The day is long gone when you’d have to travel into a city centre to get your hands on good coffee and a delicious feed. Here are five cafes around Parramatta’s neighbourhoods that might just become your new local for a brew and some brunch.

Bells Road Social – Oatlands

Opening in 2017, the Bells Road Social has a clean, industrial-chic feel fitted with hanging indoor plants, a wall mounted with wooden chopping boards, and for seating, copper bar stools and leather benches. The premises are stylish to say the least, and the food not only fits the décor with flair, but is delicious too. The ethos of the café is community minded, with locally-sourced produce a key priority including coffee beans sourced from Morgan’s handcrafted coffee, a roaster based in Emu Plains.

Breakfast at Bells Road Social is available until 12.00pm, so perfect for late starters on a lazy Sunday. For lunch, try one of the many the hearty options like the lamb and haloumi open rye, piled high with beetroot slaw and a yoghurt dressing. Bells Road also cater to dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan diets where possible (and will substitute chips on the kid’s menu for vegie sticks for the health conscious).

1 Bells Road Oatlands 2117; Open Tuesday - Friday 7:00am - 3:00pm, weekends 8:00am to 3:00pm weekends and closed on Mondays.

 
 
Bells Road Social

Bells Road Social. Image: Carla Dibbs

Lamb and haloumi open rye

Lamb and haloumi open rye. Image: Carla Dibbs

Barista at work

Barista at work. Image: Carla Dibbs

Coffee

Coffee. Image: Carla Dibbs

Bar stools

Bar stools. Image: Carla Dibbs

Bells Road Social
Lamb and haloumi open rye
Barista at work
Coffee
Bar stools

The Aviary Coffee House - Wentworth Point

A recent addition to the newly developed suburb of Wentworth Point, The Aviary Coffee House brings with it a friendly feel, refined design and a range of aesthetically pleasing and scrumptious brunches and lunches to boot. The second café from the owners of Bay Espresso in Brighton-le-Sands in the eastern suburbs of Sydney is located in the Pierside Shopping Centre, conveniently located opposite the Sydney Olympic Park ferry wharf.

The main feature of the café’s décor is a large concrete bench, filled with touches of gold in the fittings throughout. Coffee served is Gabriel blend in stylish green cups and food is healthy and fresh, with granolas, Buddha bowls, poke bowls and acai and chia bowls just a glimpse of the delicious options on offer.

1 Burroway Point, Wentworth Point 2127; Open Moday - Sunday 6:00am - 4:00pm.

 
 
The Aviary bowl

The Aviary bowl. Image: Carla Dibbs

The Aviary bench

The Aviary bench. Image: Carla Dibbs

The Aviary coffee

The Aviary coffee. Image: Carla Dibbs

The Aviary coffee cups

The Aviary coffee cups. Image: Carla Dibbs

The Aviary coffee

The Aviary coffee. Image: Carla Dibbs

The Aviary bowl
The Aviary bench
The Aviary coffee
The Aviary coffee cups
The Aviary coffee

Kongfucius - Westmead

Blink and you’ll miss this charming café in the heart of Westmead, but you won’t want to miss their excellent coffee, diverse range of food and artisan goods. Located on Hawkesbury Road and a favourite haunt for off-duty hospital staff stopping by on their way to work, as well as locals and passers-by alike, Kongfucius brings kitsch to Westmead.

Decorated with a quirky range of knick-knacks including old oil cans, mismatched chairs, vintage prints, record players and signs, the coffee here is served strong and rich, with reliable Campos brew served in their signature cups. If it’s food you’re after, try a full English breakfast, a fried crab burger or perhaps even the signature duck noodle soup. Also for sale at various times of the year are a range of locally hand-crafted artisan goods.

163-171 Hawkesbury Rd Westmead 2145; Open Monday - Friday 6:30am – 4:30pm, Saturday 8:30am – 2:30pm and closed on Sunday.

 
 
Kongfucius interior

Kongfucius interior. Image: Carla Dibbs

Kongfucius

Kongfucius. Image: Carla Dibbs

Kongfucius.

Kongfucius breakfast. Image: Carla Dibbs

Kongfucius interior.

Kongfucius interior. Image: Carla Dibbs

Kongfucius coffee.

Kongfucius coffee. Image: Carla Dibbs

Kongfucius interior
Kongfucius
Kongfucius.
Kongfucius interior.
Kongfucius coffee.

Big Tree House Gourmet Café - Rydalmere

The mint green shopfront of Big Tree House Gourmet Café has been at home on Calder Street in Rydalmere since 2014. Serving Campos coffee, the space has mint green accents throughout and pendant light bulbs hanging from the roof making the space feel cosy and welcoming.

The corn fritters are legendary (get them with a side of bacon or smoked salmon), and ricotta pancakes with caramelised banana and honey cinnamon butter will leave your mouth watering. If you’re after a morning drink that isn’t a coffee, try twist a virgin grape mojito or rockmelon and ginger spritzer or a selection of T2 teas. Takeaway coffee drinkers, don’t forget your reusable cup for a double stamp on your coffee card!

88 Calder Road Rydalmere 2145; Open Wednesday - Monday 8:00am - 4:00pm and Closed on Tuesdays.

 
 
Big Tree House coffee

Big Tree House coffee. Image: Carla Dibbs

Big Tree House coffee pour

Big Tree House coffee pour. Image: Carla Dibbs

Big Tree House

Big Tree House burger. Image: Carla Dibbs

Big Tree House

Big Tree House staff. Image: Carla Dibbs

Big Tree House

Big Tree House fritters. Image: Carla Dibbs

Big Tree House coffee
Big Tree House coffee pour
Big Tree House
Big Tree House
Big Tree House

Café Topiary - Epping

Parents or carers in particular will love Café Topiary, a family-owned cafe in Epping with an outdoor terrace overlooking Rawson Street, a short walk from Boronia Park. Soak up the sun as you enjoy an all-day breakfast from the menu, like the Topiary Breakfast Trifle with layered yoghurt and muesli, with honey, nuts and fresh fruit or the Sourdough Special, a twist on a traditional open sandwich with the inclusion of pumpkin and camembert.

If play time at the park is a little more exhausting than planned, in the afternoons Café Topiary is also a licensed bar serving a range of Belgravia wines and beers to enjoy with the purchase of food.

68 Rawson Street Epping 2121; Open Monday - Friday 7:00am – 5:00pm and Saturday - Sunday 8:00am – 3:00pm.

 
 
Sourdough Special.

Sourdough Special. Image: Carla Dibbs

Coffee on the terrace

Coffee on the terrace. Image: Carla Dibbs

Cookies

Cookies. Image: Carla Dibbs

Staff at Cafe Topiary. I

Staff at Cafe Topiary. Image: Carla Dibbs

Sourdough Special.
Coffee on the terrace
Cookies
Staff at Cafe Topiary. I

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