Hog’s Breath Cafe
Nearby the Junction and Bunnings is Hog’s Parramatta – serving massive, delicious portions of mouthwatering steaks, burgers, salads and wraps. Located close to Northmead and Lake Parramatta Reserve, Hog’s Parramatta has plenty of parking and is a low-key, affordable venue for a great meal anytime. Kids eat free all day on Monday and Tuesday with a purchase of an adult main meal of $20 or more. The Hogster’s Kids Menu covers all the bases, featuring burgers, pasta and nuggets plus a drink and dessert. The vibe is super relaxed and a great choice for a laid back family meal. Open from 11:30 am until late seven days a week.
Windsor Road, Northmead 2152; Visit the Hog's Breath Cafe website.
Lil Miss Collins
Just behind Parramatta Station is this gorgeous little café offering Mediterranean food and excellent service. Kids are free to be themselves at Lil Miss Collins, and can relax in the toy corner or with the baby animals. They serve a great kids chook burger and other simple meals, and all their fruit and veggies are super fresh and sourced from local farmers.
13 Wentworth Street, 2152; Visit the Lil Miss Collins Facebook page.
The Macquarie Street Gatehouse High Tea Rooms
Located on the corner of Pitt and Macquarie Street, Parramatta Park is this historic tea room offering the sweetest High Tea for Tin Lids at $24 per head. The menu is suitable for children aged 3-12 years and includes an assortment of mini sandwiches, fairy bread triangles, mini cupcakes, assorted sweet bites, and juice or soft drink. This is a great option for a meal with a difference in a striking setting, where you can take the opportunity to teach the kids about the history of high tea in Australia and the tradition of tea. A 2017 Winner of Parramatta Chamber of Commerce Patron’s Choice Award for recognition for outstanding achievement, Macquarie St Gatehouse High Tea Rooms is the perfect place to get away from the chaos of city life and enjoy the colonial history of Parramatta. Better still the menu can be made suitable for gluten-free dairy-free, and vegan diets.
Corner of Pitt & Macquarie Street, Parramatta 2150; Visit the Gatehouse High Tea Rooms website.
For an altogether different flavour, take the tribe to Coco Cubano to enjoy a Cuban inspired menu in a casual and cozy setting. Kids eat free all day every day at this place, with every $20 adult food spend. For the adults Coco Cubano offers a huge range of tacos, quesadillas, and assorted mains, while the smaller folk can choose from a range of meals including chicken nuggets, crispy calamari, and nachos. This place also serves a mean kids doughnut fries with a melted chocolate pot, and a good old fashioned vanilla ice cream with rainbow sprinkles. What else is there?
Corner of Pitt & Macquarie Street, Parramatta 2150; Visit the Coco Cubano website.