I still remember the day I discovered Paper Plane café. It was a day I had intended to visit one of my favourite Malaysian cafés in parramatta, only to be devastated to find that it was gone and in its place a very ordinary looking café with a funny name now existed. Paper plane café. Twas a very sad day indeed!
Fast forward five or so years, and I’ve still yet to actually try the place out, but much happier memories have been made in its sister location at Paper Plane factory. Located in amongst an industrial area, its pretty much the only business open on the weekend, which makes parking a breeze and means that theres plenty of peace and quiet, if the busy bustling streets of Parramatta are not quite your thing.
It’s also located right next to my high school as well, which makes it an excellent location for catch ups with my high school friends too!
And it appears to be quite a popular pick, with pretty much a full house on the Sunday I visit, despite its relatively isolated location. Luckily most visitors seem to be early birds, so we’re quick to snag a table and the crowd slowly dissipates as the afternoon comes along.
You’ll find your usual brunch culprits on the menu, as well as some tasty looking burgers and chips. My winter warmer bowl is a seasonal item, and though a little out of place on a warm 30+ degree spring day, I was glad it was still available as one cannot go past the promise of a delicious baked breakfast with chorizo!!
The bean base is what breakfast dreams are made of, a hearty tomato stew which leaves me wishing it was still winter, served with a generous portion of crisp, fried chorizo. Unfortunately the overcooked fried egg and dry rocket leaves with a yellow tinge leave a lot to be desired.
We’re also keen on trying the very Instagram worthy french toast but alas it was not meant to be- they were sold out for the day. Our plan B of Eggs Benedict was a worthy substitute, the familiar stack of eggs, creamy hollandaise, crispy bacon and spinach on a slice of toasted sourdough. We breathe a sigh of relief when we cut open both the poached eggs to find a perfect runny centre.
Ahhhhh……. its simple things like this that keep us happy!!