Winning Appliances Northmead is the destination for cooking and laundry in the Western Suburbs but in our Winning Guide To Northmead, Greater Sydney, we’ll also introduce you to the best places to grab coffee and cake and take scenic walks while in the area.
Delicious cheese samples at Northmead Growers Market. Image via Facebook
Our Northmead store can be found on the James Ruse Business Park, which houses a number of retailers for home furnishings, hardware, car accessories, office supplies and electrical items.
For all your home cooking needs, head to the nearby Northmead Growers Market – a family run business that sells fresh local fruit and vegetables with handy information cards about where the product is from and how to handle and preserve them. Inspired by the owner’s Italian routes the market also stocks a range of Italian imported goods such as pastries and gelatos that are popular with the local community. The store also has a deli stuffed full of tasty cheeses, preserves and biscuits, and sells a range of fresh cut flowers for you to set your table with.
Stop for coffee at the child-friendly Coffee Embassy. Image via Facebook
When it comes to breakfast you have to try the most famous breakfast roll in Northmead at Coffee Embassy. This family-friendly café on Kleins Roll is well-known in the area for its egg and bacon breakfast roll on Turkish bread. If that sounds too filling they also have an excellent range of $7 specials, which include either a muffin, raisin toast or banana bread and coffee. Young visitors will love the Kid’s Menu, with items such as fairy bread and babycinos, as well as the chalkboard walls they are invited to doodle on.
If you’re in a bit of a hurry you can also pick up a cup of Coffee Embassy’s gourmet coffee at their drive-through stand located in the car park of the Northmead Bowling Club on Windsor Road.
Fresh from the oven at Baker and Builder Café. Image via Facebook
Another great child-friendly cafe just 5 minutes drive from Winning Appliances is North Parramatta’s Baker and Builder Café. The big draw here is the daily-changing range of mouth-watering cakes. From lemon meringue tarts, to sponge cakes, brownies, cookie monster cupcakes and passion fruit melting moments – you never know what freshly baked delight will be waiting on the counter.
If you have a more savoury palette the Baker and Builder Café also serve meat pies, sausage rolls and quiches. Their Columbian Reserve coffee comes highly recommended, as does the temptingly named Sticky Chai Tea.
On Saturdays the café hosts a Farmer’s Market where you can shop for fresh fruit, vegetables and well-priced flowers whilst enjoying the entertainment for the kids, which often includes face painting, a petting zoo and pony rides.
Lake Parramatta Park by discoverparramatta.com
You can enjoy some beautiful walks in the Western Sydney parklands and accessible from Northmead is the intriguing Water Dragon Way.
Water Dragon Way runs between Moxhams Road, Northmead and Goodin Road, Winston Hills along the eastern side of Quarry Branch Creek. The full track, which is a mixture of natural earth and rocky path including some rock and wooden stairs, is 2.3 kms and takes 1hr 40 minutes to complete but it can be easily be broken down into smaller sections.
Nearby Lake Parramatta also offers three well-signed walks, of varying length and difficulty, and is a popular spot swimming, fishing and taking picnics.