Subscribe      List an Event or Business      Invite a Writer      Write for WN      Writers      Other Locations
list an event      1 million Australian readers every month      facebook

The Melting Room Cafe

Home > Sydney > Breakfast | Cafes | Family
by Brydie Wright (subscribe)
I'm a children's book author, radio presenter of 'By the Book' for Radio Northern Beaches, and freelance writer. Check out www.brydiewright.com for more about
Published February 20th 2017
Breakfasts That Melt in the Mouth

"Honey, why don't we go for breakfast today? It's 11.30am but I hear they are doing great all-day breakfasts in that trendy new café down by the water. And we can read the papers leisurely while we are there. I hear it's expensive but who cares, we can afford it, ha, ha. Quality smashed avocado and quinoa is well worth paying for."

This is a true and documented conversation between a married couple with two children under five.... Just kidding!

The reality of the situation is that if it is a red-letter day and you are fortunate and brave enough to be venturing out for breakfast with the kids, you'll look for somewhere close by, somewhere affordable and somewhere relaxed with family-friendly service.

The Melting Room, Specialty Coffee, North Narrabeen, Beach Cafe, Family-friendly cafe, bacon and egg roll, breakfast and lunch, affordable dining
The Melting Room Cafe has cornered the market, on the corner of Lake Park Rd


The Melting Room Café on Lake Park Road at North Narrabeen is just such a place. Nestled on the corner of the street adjacent to the popular NRMA Sydney Lakeside Holiday Park and Narrabeen Lake inlet, there is ample access to parking in the surrounding area and if you're lucky, a spot in the beach carpark, directly across the road.

For breakfast, in particular, this is one of my top recommendations for family friendly 'dining' in Narrabeen and I'd be delighted to share why it makes this list.

Every time we've ever been there for breakfast, I've been served by Damien, who has managed the café for the past two years. He's a hard-working man and though all his staff are friendly and professional, his familiar presence lends heart to the business. I enjoy the way he makes my son feel welcome by acquiescing to his rather persistent requests for a marshmallow while he waits for his meal. Traditionally, his choice is a fresh milkshake and toast, or if he's lucky, a crispy bowl of chips.

The Melting Room, Specialty Coffee, North Narrabeen, Beach Cafe, Family-friendly cafe, bacon and egg roll, breakfast and lunch, affordable dining
Photo courtesy of The Melting Room Facebook page - refreshing milkshakes are a great treat for the kids


The café is light and airy with a beach feel. You can sit indoors at one of the large benches, or choose one of the family tables (with high chair). There's also the option to dine al fresco, if you have a pooch, or enjoy the beach air. Like any popular café, it can get busy during peak times but we've never had a problem getting a table and the café model is such that the turn-over of customers is continuous and the food service moves at a good pace.

Counter service can work well on several levels. When you're eating with kids, you can put in your order and pre-pay, enabling a quick getaway when the tantrums break, or, if you're eating with another family, you can pay for your own meals and don't have to worry about awkward split bills.

The Melting Room, Specialty Coffee, North Narrabeen, Beach Cafe, Family-friendly cafe, bacon and egg roll, breakfast and lunch, affordable dining
Place your order and pull up a chair, awaiting your cup of coffee


The Melting Room's menu is 'melt in the mouth' with breakfast and lunch favourites and Kids Meals (for $9.90). Popular specials include a bacon and egg roll and coffee for $10 (bargain!), or fish and chips with soft drink for $14.95. The prices in general, are comparable with other local sit-down cafes and reasonable for the quality and size of the servings. My personal favourite breakfast is the Haloumi stack with poached eggs, spinach and pesto sauce for $14.90 but all the traditional bacon, egg and burger varieties are on offer too.

The Melting Room, Specialty Coffee, North Narrabeen, Beach Cafe, Family-friendly cafe, bacon and egg roll, breakfast and lunch, affordable dining
There's something for everyone on the menu


I've always looked forward to my visits to The Melting Room and with speciality coffee, an appealing menu and beachside location, it's got it all. There is a time and place for trendy, gourmet cafes but at this point in our lives, my husband and I are looking for ease of dining with our child, and value for money, and this local gem fits the bill perfectly.
Help us improve  Click here if you liked this article  18
Share: email  facebook  twitter
Why? Relaxed, family-friendly cafe by the beach
When: Open 7am - 2.30pm for breakfast and lunch
Phone: 61 (0)2 9970 6310
Where: 34 Lake Park Road, North Narrabeen NSW 2101
Cost: Varies. Prices start from $6.90, with most meal options between $10 - $20
Your Comment
Sounds like a nice place to visit!
by Jay Johnson (score: 3|1368) 968 days ago
It sounds nice and looks nice too, the cafe actually looks like a house which is pretty trendy :)
by RC (score: 3|1221) 963 days ago
Featured
Foodi Photoh Classie
Top Events
Popular Articles
Categories
Lists
Questions