Parkside Cafe


The Client

Parkside is a vibrant local cafe, locally owned and operated. You can find us right next to Armidale’s most historic pub The Wicklow Hotel on Marsh Street.

Open from 8am to 1pm, the Parkside is quickly gaining a reputation for the place to go in Armidale for a great bacon & egg breakfast roll, brunch or coffee.  Their Milkshakes look pretty amazing too.

You will find Parkside Cafe at: 87 Marsh Street, Armidale NSW 2350

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The Suburb

Armidale is a city in the Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia. Armidale had a population of 24,504 as at June 2018. It is the administrative centre for the Northern Tablelands region. It is approximately halfway between Sydney and Brisbane at the junction of the New England Highway and Waterfall Way.

In Armidale, the presence of four distinct seasons make it climatically unlike most of Australia; hence, the “New England” moniker and the autumn colours are notable features of the city. Summers are characterised by warm to very warm days followed almost always by cool, sometimes cold, nights. Thunderstorms often produce heavy falls of rain and occasionally hail in the afternoons and early evenings, also bringing a sudden drop in temperature. Unlike nearby coastal areas, Armidale does not usually experience high humidity levels making most of the summer days quite comfortable.

Before the British colonial settlement of New South Wales, the Indigenous Anēwan people occupied the area that encompasses current day Armidale.

Armidale was first settled in the early 1830s, following the earlier exploration of the area by John Oxley. It was named after Armadale on the Isle of Skye in Scotland by George James MacDonald. MacDonald was the Commissioner of Crown Lands and head of the local Border Police detachment in the New England district from 1839 to 1848.

Oxley recommended the region for grazing, and soon early pioneers set up small farms in the locality. The James Barnet-designed heritage-listed Armidale Post Office opened on 1 April 1843.[16][17] The town, which was surveyed in 1848 and gazetted in 1849, was established to provide a market and administration for the farms, but soon after gold was discovered at nearby Rocky River and Gara Gorges, and a gold rush ensued, enlarging the town rapidly in the 1850s.

What We Did

To furnish the Parkside Cafe, Nextrend were engaged.  With the cafe having a modern eco look interior, the furnishings had to compliment the style.  Black air chairs and barstools were selected for seating.  These comfortable chairs look great in the environment and are not overly stated to allow the surrounds to be the hero.  Combined with Black Astoria Bases the Shesman Table tops used throughout the cafe add a wood element to the table settings carrying the eco feel throughout the dining space.

Parkside Cafe, Armidale