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Circa Espresso

Middle Eastern-influenced brekkies and small-batch roasted coffee.
By Jasmine Crittenden
January 12, 2023
By Jasmine Crittenden
January 12, 2023

Owner Aykut Sayan opened his popular cafe Circa Espresso, found less than five minutes walk from Parramatta Station on the other side to the Parramatta Square dining precinct, with one goal in mind: sharing his love of food and coffee with others. His approach fuses Middle Eastern influences with modern Australian fare, resulting in hearty, flavour-packed brekkies, brunches and lunches.

The Ottoman eggs, for example, are a feast for the sandwiches, combining poached eggs with crumbed eggplant, garlic labneh, burnt chilli, sage butter and seeded sourdough ($26), while the baked eggs with beef sujuk come topped with danish feta, diced roma tomatoes, harissa gravy, a hint of chilli and house-made focaccia ($26).

At coffee time, Circa encourages you to forget about your usual cappuccino or latte. Of course, they're here on the menu, but you also have the chance to try the cafe's signature batch brew ($4–5) or cold brew ($6). There's even an option to expand your caffeine palette with a coffee flight ($12)

On clear days, the outdoor terrace is bathed in sunshine, while, in chilly weather, Circa's pendant-lit interior is one of Parramatta's cosiest spots. To really hide away, find the Chesterfield up the back, surrounded by books and artworks.


Appears in:
The Best Cafes in Sydney


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