Sydney’s Prettiest Cafe: Instagram Worthy Social Hideout
I don’t know about anyone else, but I love a good cafe. And when I say good, I mean good food, good coffee good vibes and good surroundings. What makes that even better, is if the place is totally beautiful and Instagram worthy. Sure, that might be kinda sad, but we all love a good brunch or lunch in a cute spot, and if we can snap a couple of good shots for the ‘gram, even better right? Enter, Social Hideout, Sydney’s prettiest cafe.
Social Hideout is a dream. They have 2 locations in Sydney, one in Waterloo and one in Parramatta. I have personally only been to the Waterloo location, so this post will be focusing on that.
Plus, Waterloo is the closer of the two to the Sydney CBD (the Parramatta cafe looks incredible too, and so does the menu, so you can bet I will visit sometime soon!). Visiting Social Hideout definitely makes the list of the top things to do in Sydney. It’s fun, the food is amazing and you will honestly feel like a queen.
Everything you need to know about Sydney’s prettiest cafe
Where is Social Hideout?
Social Hideout’s Waterloo Cafe is located at Shop 4&5/25-33 Allen St, Waterloo, NSW, 2017.
To get there, you have plenty of options. The closest train station is Green Square, and there’s also plenty of bus stops. Uber is also a great option which I highly recommend in Sydney. From anywhere in Sydney Central, you can expect to pay around $20 in an Uber.
You can’t miss Social Hideout, when you come around the corner the beautiful flower wall and pink umbrellas out the front will amaze you. Don’t forget to snap a shot at the famous flower wall!
Apart from the gorgeous flower wall located out the front of the cafe, which just screams Instagram worthy, you’ll be amazed at how impressive the whole cafe is. Flowers hang from the ceilings, while mirrors and flower walls with light up signs are placed around the cafe. You won’t know where to look!
When is Social Hideout open?
Currently, Social Hideout Waterloo is open daily, and there hours are as follows:
- Monday-Friday: 7am to 3pm
- Saturday-Sunday: 8am to 3pm
These are the current opening hours, and may change. Make sure you check the Social Hideout website for up to date opening hours. Reservations can be made online on the Social Hideout website.
What to eat and drink at Social Hideout
Social Hideout’s menu is unique and exciting, it can honestly be hard to choose! It’s worth nothing that the menus are different for the Waterloo and Parramatta Cafe’s, so if you are unsure which one to visit check the menus and see what appeals to you more!
Starting with the drinks, you’ll find coffee, tea, juices, milkshakes and fruity drinks and smoothies. However, I highly recommend trying a bath tub. The signature bath tubs are essentially like a milkshake served in a mini bath-tub, topped with purple cream, sprinkles and fairy floss, and they are seriously impressive.
Coming in a range of flavours including the common iced coffee and chocolate, as well as iced matcha green tea, iced red velvet and iced bubblegum. I opted for a iced mocha bath tub, and my sister Lauren got an iced chocolate bathtub. The pictures below show truly how impressive these ‘bath tubs’ are!
The menu offers all day brunch and lunch items, and believe me when I say it’s hard to choose! I seriously wanted to try everything. All of the dishes have nice twists to them, and are all served beautifully. Honestly, I think it’s the prettiest plating I’ve ever seen, Masterchef would be impressed.
Choose from pancakes, granolas, omelettes, brekkie mac and cheese and a bunch of other cool brunch dishes on the all day brunch menu, or opt for a main from 11:30am onwards, which includes, salads, pastas and burgers.
My sister and I both opted for pancake dishes from the all day brunch menu, and we were not disappointed! I opted for the Black Hotcakes, which consisted of activated charcoal buttermilk pancakes (they were literally black!), lemon cream, berries and vanilla ice-cream. Lauren opted for the Taro Pancakes (which were a beautiful purple colour!), which consisted of berries, pink pitaya, lychee and black sesame ice-cream. Both tasting truly amazing, and were well balanced and sweet without being overly sweet.
We both loved our dishes, and can’t wait to try everything else on the menu to be honest. I did some research on the other dishes on the menu, all of which seemed to have raving reviews. Head to @socialhideout on Instagram to check out some of them!
Honestly, I can’t recommend Social Hideout enough! It’s such a fun and beautiful place, with great food and drinks. It truly makes for such a great experience and is definitely something that you have to do in Sydney!
Read more about travel in Australia:
- 36 of the best things to do in Sydney
- Travel guide to the Central Coast of NSW
- The best things to do in Newcastle, NSW
Happy travelling (and eating!),