Cafe Once Upon A Time is located on West Parade, opposite the West Ryde train station and in close proximity to Marketplace Centre where Woolies and Coles are situated. We were looking for a cafe nearby for brunch and decided to give the cafe a go. We parked at the Marketplace Centre (2 hours free parking) and ventured out to look for it. Not being too familiar with its location we ended up getting in through the back door. It was then that I realized what a huge cafe it is! Double storey with a decent sized alfresco dining area as well!
Element 6 cafe located on Ryedale Road is probably one of the trendier cafe found in the suburb of West Ryde. Even though it is located on the quieter side of the train station (not the Woolies/Coles side), it seems to draw a regular crowd as evident in people queuing up for seats or takeaway coffee whenever we’d past the cafe. I’d been a couple of times, once during a weekday morning and another a weekend afternoon and it was buzzing with activity both times. A stark contrast to the neighboring businesses.