Best cafes in parramatta

16 Best Cafes in Parramatta

The best Parramatta cafes include MISC, Homage Specialty Coffee, and Circa Espresso. However, our team of editors have tried and tested every one of the cafes below, confirming that all are exploding with flavours while bringing something unique and tasty to Sydney’s Western suburbs. In many ways, Parramatta is becoming somewhat of a Western Sydney ‘Surry Hills’ with amazing coffee on every corner, but we’d argue the Middle Eastern influence is the ingredient that takes these cafes above and beyond your average smashed avo.

Related: While you’re in Parramatta, why not check out the suburb’s best restaurants?

How Man of Many Chose the Best Cafes in Parramatta

When it came to choosing the best cafes in Parramatta the task was simple. We ate through our fair share of smashed avo’s, drank our body weight in coffee, and dived head first into the art of Shujuk (which is absolutely delicious we must say). After returning from our food coma we put together this list of Parramatta cafes while taking into account a variety of price points, cuisine options, and the quality of the coffee.

Best Cafes in Parramatta at a Glance

Our list of the best Cafes in Parramatta goes like this.

Now we’ve highlighted our favourites, let’s check out the complete list.

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MISC Parramatta | Image: Ben McKimm / Man of Many

1. MISC Parramatta

A big cafe with a big heart, MISC takes up perhaps one of the best locations in all of Parramatta, perched in a sun-lit shed-turned restaurant nestled within a leafy park near the Parramatta River. The menu is designed to share, and there is a definite Middle Eastern influence, with plenty of pita, hommus and labneh to accompany the many fresh seafood options. We can’t go past the cilbir eggs with cacik, pumpkin, aleppo brown butter, seeds and focaccia.

Address: Little Coogee, Byrnes Avenue, Parramatta NSW 2150
Hours: Mon-Sun 8am-3pm
Phone: (02) 9030 8668

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Homage specialty coffee

Homage Specialty Coffee | Image: Supplied

2. Homage Specialty Coffee

Serving up what may very well be the best coffee west of Sydney. Homage Speciality Coffee is a hole-in-the-wall like none other. While its unassuming location within a car park may be misleading, one whiff of the coffee and a look at the menu and we’re already sold. The coffee is Five Senses, and they sell jaffles that will change your life — our favourite is the bolognaise jaffle.

Address: Shop 1/71 – 73 George St, Parramatta NSW 2150
Hours: Mon-Fri 6am-3pm, Sat 8am-2pm

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3. Mëraki Merchants

Mëraki Merchants is a Lebanese-inspired cafe in Parramatta, with a menu that delivers old-school classics with a twist. This popular cafe is known for there amazing drinks, coffee, and food that rotates regularly so you can come back time and time again and never get bored. We recommend trying The Saltan’s Jaffle, which is made up of tasty cheese, sujuk (dry, spicy sausage), olives and house-made smoky capsicum relish.

Address: 5/111 George St, Parramatta NSW 2150
Hours: Mon-Fri 6am-1pm
Phone: 0450 455 119

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4. Circa Espresso

Circa Espresso is a stylish modern hotel restaurant and bar, that is known for its Australian farm-to-table menu. A great spot for a later breakfast, we can’t go past their crispy skin barramundi, made with cherry tomato, basil, capsicum, eggplant, olives, summer squash, pinenut and kipfler potato salad with saffron aioli. More traditional breakfast options include maple glazed french toast with butter brioche, spiced plum coulis, peppered balsamic marinated stone fruit and figs.

Address: 21 Wentworth St, Parramatta NSW 2150
Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-2:30pm, Sat-Sun 8am-2:30pm

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5. Blackseed Eatery

Blackseed Eatery is known for its fresh seasonal produce and fantastic specialty coffee. The menu is full of great options such as the baked field mushroom layered with crispy pancetta, poached egg, rocket, balsamic and parmesan on organic sourdough and the buttermilk fried chicken with slaw and spicy mayo. Of course, their bacon, eggs, tomato, avo toast is one of our favourites in Parramatta.

Address: 105 Phillip St, Parramatta NSW 2150
Hours: Mon-Fri 6:30am-3pm
Phone: (02) 9635 0602

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Beans and barrells

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6. Beans and Barrells

For a classic, no-thrills cafe where you’re guaranteed good food, and good coffee, every time, head to Beans and Barrells. The menu revolves around modern Australian cuisine with a Mediterranean twist, with a brekky, lunch and dinner menu to keep you happy all day long. Menu standouts include the Mediterranean omelette to start your day, the Asian noodle salad for lunch, and the southern fried chicken burger for dinner.

Address: Shop 6/180 George St, Parramatta NSW 2150
Hours: Mon-Sat 6am-4pm, Sun 7am-3pm
Phone: (02) 9635 3877

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Kafeneio

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7. Kafeneio

This Greek-run cafe in the centre of Parramatta likes to do things the Greek way, which means good vibes and coffee, and lots of it. Whilst a cup of joe is the main focus here, their toasties are also off the charts, made fresh every day. You can also find a selection of sweet treats like doughnuts and brownies to help you make it through those 3 pm sugar cravings.

Address: 7/180 George St, Parramatta NSW 2150
Hours: Mon-Fri 6am-2pm
Phone: (02) 8840 9545

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8. Social Hideout

Social Hideout is known for its incredibly Instagrammable and very-extra dishes. The menu is colourful and indulgent, filled with foods like taro hotcakes, matcha French toast with red velvet mascarpone and many more amazing foods plus drinks served in bathtubs.

