Milperra is a suburb of Canterbury Bankstown. The word Milperra is an Indigenous word for gathering of people. Sitting on the banks of the Georges River, Milperra is home to a number of lush parklands as well as having an amazing food scene worth exploring.
Milperra is located right off the M5 Highway and is best accessed by car. Start your day of by visiting one of the many café’s. We stopped at Four Little Foxes on Amiens Avenue for our first coffee of the day. The café is positioned in the Milperra Shopping Centre right next to the local fruit store, butcher and grocer.
If you’re feeling peckish, grab yourself one of the homemade pastries to go along with your coffee.
With coffee in hand, head down to Newland Reserve. Here, you can enjoy walking amongst nature and also learn more about the stormwater wetlands through the educational signage throughout the site.
Take a walk around the wetlands and take in all the local birdlife. On a sunny day, you can see the reflection of the water mirror the surrounding trees and bridges making for a perfect photo opportunity. If you grabbed some pastries from Four Little Foxes, sitting around the wetlands is the perfect place to have yourself a casual picnic.
If you’re still hungry and want something a little more substantial, you need to pay a visit to Sunshine Meats on Horsley Road.
A destination in and of itself, Sunshine Meats has an amazing story. We were lucky enough to speak with Celina about the history of the business and how the family picked up their roots from Portugal and came to Australia in the 1980s setting up a Butchery in Redfern, before moving to Dulwich Hill, and then finally to their purpose-built factory and café in Milperra.
Now days, Sunshine Meats is a wholesaler of their products, as well as selling directly to their consumer. Walking into the deli you’ll find wall of products ranging from smoked goods, to chicken, spices, sauces and even cheese.
Their café, called the Charcuterie Room was purposely designed to be an escape from the hustle and bustle of the surrounding areas. Their menu features the best of their produce with changing menu items giving you a taste of European dining.
Set in their sun-filled courtyard, surrounded by greenery, pull up a chair here and take in the day you’ve had exploring the best of Milperra.