Greenacre is a buzzing suburb located in the City of Canterbury-Bankstown on Dharug land. It is a vibrant community with almost one third of residents being of Lebanese background. The area is dotted with sweets shops, bakeries, cafes, and Lebanese restaurants perfect for a day out exploring.
We recommend starting the day at Café Levant, a seriously beautiful cafe inspired by far-eastern flavours. When it comes to caffeine, you’re spoilt for choice with their drinks menu including barista-made or Arabic coffees and Byron Bay blended Syrian teas. Don’t hold back with their creative menu, served with love and care.
Just around the corner is Norfolk Reserve, an isolated bushland remnant of the area – hidden on Norfolk Road. Despite being surrounded by industrial and residential areas, this bushland is home to several rare plant species including downy wattle and is a protected area – see if you can spot the interesting flora.
Next, head back down Waterloo Road towards the Greenacre main centre. You’ll pass by Northcote Park which is a great public park for a play on the playground, run around, and even a game of basketball. You’ll also pass the huge Abdo Florist where you can pick up a bunch of fresh flowers for a loved one.
As you near the town centre, you’ll begin to feel the buzz of Greenacre. Here you’ll find grocery stores with fresh produce, dress shops, bakeries, and other essential local stores. It’s the original home of Al Aseel, a popular Lebanese restaurant perfect for a lunch or dinner occasion. You’ll also find several new cafes including the bright pink Soft Sip cafe, making an excellent latte, and brunch favourites.
Don’t miss Abla’s Patisserie, for your afternoon baklava fix. Made fresh, their Arabian sweets are tasty and almost too easy to eat. And for another snack, try Oven Bake for fresh Zaatar Manoush – a light Lebanese pizza.
We love that Greenacre is a place where you can walk down the street and find so many different places to explore and that’s why we recommend spending time taking it all in and observing the buzz of everyday life.
Once you’ve soaked up the Greenacre atmosphere and sense of culture, you might be ready for some action. Just across Liverpool Road is 1UP Bouldering – one of Sydney’s biggest bouldering gyms. Bouldering has gained popularity as a fun exercise and hobby for many people and is similar to rock-climbing. Enjoy a climb to test your skill and strength, and you might just find yourself hooked.
Or if you have children, Greenacre Splash is a new water play park located in Roberts Park. With free-entry, this public park is perfect for a sunny afternoon and the creative playground is based off the Indigenous story of Tiddalik the frog. Get ready for a soaking!
By now you'll be ready to eat again, so head to The Acres Club on Moondo Street. This is a converted bowls club with spacious and relaxing alfresco areas on the green, as well as a modern indoor dining area within the clubhouse.
Enjoy an authentic wood-fired pizza on the green from the brand new La Piazza Pizza Kitchen every weekend. Or order one of your favourite pub classics from The Acres Kitchen. You simply can't go wrong with a feed and a drink while enjoying the sunset in the heart of Greenacre. And there's even a great kids play area to keep the little ones busy!
With many local businesses that illuminate Greenacre's cultural vibrancy, this is a suburb that truly reflects the heart and soul of Western Sydney, and truly is worth exploring.