On a lazy Friday, we headed to Parramatta to try Social Hideout, a local café with a great new menu that has some amazing brunch food!
We started off with two of their cold pressed juices – the Green Shrek and the Zing. I had the Green Shrek, which was a combination of kale, apple, spinach, celery and lemon. While it didn’t have the characteristic sweetness of fruit juice, it was a fresh and healthy start to the morning, and I really enjoyed having the refreshing juice with my heavy breakfast. The Zing, which was an interesting combination of orange, carrot, ginger and tumeric, was enjoyed by my mum as well.
We also finished off our meal with a coffee and chai latte. The café uses Campos beans, and our hostexplained to us that the coffee was chosen for its rich taste without the characteristic bitterness of some other blends. It came out with some lovely art, and the skim weak flat white that we ordered was made to perfection. I also really enjoyed my Chai Latte, as it wasn’t overly sweet, and still had the great blend of Indian spices characteristic of a good chai tea.
To eat, we each ordered one of their breakfast boards. I had the Social Hideout Breakfast, which comes with sausages, hash browns, sautéed mushrooms, poached eggs, a grilled tomato, bacon and sourdough bread. I was able to swap out the bacon for halloumi, which was so great! It was a wonderful, hearty meal with all the essential components of a big breakfast well executed. The presentation in particular was great, as it was all laid out on a wooden board – perfect for those Instagram pictures!
Being a loyal Parramatta Eels supporter, Mum had the Hayne Plane, which had more vegetable based components, including the mushrooms, avocado, grilled tomato, spinach, poached eggs, sourdough bread and smoked salmon. She also really enjoyed her meal, and thought that it could be a great vegetarian option without the eggs and salmon as well. They’re still tweaking their menu, so they may add different varieties of boards in the coming months, but there are currently four to choose from.
Social Hideout is quite a distance from the station, so it’s best accessed by driving. There’s plenty of parking in the nearby Coles carpark, or in the McDonalds across the road. The café has both indoor seating and an outdoor area, with lots of greenery (and a few creepy crawly visitors as well!) We loved sitting outdoors, as it was great to soak up the summer sun and see the café from afar.
The staff were lovely and attentive, and very happy to make substitutions and changes to the dishes. While the food does take some time to prepare, it’s well worth the wait, as everything is freshly cooked and piping hot.
Social Hideout is a hidden gem amongst the many cafes of Parramatta! We thought their breakfast boards were such a delicious and unique concept, and they’re a must try during any visit to this cute café. While their menu range isn’t expansive, they do each of the dishes justice, and the food is beautifully prepared. Check it out, and let us know what you think!
Note: Khana dined as a guest of Social Hideout and CPM Online Marketing. Thanks so much to Claire for organising the visit!