I’ve driven past Koorong many times but always thought it was a math tutoring centre. When friends told me about an amazing christian bookshop in West Ryde that has a cafe and a playground, I felt silly. I realised that I was confusing it for Kumon … oops!

I finally decided to check it out and I am glad that I did. The playground is gated and covered, but during heavy rain can sometimes get a bit wet. It features a massive tunnel system comprised of fun sections. On the second floor there is a cubby with knots and crosses, a helicopter cubby and a slide.

pages cafe koorong west ryde
Pages Cafe, Koorong West Ryde

Pages Cafe

Not only do they have a fantastic playground, but there is a well priced cafe as well. We were there late and could only really get some coffee’s and cheese fingers for my daughter. I will definitely go back to trial the menu properly. Kellie has been a few times and enjoys the banana bread and smoothie as well as scones for morning tea.

There is seating inside, next to the bookshop, or undercover outside, next to the playground.

Finding Koorong

Koorong is located opposite West Ryde train station, on the western side. There is on-site, free parking as well as free street parking nearby. It is within easy walking distance of West Ryde Marketplace and West Ryde Library.

Places of Interest Nearby

  • West Ryde Marketplace
  • West Ryde Library
  • Miriam Park
  • West Ryde Community Hall
  • West Ryde train statio