In 2014, White Henry was one of the first cafes to open in Parramatta's hidden laneways. Today, its black metal stools and timber-topped tables are busy with a stream of regulars.
The major drawcard is White Henry's house blend: Blue Stag. Carefully refined over years of research and cupping, this brew involves three kinds of arabica beans, creating a chocolatey body with fruity, spicy notes. If you're more of an experimental drinker, try the single origin, which changes from week to week.
Given such a heavy focus on coffee, the food menu is short, sweet and affordable. At brekkie, think banana bread, wraps and smashed avo; at lunch, go for a salad box, sourdough sandwich or Turkish roll.
Despite being so tucked away, White Henry catches quite a bit of sun light. Even on cool, wintry days, it's an uplifting, peaceful spot to take five from Parramatta's rapidly growing CBD.