One door closes and another one opens may be an overused motivational adage but it rings true for the opening of new Asian diner, Paper Bird in downtown Potts Point. The team behind popular-but-defunct mod Korean restaurant Moon Park, Ned Brooks and chefs Ben Sears and Eun Hee Ann (both ex-Claude's), are taking over the Bourke Street Bakery digs on Macleay Street which is a loss for Potts Point-dwelling baked goods fans but a win for fans of sizzling Asian cuisine.

However, in a congenial gourmet twist, the restaurant is opening with the blessing of the Bourke Street Bakery team - they've partnered up with the Paper Bird trio on the venture. Co-owner of Bourke Street Bakery Paul Allam said, "We always thought it was more of a restaurant space than a bakery space and to get the most out of the kitchen it deserves to be restaurant... And Ben and Eun are amazing chefs." Plus, the Bakery boys will be pretty busy with the opening of their newest Bourke Street Bakery in Balmain, which is slated to swing its doors open next month.

Paper Bird will be an all-day eatery open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with the crew transporting their signature Korean dishes from Moon Park and adding some delish new Japanese and Chinese tastes into the menu mix. Speaking to Concrete Playground, Paper Bird co-owner Ned Brooks said, "The breakfast dishes will be familiar, but with an Asian twist... Singapore barbecue bacon, smashed avo and eggs on toast with dried fish, toasted muesli and persimmon."

Paper Bird is due to open in July 2017 at 46A Macleay Street (entry on Crick Avenue). Opening hours TBC.

Potts Point is getting a sizzling new Asian eatery