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Mr Brightside

$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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Riley St, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia
08:00 - 17:00
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Sun 08:30 - 16:30
Mon - Wed 08:00 - 17:30
Thu 08:00 - 21:00
Fri 08:00 - 17:30
Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

The great thing about this cafe is that it's really easy to get to! However, the view of people walking around doing their daily shopping is a bit disheartening because, personally, I'd rather be in a separate building. Besides that, the wait service is alright, but I have been left waiting a few times. The eggs Benedict doesn't stand out... More 

Thank Julia K
Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Each time I visit this place I am pleasantly surprised. The food in innovative without being up itself, and the well-trained, cheerful staff are delightful. It is often a month or two between visits, but he manager always remembers me and stops to chat. Great coffee, excellent shakes, and everything on the menu is just delicious.

Thank HeathSavage
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

We have been to Mr Brightside a couple of times with friends and really wanted this quaint little cafe to be our new place to meet and have breakfast on the weekends. The café is a smallish affair located in Penrith Plaza on the second floor above Riley Street. The staff are friendly and welcoming, the coffee is good and... More 

Thank Nev64
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Popped in here for breakfast before tackling some Christmas shopping. Found the menu to be pricey and the portion sizes small (especially for what you're paying). The design of the cafe is nice and the staff are friendly, but we definitely won't go back as did not see any value for money for what you got. Better off at any... More 

Thank Jezka K
Sydney, Australia
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We had late breakfast. We had Breakfast Bruschetta and Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon and coffee. Meals good size and very nice. Coffee was good. Service prompt and very friendly. Table water was help your self with fruit in it. I thought this was a great idea. Overall I would go back

Thank mto90510
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Staff were friendly and service was good, the problem seems to be consistency, when you get 2 iced drinks and they both come differently it's a little worrying, specifics need to be noted, also iced drinks should have ice in them? Particularly when the waitress is asked how they are done and they come differently than described, I suggest coffee... More 

Thank Corey W
Springwood, Australia
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Popped in to check out new menu hoping to see the delish soup with cheese on sourdough on the side dish. Alas, no. Ordered cheese and salad on brown instead. The coffee was welcome and wish I could say the same for the sandwich. There was cheese. There was tomato, beetroot and lettuce on thick cut dry bread. Mr Brightside... More 

Thank Takeahat
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Typical Australian service, friendly but poor. The "Old Fashion" sandwiches where made with toast bread (not fresh) with not much filling. The steak sandwich was nice, but bloody small for $18. Would not go back

Thank DeM796
Lawson, Australia
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471 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Pleasant and convenient spot in the Penrith Plaza for a cup of coffee or a quick meal. Located on the second floor above Riley Street. Staff are friendly and welcoming and the coffee is good. Fair selection of meals so you will find something you like. Very convenient.

Thank Michael N
Sydney, Australia
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146 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is a nice small cafe in Penrith Plaza, with a good menu in very pleasant surroundings. The waitstaff are pleasant and efficient. A good spot for a casual meal or cup of coffee.

Thank peterg1001

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
08:30 - 16:30
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Riley St, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Penrith
  • Phone Number: 0247226316

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?