Food & Drink

The Top 5 Breakfasts In Parramatta

By Kate Symons
9th Dec 2016

Breakfast is damn straight the most important (and delicious) meal of the day. Whether it’s the smashed avo that’s crushing our home owning dreams, #cheatday pancakes or a tasty AF shakshuka, we love a good brekkie. 

Seeing as we’ve made quite the habit of eating our way through Sydney, when it came to rounding up the best places for breakfast in Parramatta, we were 100% up to the challenge.

Here are 5 Parramatta breakfasts you need in your belly stat.


If you consider yourself a Sydney foodie you’ve probably heard of – if not been to – Circa. That’s because the Wentworth Street café is on just about every foodie list worth reading. Circa opened in 2011 and still sets the benchmark for Parramatta cafes. Their menu is nothing short of mouth-watering; the Ottoman Eggs with crumbed eggplant, garlic labneh, burnt chilli and sage butter are a personal favourite but honestly, you can’t go wrong.

The Emporium

Big and bold, The Emporium is a restaurant first and foremost, but offers a breakfast menu that’s hard to ignore. If you’re in the mood for bressert (always), the brioche-Nutella French toast with salted caramelised bananas and hazelnuts is certainly a treat. Meanwhile, the shakshuka with eggplant, capsicum and chorizo is also delish and more likely to soak up any sins from the night-before. 

Paper Plane

It was the Paper Plane burger with peanut butter that first caught our eye at this Horwood Place haunt, but the breakfast menu makes an AM visit an absolute must. As well as plenty of usual suspects, the menu is punctuated by a number of platter-style breakfasts that satisfy even the hungriest of bellies. The Tiny Dancer in particular, with poached eggs, smoked salmon, capers, avo, sautéed spinach, tomatoes, asparagus and bocconcini, is a winner. 

Badmanner Thymes

Also helping boost the Horwood Place cred, Badmanner Thymes Espresso is a trusty source of morning favourites like bircher muesli, breakfast bruschetta, French toast, and eggs benedict. The coffee is great, with beans by Tulip Shi, but we need to take a moment to talk about the cold drinks. These guys will absolutely give your flat white a run for its money— Tim Tam milkshake, anyone? It’s also pretty hard to leave without grabbing a cronut to go.

Social Hideout

Tucked away off Victoria Road in the Entrada apartment complex, Social Hideout is abuzz at breakfast thanks to a reliable menu, casual vibe and on-song service. The menu boasts standard breakfast fare along with the American brekkie burger complete with bacon, egg, smashed avo, hashbrown, barbecue sauce and aioli on a Japanese milk bun and the Arabian board of poached eggs, haloumi, olives, cherry truss tomatoes, Lebanese cucumber and labnah with Turkish bread. You also need to wrap your laughing gear around one of the cake shakes, we’re talking chocolate, Nutella or red velvet. 

Looking for more things to try in Sydney? Check this out. 

Image credit: Alex Squadrito at Circa

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