It’s a truth universally acknowledged, breakfast is the most important meal of the day and, if you ask us, coffee is a gift from the gods. Choosing where to eat your first meal of the day can be a majorly tough call but, if you’re in Parramatta, you’re down right spoilt for choice.
With Middle Eastern-inspired breakfasts, café classics, beautiful brunches and some irresistably Instagrammable interiors, here are the 10 best cafés in Parramatta to book for your next brunch.
Parramatta locals were essentially responsible for loving Lil’ Miss Collins into existence. After two mega-successful pop-ups, they set up permanently near Parramatta Station. Step through the recycled wooden fence into a pastel, courtyard wonderland where they roast their own coffee beans (in-house blend, Orthodox, is to die for). This Instagrammable brunch spot has some gorgeous dishes like lamington french toast, mushroom eggs benny with crispy bacon, kale chips and pomegranate, as well as the absolutely jam-packed brekky plate with chilli scrambled eggs, bacon, hash browns, and pomegranate. Plus. they're pet-friendly too!
13 Wentworth Street, Parramatta
Overlooking Caroline Chisholm Park, Café El’s, co-owned by mother son-duo, Matt and Ezmerelda Elbayeh, is part of a Western Sydney foodie dynasty. Head chef Matt trained at his father’s restaurant, El Phoenician, and now is producing delectable dishes featuring fresh local produce and bold flavours. Middle Eastern flavours reign supreme with Ottoman eggs and sujak sausage, and the famous corn fritters which come stacked with avocado, bacon, zataar, chilli labneh and poached eggs. Unmissable!
Winston Hills Mall, 64/180 Caroline Chisholm Drive, Winston Hills
As you’d expect from one of the best cafés in Parramatta, Paper Plane often has a line around the block, however, we promise you, this place is well worth the wait. The can’t-miss dishes here are really the eggs, from their truffled eggs with portobello mushrooms and chorizo to their egg-y croissant loaded with spinach and feta scrambled eggs.
5/2 Horwood Place, Parramatta
From Milo with chocolate chips to cheese and sausage jaffles, this place is all about childhood comfort food with a classy contemporary twist. Caffeine-fiends will be won over by the coffee beans which barista, Toufick Chami, sources from Stitch in St Peters, however, if you’re looking for something a little different check out the red African hot chocolate or the housemade almond milk flavoured with beetroot, rose petals and Himalayan sea salt. Their food menu rotates regularly so you can come back time and time again and never get bored.
Shop 5/111 George Street, Parramatta
This little neighbourhood café is one of the best local cafés in Parramatta. Churning out pretty plates of brunch faves like brioche French toast, ricotta pancakes with meringue crisps and cinnamon butter, as well as succulent, stimulating savory dishes like sautéd wild ‘shrooms with ricotta cheese, asparagus, a poached egg and truffle oil and their Korean marinated pork poké.
88 Calder Road, Rydalmere
This Tuscan-inspired bohemian spot is one of the best cafés in Parramatta by day and one of Parramatta’s coolest bars and restaurants by night. In the café’s courtyard, beneath the magnificent Jacaranda tree, sip some of the best coffee in Western Sydney. They serve up brunch classics like smashed avo and eggs benny as well as a delicious rainbow poké bowl with Tasmanian salmon.
51 Phillip Street, Parramatta
Bouganvillias and red umbrellas greet you as you arrive at Circa Espresso, a cozy little spot which is not only one of the most beloved cafés in Parramatta but one of the best spots for a coffee. With carefully sourced beans roasted in house, the coffee is unmissable. Their menu features the best of Australian and Middle Eastern flavours from crispy sourdough waffles with Australian wildflower honeycomb to baked eggs with sujuk.
21 Wentworth Street, Parramatta
In leafy, luscious Oatlands you’ll find The Bells Road Social. Known to deliver takeaway to the nearby playground, this is the best Western Sydney café for families. They have an all-day kid’s menu which dishes out kid-approved feeds like pancakes with ice cream and ham and cheese toasties. Grown-ups will be delighted by the brekkie crumble with oats, vanilla poached pear and ricotta and the hangover-curing brekkie burger stacked with a corn fritter, fried egg, crispy bacon and avocado.
1 Bells Road, Oatlands
This café in Parramatta is over the top in the very best way. Known for its incredibly extra dishes, Instagrammable interiors, and having more florals than Floriade, you’ll come for the aesthetics but stay for the delicious food. With colourful and indulgent taro hotcakes to matcha French toast with red velvet mascarpone, each inventive dish pairs well with their bathtubs full of iced drinks.
Shop 2A/20 Victoria Road, Parramatta
Just five minutes from Rydalmere Wharf you’ll find Caffe Cherry Beans. And while the brand itself needs no introduction, the cafe remains one of the best in Parramatta. Reflecting the surrounding neighbourhood’s industrial vibes, you can expect high ceilings and exposed beams. Serving cafe classics from eggs and sandwiches, to sweets, it’s the coffee here that really shines with flavoursome roasts and blends.
62 South Street, Rydalmere
Already tasted your way around the best Parramatta cafes? There’s so much to do in Parramatta and the surrounding Western Sydney suburbs but if you’re looking to end your day with a mouth-wateringly good meal then you can’t look past the best restaurants in Parramatta because they are certifiably delicious!