If you’ve been looking at property developments in Westmead, it’s worthwhile checking out the local urban scene.
With several property developers focusing on this up-and-coming suburb, Westmead could very well be home to your new local café.
One of the best parts of living in apartment developments like this is they are so central to all your favourites in Sydney’s west.
With an array of eateries and entertainment venues on your doorstep, you’ll need to jump on this area while the market is still very accessible for buying apartment developments. Whether you’re exploring Parramatta’s little sister as a weekend day trip, or you’re scoping out a potential new home, you’re bound to find your new favourite hangout.
What was once a bare area on the fringe of Parramatta, property developments are helping to drive a stronger cultural identity. Recently adored by foodies, keep an eye out for our favourites the next time you’re browsing restaurants near Parramatta.
If you like a little kitsch with your coffee, then make Kongfucius on Hawkesbury Road a stop on your Sunday morning tour of Westmead.
3 minutes from Westmead Train Station, this quirky café is all about creating an artsy atmosphere and serving freshly-made goodies, and you might even make new friends with the staff who are always happy to chat.
Community focussed, Kongfucius gives back to the community and consider their environmental footprint. Throughout the year, you’ll also see them get involved in charity fundraising, like they did last year for Jeans for Genes Day, or ask about their keep cups which you can purchase onsite and refill for less.
Farm to Fork Produce
If you’re after a wholesome weekend out of the city, then what better activity than a lazy stroll through the park to pick up some locally grown produce?
The Parramatta Farmers Market takes place every Friday, and is just a stone’s throw from Westmead. Browse through the stalls of over 20 local farmers and learn about exactly where your food comes from. Open from the early hours through until lunch time, there’s no rush to eat, shop and chat.
Have no fear, in Westmead you’ll be able to satisfy your Thai cravings whenever they strike.
Thailand 999 on Hawkesbury Road is open every night of the week, as well as lunchtime except on Sundays.
What’s more, they also offer catering, so that you can let all your colleagues in on this well-kept secret of western Sydney.
Highly accommodating, fussy eaters and those with intolerances or allergies, are well catered for with alternatives available.
Westmead is home to what the locals know to be some of the best Indian food in Sydney.
Daawat is just a stone’s throw from many apartment developments with customer favourites including goat masala and tandoori chicken.
Vegetarians have plenty of options with a range of curries and other dishes on offer, and all up the suburb’s best kept secret offers some of the best cheap eats around.
Currently with a 4.6/5 rating on Facebook, this local favourite is inherently part of the cultural fabric of the area. A must visit.
Just a two-minute stroll from many of Westmead’s property developments, Parramatta Lanes is a must-visit in October for foodies and music lovers.
From Tuesday 9 to Friday 12 October, a collection of 14 ‘Lanes’ come alive with street food, pop-up bars and art installations—all within walking distance of each other.
Expect ice cream waffle sandwiches, roller discos, neon mini golf and arcade games – all with a cocktail in hand.
Your Local Watering Hole
Westmead Tavern is one of the only pubs in the immediate area, so stop by for a drink on the weekends to meet the locals. Better yet, it’s one of the best value places around, with nothing on the menu above $19. If you’re really in a pinch, head in for lunch on weekdays for just $10.
Tapas & Cocktails
One of the best bars in Parramatta is just a few minutes’ walk from many of Westmead’s property developments. Over the other side of the park, you’ll find Coco Cubano, a late-night bar serving Cuban-style tapas and cocktails.
Snuggle up indoors in the cooler weather, or make the most of their leafy outdoor area in summer. They’ve also got happy hours, two-for-one deals and regularly update the menus.
Late-Night Kick Ons
For a more urban feel, stumble around the corner to Uncle Kurt’s, an American-style dive bar where you can extend your evening with a few more cocktails. This is the place to be in the west on a Saturday night, with live music from local artists often on the cards as well.
If you’re still feeling peckish after Coco Cubano, tuck in to a reuben sandwich, or a pastrami, pickle and mustard burger.