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The Best Cafés in Parramatta for Your Next Brunch

With fresh flavours, picturesque plates and killer cups of coffee, here are the best cafés in Parramatta for your next brunch.

Best Cafés Parramatta Circa Espresso grand interior
Circa Espresso

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 tough call but, if you’re in Parramatta, you’re downright spoilt for choice. 

With Middle Eastern-inspired breakfasts, café classics, beautiful brunches and some irresistibly Instagrammable interiors, here are the best cafés in Parramatta to book for your next brunch.

Exterior and front of café Homage in Parramatta with concrete grey exterior
Homage Parramatta

Homage

From the moment you spot the slanted roof and concrete exterior, you know you're in for a treat at Homage.

Cool kids on the block who know their way around a cup of coffee, this is the place to go for a caffeine hit in an industrial-inspired space.

With all the breakfast classics and dishes with a Middle Eastern twist, this is bound to become one of your top picks for the best cafés in Parramatta - if it isn't already!

1/71 - 73 George Street, Parramatta

A deep dish pancake with crumble, chocolate ice cream and fairy floss at The Shed Parramatta
The Shed

The Shed Café

Pop into The Shed in Parramatta, where the team - and the coffee - has your back for a creamy latte and delicious breakfast or brunch.

With an all-day menu of eggs, smoothie bowls, pancakes and French Toast, plus salads and burgers come lunchtime, there is a dish to satisfy any sweet or savoury cravings.

Oh, and if you happen to be hosting any fabulous events, did we mention The Shed also offers catering?

8/45 Macquarie Street, Parramatta

A pavlova waffle with whipped cream, meringue, berries and fairy floss at Piccolo Me Parramatta
Piccolo Me

Piccolo Me

With not one, not two, but three locations scattered throughout the suburb, Piccolo Me is brewing lattes and cappucinos from some of the best cafés in Parramatta.

Family owned since 2012, this café is all about the simple things in life - great coffee, good food, and connection with community.

Pop in for a takeaway cuppa, or stay a little longer and enjoy a meal from the extensive breakfast and lunch menu - with everything from classic eggs on toast to hearty bowls of pasta.

93 George Street & 169 Macquarie Street, Parramatta

The pick-up section at Lil' Miss Collins Cafe with a coffee machine and a blackboard displaying the menu.
Lil Miss Collins

Lil Miss Collins

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 and have a recent addition in Westfield Burwood.

Step through the recycled wooden fence into a pastel, courtyard wonderland where they roast their coffee beans (their in-house blend, Orthodox, is to die for) and serve up some tasty breakfast classics. Plus. they're pet-friendly too!

13 Wentworth Street, Parramatta

Interior dining room at Els Cafe and Bar Parramatta with deep green booth seating and hanging lights
Els Cafe and Bar

Els Café & Bar

Overlooking Caroline Chisholm Park, Els Café & Bar, co-owned by a mother-son-duo, is part of a Western Sydney foodie dynasty, with delectable dishes featuring fresh local produce and bold flavours.

Recently renovated and expanded, there is even more room for you and the girls to gather for a delicious brunch.

Middle Eastern flavours reign supreme with 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

A plate of decadent French Toast with berries and custard at Paper Plane Café Parramatta
Paper Plane Cafè

Paper Plane Café

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

Exterior of Havenstone in Parramatta with light bricks and green door
Havenstone

Havenstone

Opening its doors at the start of 2023, this beautiful sandstone building used to house female convicts in the 1800s.

Drenched in fascinating history,  the Havenstone cafe is always buzzing and the perfect spot to enjoy the all-day lunch menu.

There's a cool and contemporary offering - our top picks are the shakshuka, strawberry and pear porridge and the seafood marinara. 

5 Fleet Street, North Parramatta

Bright and fresh interior of Meraki Market in Parramatta
Mëraki Merchants

Mëraki Merchants

From Milo with chocolate chips to cheese and sausage jaffles, Mëraki Merchants is all about childhood comfort food with a classy contemporary twist.

Caffeine-fiends will be won over by the coffee beans that barista 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

A plate of pancakes and a loaded burger and 2 lattes at Big Tree House Café Parramatta
Big Tree House Cafe

Big Tree House Cafè

Charming neighbourhood haunt, Big Tree House Café, is one of the best cafés in the Parramatta area.

Churning out pretty plates of brunch faves like brioche French toast, ricotta pancakes with meringue crisps and cinnamon butter, as well as succulent, stimulating savoury dishes.

88 Calder Road, Rydalmere 

Baked eggs with feta, diced tomatoes, gravy, sujuk, chilli and house made focaccia at Circa Espresso Parramatta
Circa Espresso

Circa Espresso

Bouganvillias and red umbrellas greet you as you arrive at Circa Espresso, a cosy little spot that 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 and their menu features the best of Australian and Middle Eastern flavours.

19-21 Wentworth Street, Parramatta

Colourful dining room with hanging purple wisteria and bright neon signs at Social Hideout Parramatta
Social Hideout Parramatta

Social Hideout Parramatta

Social Hideout in Parramatta is over the top in the very best way. Known for its incredibly extra dishes, Instagrammable interiors, and more florals than Floriade, you’ll come for the aesthetics but stay for the delicious food.

From colourful and indulgent hotcakes to matcha French toast, each inventive dish pairs well with bathtubs full of iced drinks. 

Shop 2A/20 Victoria Road, Parramatta

An acai smoothie bowl topped with granola, nectarine and berries at The Container Parramatta
The Container

The Container

As the name suggests, this is a quirky cafè that is run out of a former shipping container. Much loved for their family-friendly vibe and soul-warming Allpress Espresso cups of coffee, their menu is equally as delish.

Pared back yet punchy, you can enjoy all the classics from acai bowls, bacon and egg rolls, pancakes, and a huge range of burgers.  

51-53 Albert Street, North Parramatta

Finished your tour of the best cafés in Parramatta and keen to plan your next culinary adventure? We've got you covered. Check out our edit of the best cafes in the Inner West. When dinner rolls around, take a read of our guide for the best restaurants in Balmain.

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