Cafes in Parramatta: 10 of the Best to Try

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In recent years, thanks to an increase in development in the Parramatta area, there has been an influx of top-notch cafes in Parramatta. For those who enjoy their coffee finely roasted and their eggs benedict oozing with yoke, this has certainly been a welcome upshot to the blooming hospitality scene.

If you’re looking for the next spot to enjoy brunch with the gals or grab a quick bite to eat before work, be sure to check out our list of the best cafes in Parramatta. You (and your stomach) can thank us later!

10 of the Best Cafes in Parramatta

1. Circa Espresso

Cafes in Parramatta
The famous Ottoman Eggs at Circa Espresso. 

For those wanting to give their tastebuds a meal that steps outside of the classic, greasy breakfast fry up, Circa Espresso is a celebrated cafe in Parramatta that brings unique flavours of the Middle East to the table.

Enjoy refined specialty coffee and give the Ottoman Eggs a go - we’re talking poached free-range eggs, crumbed eggplant, garlic labneh, burnt chilli and sage butter atop some fresh, crusty focaccia. Yep, we’re drooling too!

Location: 19-21 Wentworth Street

2. Paper Plane Cafe

Paper Plane Cafe in Parramatta has all the rustic charm of a local grocery of yesteryear with a menu that promises to fill you up, ready for the day.

Sit outside at one of the cute wooden tables and order up a storm. Their all-day breakfast menu features nourishing plates like smashed avo, eggs benedict and french toast. If you’re feeling like a treat, go for the waffles with delicious, salty bacon bits.

Location: 5/2 Horwood Place

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3. Mulberry Tree Cafe

The Mulberry Tree Cafe is run by three sisters and is named after a beloved space in their grandparents' backyard, so you just know that everything produced here is made with extra dollops of love. The ethos at Mulberry Tree Cafe in Parramatta is simple - make simple, great food using fresh ingredients. Now that we can get on board with! Come for breakfast or drop by at lunch to try one of their tasty mixed plates or burgers.

Location: Shop 5/20-22 Macquarie Street

4. Lil Miss Collins

Lil Miss Collins
The adorable shabby chic interiors at Lil Miss Collins.

Lil Miss Collins really is the place to be and the place to be seen when it comes to weekend brunch activities.

The team at Lil Miss Collins have left no stone unturned in the decor department, with the kitschy-cute aesthetic turned up to full dial. Sit amongst the hanging pot plants, bright neon signs, rustic wood panels and order from their breakfast and lunch menu. The chicken pesto stack is a real winner here and of course it wouldn’t be brunch without washing it all down with a zesty cocktail.

Location: 13 Wentworth Street

5. White Henry Espresso Bar

Don’t be fooled by the hole-in-the-wall set-up at White Henry Espresso Bar because they’re packing a lot more of a punch than their size suggests. This is one of the best cafes in Parramatta as told by commuters and city-workers alike, who boast about their fresh single-origin coffee and hearty baguettes.

Grab a coffee and baked treat to go or take a moment to smell the fresh roast before heading off for the day.

Location: 4/118 Church Street

10. Social Hideout

Social Hideout
So many pretty things to look at in Social Hideout.

If you’ve been looking for somewhere fun to catch up with friends, Social Hideout is the best, well social hideout, for you to while away the day enjoying cocktails and brunch.

This cafe in Parramatta has been custom-built for the modern-day bruncher - aesthetically pleasing decor, an Instagram-worthy menu and, of course, a bottomless brunch package to tie it all together. Winning!

Location: Shop 2A/20 Victoria Road

7. XS Espresso

XS Espresso
You might not be able to do up your pants after eating at XS Espresso!

We encourage you to head to XS Espresso in North Parramatta because, hoo-boy, this menu is packed full of delicious sweet treats, obnoxiously large milkshakes and savoury goodies - and yep, you’re going to want it all! 

For breakfast, they’re serving up omelettes, hotcakes and shakshuka, then for lunch, you can get stuck into chicken and waffles, loaded fries and Atlantic Salmon. Chase it all down with a Biscoff milkshake if you’re brave!

Location: Shop 9A, 2 Windsor Road

8. Black Seed Eatery

Black Seed Eatery
The chic interiors at Black Seed Eatery.

Foodies rejoice because there’s a cafe in Parramatta that is doing everything right when it comes to producing scene-stealing food. At Black Seed Eatery, they’re serious about serving up seasonal menus full of creativity and fresh produce.

Try the clubhouse sandwich stacked with yummy goodness on grainy bread or enjoy a plate of artisanal chargrilled vegetables brimming with nourishing zucchini, eggplant, olives and ricotta.

Location: 105 Phillip Street

9. The Coffee Emporium

Whether you like your coffee black, on ice or with a dash of oat milk, The Coffee Emporium is the place to satisfy your caffeine cravings.

This Parramatta cafe serves skillfully roasted premium coffee to the masses, but they’ve also got a solid menu for the taking. Grab a pastry or a slice of fresh banana bread to make for the perfect accompaniment to your hot cup of joe.

Location: Level 1, 51 Phillip Street

10. Riverside Deli

*Temporarily closed*

This Parramatta cafe has become somewhat of an institution thanks to their generous servings and good old-fashioned breakfast fare.

You’re not coming to Riverside Deli to snap pictures for Instagram and why would you want to? When the food comes out piping hot and zinging with flavour, you’re going to want to tuck in straight away. We suggest getting the full breakfast brimming with bacon, eggs, tomatoes and hash browns.

Location: 34 Charles Street

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