You know it must be a great cafe when you have trouble deciding what to order as everything sounds and tastes so yummy. The Bells Road Social cafe opened in December 2017 and is such a welcome addition to the Parramatta cafe scene. It’s our local favourite cafe, and even after almost a year of regularly going, we still have trouble deciding between all the yummy options. Plus there is an updated menu each season so more delicious food to try!

The Bells Road Social cafe is filled with natural light and has a view out to Fred Robertson Reserve. The decor is a lovely blend of new and old, with rustic and chic elements.

The Bells Road Social Cafe Oatlands
The Bells Road Social

And if your kids aren’t in the mood for sitting, you can order, grab a picnic rug and they will bring your food over to you in the playground. Now that is some serious family friendliness right there!

The Bells Road Social Cafe Oatlands

But the winning feature is definitely the food! My two favourite lunch dishes are the Chicken and Chorizo Salad and Lamb Kofta. They are so delicious and full of flavour. And I definitely have a weak spot for the divine lemon meringue tartlet!

They have a kids breakfast and lunch menu. My boys though normally opt for a bacon toastie and chips so unfortunately haven’t tried anything off their menu but the chips are yummy. Here is a sample menu as it does change seasonally.

Owners Melissa and Dan were behind the very successful Long Shot cafe in Beecroft (right near the fab train playground) and are now bringing their fresh style, friendly service and yummy food to Oatlands….yay for us!

There is a mix of seating styles from stools to tables and there is also a waiting bench for take away coffees. My favourite spot is the little balcony area on the side, overlooking the park.

The Bells Road Social Cafe Oatlands

There are high chairs plus room for prams, but it would be a bit tight when busy. And there are two toilets, with a baby change table in one.

You can also now enjoy a book from our wonderful street library at the entrance to Fred Robertson Reserve, near the cafe. Thank you to Bells Road Social for partnering with ParraParents who help look after the Helping Hands Street Library.

Fred Robertson Reserve

Opening Hours

  • Monday: CLOSED
  • Tuesday-Friday: 7am to 3pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 8am to 3pm
The Bells Road Social Cafe Oatlands
Enjoying books from the street library at Fred Robertson Reserve

Finding the Bells Road Social Cafe

You will find this great cafe at 1 Bells Road in Oatlands. And the beauty of it being located in the leafy suburb of Oatlands is that it’s peaceful.

Fred Robertson Reserve Street Library

The Bells Road Social is on the corner of a strip of shops and across a small lane from the playground at Fred Robertson Reserve. There is street parking or it’s short walk from a bus stop on Kissing Point Road.

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