s Little Garden promise a most efflorescent dining experience at KOI.


Address: 42–44 Kensington Street, Chippendale NSW 2008

Phone: 02 9212 1230


Opening hours: Tue – Sun: 10am – 11pm

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