If you are not a regular on the café scene or a serial stalker of foodies on Instagram, you may have missed the hype about Social Hideout. This (now not so secret!) hidden gem is tucked inside a courtyard amongst the new apartments in North Parramatta.
This café opened for service in January 2016 at the Entrada Centre.
The décor is fresh with both indoor and outdoor setting. The open-air café allows you to have a side of natural sunlight with your meal. The atmosphere is relaxed and you don’t feel rushed by staff to scoff your meal and be out the door on your merry way.
There are blankets available if you feel the Winter chill while seated outside. Prams may be a bit of a squeeze inside but there is definitely plenty of room for it outside. The café also has highchairs if required.
Social Hideout serves Campos coffee and their meals are hearty and substantial in size. They only use free range eggs and there are also gluten free options! There isn’t a kid’s menu but there is an option of a “Mini Me Breakfast”. This consists of scrambled eggs, tomato and sourdough for $8. Social Hideout is also famous for their “Cake Shakes” which come in three flavours – chocolate, Nutella and red velvet. You know those drinks that look like a meal in itself? The ones where you just know that you will drift into a sugar coma afterwards? That’s the one.
I have been to Social Hideout a number of times and each time my meal did not disappoint. The Mr & Mrs Benedict was perfectly cooked, the Beirut Hot Pot was a great Winter warmer, and the Nutella and Banana Hotcakes hit the sweet spot when I needed a sugar rush (to keep up with my two monkeys!). My husband had The American when we first visited and has since ordered that each time we visited. He thinks he’s onto a winner! I mean, bacon, egg, smashed avo, hash brown, with barbecue sauce and aioli on a milk bun, it’s his dream combo.
There is table service and the staff are always friendly and accommodating. During our first visit the owner did the rounds to each table just to say hi and get feedback on the food and service. This is such a great reflection of their vision as after nearly one and half year of service they are still looking at ways of improving and meeting their customer’s expectations.
Social Hideout was voted in the Top 17 breakfasts to try in 2017 by The Urban List and it’s not difficult to see why. We have visited several times on weekends and each time there was only a short wait. We enjoyed ourselves so much the first time we actually went over our 1.5hrs of free parking so make sure you keep an eye on the time if you drive in. A great place to relax and enjoy a meal away from the Parramatta crowds.
- Mon-Fri: 6am-3:30pm
- Sat-Sun: 7:30am-3pm
- ***Kitchen closes daily at 2:30pm.
Finding Social Hideout
There is 1.5hr free parking at Entrada Carpark, with entry via Ross Street. There are lifts that take you straight up to the café.
Social Hideout is across the road from Prince Alfred Park and approximately 300m to Riverside Theatres. And if you are after a little playground play, Rosslyn Blay Park is only about 300m away.