Humble, Happy, Honest & Healthy - 4 great words to live by and also the motto of our latest kid friendly cafe in the west of Sydney. The H Cafe in Quakers Hill is located in the local shopping centre - Quakers Court. It's the perfect spot to refuel before or after doing the groceries especially if you have your kidlets in tow.
We were in Quakers Hill because I am on a mission to Little Munch all of Sydney! That means I want to find a child friendly eatery in every single suburb across the region. So when I googled Quakers Hill, the only place to pop up was the H Cafe. After a squizz on their facebook page I saw that they did some delicious looking and well priced food and coffee and also that they had a kids menu so we drove on over for a late lunch during the school holidays.
The thing I liked most about Quakers Court was that it was nice and quiet, as was the H Cafe when we visited mid week. We had the whole cafe to ourselves which obviously meant we received excellent service. The inside of the cafe is narrow so if you have a pram it may be best to sit on one of the tables just outside. The friendly staff bring you menus and even though the sign said that you order and pay at the counter we received table service when we dined, perhaps when it is busier this doesn't happen.
All of the food and beverages are prepared right in front of you - the kitchen is right behind the front counter - I love watching my food being prepared, you know that the cook can't drop anything and plop it on your plate afterwards! To be honest the interior of the cafe does need a wee bit of TLC. I'm sure when it was first opened the seating etc would have been spotless but as we all know spillages of food on fabric lounges need to be cleaned up immediately otherwise some nasty stains appear and that seems to have happened on all of the banquette seating in the cafe. I didn't spy any high chairs so you may need to keep your little ones in their pram and if you need to use the toilet facilities these are located close by in the shopping centre.
The boys for once were in the mood for babycinos when we arrived at the H Cafe. They were pure froth and were served in a a disposable cup and at $1.00 they are great value especially considering that they came with 2 marshmallows. Milkshakes, juices, soft drinks and of course table water are also available. I taste tested one of their skim flat white coffees and it was excellent. If you are just after coffee and cake you will be drooling over some of the choices available in the front cake cabinet.
For some reason they no longer have a kids menu, but it doesn't matter as there are quite a few options on the menu that kidlets can eat. I just ordered the boys a toasted ham and cheese sandwich and asked that it be cut in half. Not only did the staff cut it in half but they also served it to the boys on their own plate with their own serve of seriously crispy chips and this only cost $9.90 - I'm used to paying $9.90 each for them when we dine out!
The corn fritters with grilled haloumi, salsa and loads of salad were exceptional value for $10.00. I think they were the special of the day as the menu price is $13.90 (even at that price it is still an excellent value meal considering the portion size). Gourmet sandwiches, burgers, salads and pastas are also on the menu for you to choose. I think the most expensive item is $16.90 and that is for a full on seafood pasta, so you are guaranteed good value for your money at the H Cafe. The menu also caters for different dietary requirements, whether you follow a vegetarian, gluten or dairy free diet there is something for you and it is marked on the menu so you don't have to ask the staff about which menu items you can have - wouldn't it be fantastic if more cafes did this?
After our lunch we wandered around Quakers Court - of course there is one of those rides that I have wasted way too many $2 coins on in the last 6 years (imagine how many coffees I could have bought with that money!). We then did a spot of grocery shopping and I might have even popped back to H Cafe to grab a take away coffee to get me through the long school holiday afternoon that lay ahead of me!
There are actually a few H Cafes dotted over western Sydney (eg. Jordan Springs & Schofields), so if you find yourself in one of those areas make sure you drop in for an excellent coffee and a decent size meal. They are definitely humble cafes and the staff are ever so happy and you will honestly feel better that you haven't spent too much much money on your healthy meal as well x
Do you take your kidlets grocery shopping? And do you have your cafe break before or after the shop?
168 Falmouth Rd, Quakers Hill
1300 042 233
Open 7 days 8am - 5pm