Located in: Entrada Shopping Centre
Address: 2a/20 Victoria Rd, Parramatta NSW 2150
Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-3pm, Sat-Sun 7:30am-3pm
Phone: (02) 8677 5226

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9. White Henry Espresso Bar

Since 2014 White Henry Espresso Bar & Catering has offered Parramatta locals fantastic coffee and food. But it’s the amazing coffee that they produce here that really draws in a crowd. From the single-origin beans that change weekly, to White Henry’s house blend Blue Stag which has a chocolatey body with fruity, spicy notes. While we don’t often find ourselves here for food, we highly rate their banana bread, wraps and smashed avo, salad boxes, and sourdough sandwiches.

Address: 4/118 Church St, Parramatta NSW 2150
Hours
: Mon-Fri 6:30am-2pm
Phone: (02) 9640 0366

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10. Mulberry Tree Cafe

Mulberry Tree Cafe is a family-run Parramatta cafe that is loved by locals.  The breakfast and lunch menu is full of favourites such as the Avo Smash which comes with flavoursome avocado, tomatoes, fetta and perfectly poached eggs. We struggle to go past their Kafta & Falafel with tabouli, hummus, pickles & chips for lunch. This is one of the better places for groups as there’s plenty of space to move around.

Address: 5/20 Macquarie St, Parramatta NSW 2150
Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am-3pm
Phone: 0434 394 633

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11. Lil Miss Collins Café Parramatta

Lil Miss Collins Café Parramatta is a family-owned and operated Parramatta cafe. Most of the produce used in the food comes from local farms. The menu here is amazing and filled with tasty food like Phoenician kofta is a Middle East-inspired dish made from lamb kofta, labne, cabbage and pomegranate on toasted Lebanese bread. The team roasts their own coffee blend in-house, but they also have another blend of Colombian and Brazilian beans that have a fuller flavour.

Address: 13 Wentworth St, Parramatta NSW 2150
Hours: Mon-Sun 7:30am-2:45pm
Phone: (02) 9635 3273

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12. Paper Plane Cafe

Paper Plane Cafe is a cosy farmhouse-style cafe that offers locals a throwback experience in the heart of Parramatta’s busy city. The coffee here is amazing, it’s made with a Picasso Blend which is a buttery brew with sweet caramel notes, created by Beaconsfield’s Numero Uno Coffee Roasters. The menu follows the course, filled with cafe favourites including one of our favourite ‘Big Breakfasts’ in Parramatta with its mountain of eggs, bacon, chorizo, hash brown, mushrooms and tomatoes all served on sourdough.

Address: 5/2 Horwood Pl, Parramatta NSW 2150
Hours: Mon-Sun 7am-2pm
Phone: 0412 796 176

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13. Riverside Deli Bar Cafe

Riverside Deli Bar Cafe has a unique coffee blend originating from the Central American plantations of Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. The brew here has people lining up for it, while the breakfast and lunch menu is full of great options such as the Mediterranean poached eggs on a chunky bruschetta.

Address: 34 Charles St, Parramatta NSW 2150
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-2:30pm, Sat-Sun 8am-2pm
Phone: (02) 9891 6245

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14. XS Espresso North Parramatta

XS Espresso is known for its amazing coffees and Instagrammable shakes and food. This trendy cafe is a hotspot, from amazing food like the Delicious Dean, avocado, cherry tomatoes on sourdough with goat’s cheese, prosciutto, basil pesto & poached eggs. But that’s not all the amazing Campos coffees and Instagrammable shakes like The Volcano, a towering sculpture of Nutella, coconut, Oreo, ice cream and warm chocolate soufflé. there’s something for everyone here.

Address: 9A/2 Windsor Rd, Northmead NSW 2152
Hours: Mon-Fri 6am-10pm, Sat-Sun 7am-10pm
Phone: (02) 9890 9229

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15. Badmanner

Don’t let the name fool you because Badmanner is a Cafe that is loved by locals for its smooth coffee and homemade baked goods. From Brewtown Newtown brewnuts and kimchi burgers to tasty milkshakes and coffee to everything in between. This cafe has something for everyone, you’ll be silly not to try it for yourself.

Address: 1 Horwood Pl, Parramatta NSW 2150
Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-4pm, Sat 7am-2pm, Sun 8am-2pm
Phone: 0410 406 889

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16. Mr Phillip’s Coffee House Parramatta

You may have seen a few ‘Mr Phillip’s’ around, and it just goes to show that these guys know what they’re doing, with new cafes popping up around Western Sydney and the city. Serving up Campos coffee, they are passionate about their coffee, with skilled baristas and passionate staff. And, if you’re feeling hungry, they’ve got you covered with homemade granola, açai bowls, sandwiches and salads, but our top choice? We love their Butterboy cookies.

Address: 15/17 Phillip St, Parramatta NSW 2150
Hours: Mon-Fri 6am-5pm, Sat 6:30am-1pm

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Cafes in Parramatta FAQs

Which cafe has the best coffee in Parramatta?

Parramatta is home to some amazing coffee, the best coffee can be found at Homage Specialty Coffee, White Henry Espresso Bar, and Paper Plane Cafe.

Where is the best place for brunch in Parramatta?

There are many places to get Brunch, but Social Hideout, XS Espresso and The Coffee Emporium Restaurant & Bar are the best

What cafe in Parramatta also serves Cake?

Badmanner Thymes serves coffee and amazing cakes like brownies and Brewtown Newtown Brewnuts.

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Gabriel Jorge Gouveia

Gabriel Jorge Gouveia is a Sydney-based journalist who specialises in fashion, lifestyle and food reporting. He completed Bachelor of Communication Journalism Major at Western Sydney University and has had work published in the Fashion Industry Broadcast, Aussie Gossip and Beauty News Australia.